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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Elizabeth Taylor is pre-feminist woman. This is the source of her continuing greatness and relevance. She wields the sexual power that feminism cannot explain and has tried to destroy. Through stars like Taylor, we sense the world-disordering impact of legendary women like Delilah, Salome, and Helen of Troy. Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary clich?. But the femme fatale expresses women's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all men's relations with women.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.
I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar -- you pretend it's not there.
They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.
Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause; they serve the common good.
The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches.
There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
Imagination, industry, and intelligence -- the three I s -- are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.

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