Charles S. Dutton: “There’s a wide river of actors and actresses. But there’s only a tiny pond of real talent.”

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  • Charles S. Dutton:

    There’s a wide, wide, wide river of actors and actresses. But there’s only a tiny pond of real talent.”

    (Arranged by AM Staff)


    There’s a wide, wide, wide river of actors and actresses. But there’s only a tiny pond of real talent.


    “What I mean by “real talent” is not who necessarily can act better than the next person, not who’s prettier, not who’s more handsome, not who’s taller, not who has a better voice, not who looks like a soap opera, not who looks like a goddess. But who are the more conscientious people about the craft?”

  • “That’s the tiny pond. You know. There’s actors swimming all over the place. But that tiny pond of people… this is their life’s blood.”

    “They decided they wanted to be an artist. Like a painter decides they want to be an artist and their parents are screaming at them because they got canvases and paint all over the house and everything. But that’s the life that they chose.”


    There’s actors swimming all over the place…But who are the more conscientious people about the craft?


    “And they’re not looking for fame and fortune and riches. They’re looking to purge something within themselves on that canvas. And the stage actor is looking for the same thing. He’s looking to advance civilization in his work.”

    (Charles S. Dutton, who starred in Fox’s Roc, Menace Il Society, The Piano Lesson and The Sopranos)


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