Acting Quotes

Jessica Chastain: Be a script detective

Jessica Chastain: Be a script detective Jessica Chastain speaks about the importance of script analysis (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane, 2016) Every playwright or screenwriter has a very serious problem…

 “I think the word “acting” is a bad word for what we do.” (Dennis Haysbert)

 “I think the word “acting” is a bad word for what we do.” (Dennis Haysbert) (Arranged by AM Staff) Do you consider acting to be the art of performing a character or the…

Actor Stories: Molly Shannon’s 10-Year-Struggle to Beat the Odds in Hollywood

Actor Stories: Molly Shannon’s 10-Year-Struggle to Beat the Odds in Hollywood How many years are you willing to dedicate to your dream of becoming a professional, working actor? (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) How…

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  • The Push Strategy vs. The Pull Strategy

    The Push Strategy vs. The Pull Strategy What if you, as an actor, didn’t wait for the market to demand your acting services? (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Merakist/Unsplash) “My career began the day…

    “Tenacity is almost more important than talent” (Mark Hamill)

    Mark Hamill: ‘Tenacity is almost more important than talent’ What kind of person does Hamill believe should become a professional actor? (Arranged by AM staff) (Mark Hamill in Star Wars) Actor Mark Hamill…

    Christian Bale: “Don’t be a one-trick pony”

    Christian Bale: “Go for new tricks. Don’t be a one-trick pony” “Don’t fall back on your old tricks” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Christian Bale in American Psycho) In an interview with the Oral…

    “Listen and React” (Michael Caine)

    Michael Caine’s Greatest Advice to Film Actors: Listen and React “Listening is really what acting is all about, for movies. It’s not like the theatre. It’s an entirely different situation.” “When I was…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    “Education is so essential” (Jake Gyllenhaal)

    Education is Essential “Education is so essential, because there’s no way of knowing what good material is, or knowing if a story is original, or knowing what makes a story original, or know…

    Don Cheadle: “Do you want to be an actor or do you want to be a star or a celebrity?”

    Don Cheadle: “Do you want to be an actor or do you want to be a star or a celebrity?” “You can work on monologues. You can always work on script analysis. That’s…

    “To be an interesting actor, you must be authentic” (Sanford Meisner)

    “To be an interesting actor – hell, to be an interesting human being – you must be authentic and for you to be authentic you must embrace who you really are, warts and…