Acting Quotes

Konstantin Stanislavski: “Live the Part”

Konstantin Stanislavski: “Live the Part” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Konstantin Stanislavski) “In our art you must live the part every moment that you are playing it, and every time.” The following is an…

OPINION | Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful 

OPINION  Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful  Don’t they understand that we all have lives?  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m certainly grateful for each and every…

Denzel Washington: “You only live once. So do what you feel passionate about.” 

Denzel Washington: “You only live once. So do what you feel passionate about.” Denzel Washington on the importance of matching goals to your dreams (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Denzel Washington in Fences) “You…

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  • Ray Liotta’s Timeless Advice for Up-and-Coming Actors 

    Ray Liotta’s Timeless Advice for Up-and-Coming Actors “I love acting. It’s an interesting challenge…” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) His death, at age 67, was a shocking development, but Ray Liotta’s legacy and wisdom…

    Here’s What You Should Do!

    Here’s What You Should Do! From Actors Who’ve Done It… (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Advice in the entertainment business varies widely and is often contradictory. The advice from…

    Harrison Ford’s Advice to Young Actors 

    Harrison Ford’s Advice to Young Actors “Try and figure out how to do it for yourself.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “The only advice I’ve ever offered young actors is to try and figure…

    Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? 

    Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? Perhaps Will Smith was still in character during the infamous “slap”… (By Carmichael Phillips) What caused Will Smith’s now infamous slap at the Oscars? What made him jump…

    Jon Bernthal on Rejection: “You’ve got to remind yourself how lucky you are to be doing this.” 

    Jon Bernthal on Rejection:  “You’ve got to remind yourself how lucky you are to be doing this.”  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Jon Bernthal) “You’ve got to remind yourself how lucky you are to be…

    Michael Caine: “Less is More”

    Michael Caine:  “Less is More” (Excerpt from Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie-Making) “I sometimes encounter actors who think they’re going to steal a scene by being big and bombastic. Those…

    How 5 Famous Actors Build Their Character’s Backstory 

    How 5 Famous Actors Build Their Character’s Backstory  Building the life and times of your character, outside the script  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Mason Kimbarovsky | Unsplash) Your script only offers you a…