Acting Quotes

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…

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)

“Tenacity is almost more important than talent” (Mark Hamill) (Arranged by AM staff) Actor Mark Hamill has a face most Star Wars fans would instantly recognize, even though he does some of his…

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  • “Don’t be a one-trick pony” (Christian Bale)

    “Go for new tricks. Don’t be a one-trick pony” (Christian Bale) (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) In an interview with the Oral History of Hollywood, actor Christian Bale had an interesting take on the…

    “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…

    “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…

    “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?” (Don Cheadle) (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) You probably know Don Cheadle from his starring role…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    “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…

    ‘You Can’t Rely on Anyone to Hand You Anything’ (Joe Manganiello)

    ‘You Can’t Rely on Anyone to Hand You Anything’ “Just be creative” (Arranged by Jim Webb) Casual observers of Joe Manganiello might know him as the spouse of actress, Sofia Vergara. Or they…

    No amount of failure can dissuade a determined actor (Susan Saint James)

    No Amount of Failure Can Dissuade a Determined Actor Susan Saint James breaks down the difference between the determined actor and the actor who has talent but lacks determination (by Tonya Tannenbaum) Talent…