Acting Quotes

Will Smith: “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.” 

Will Smith:  “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Will Smith in Gemini Man) “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.” “You have…

Colin Firth: “Your character will want to resist grief.”

Colin Firth:  “Your character will want to resist grief.” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips)  (Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, 2010) “The audience musn’t see you trying to be sad, trying to cry, trying…

David Carradine: “There are no failures in Hollywood, there are only people who gave up too soon.” 

David Carradine:  “There are no failures in Hollywood, there are only people who gave up too soon.”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips)  (David Carradine) “There are no failures in Hollywood, there are only people…

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  • Bill Duke: “Don’t wait for Hollywood to discover you. Discover yourself!”

    Bill Duke:  “Don’t wait for Hollywood to discover you. Discover yourself!” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips)  (Bill Duke) “Don’t wait for Hollywood to discover you. Discover yourself!” (Bill Duke) Bill Duke’s 40-plus year career…

    Daniel Kaluuya: “I ask the script, ‘What do you want me to do?’” 

    Daniel Kaluuya:  “I ask the script, ‘What do you want me to do?’”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out) “I ask the script, ‘What do you want me to do?’”…

    Uta Hagen, on her definition of bad acting

    Uta Hagen, on her definition of bad acting: ‘If you can see what an actor has pre-arranged, it’s bad acting.’ (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Uta Hagen) “When I go to the theater, if…

    Katharine Hepburn: “You don’t have to act. Let the camera do the work.” 

    Katharine Hepburn:  “You don’t have to act. Let the camera do the work.”  (by Carmichael Phillips) (Katharine Hepburn) “Don’t act! You don’t have to act. Stop acting. Don’t push! Let the camera do…

    Michael Jai White: “This business does not support talent. It supports heat.” 

    Michael Jai White:  “This business does not support talent. It supports heat.” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Michael Jai White) “This business does not support talent. It supports heat.” Actor and martial artist, Michael…

    Stella Adler, On the Importance of Confidence 

    Stella Adler, On the Importance of Confidence  “No actor is a success unless he feels inside himself…that he is good.” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “No actor is a success unless he feels inside…

    The Acting World Goes Virtual 

    The Acting World Goes Virtual  And that’s a good thing!  (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Beci Harmony | Unsplash) As the old saying goes, “The only constant is change.” But in this new Covid-19…