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    I love good quotes. Here are a couple I came across recently...

    "Don't play the line, ever. It's like layers. The line is the top. The one your playing might be the 14th down. You don't play anything on the button, as it were." - Judi Dench

    Heard this on a clip from the set of The Shining, in response to choices/concepts, "...I'd be more prone to go with them [a director] than my own, because I want to be out of control as an actor, I want them to have the control. Otherwise it's going to become predictably my work—and that's not fun." - Jack Nicholson

    "All acting comes from wanting something. It's what you want that makes you do something, not what you think." - Sydney Pollack



    This one isn't quite an acting quote, but priceless none-the-less...

    "So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?" - Christina Aguilera


    Any acting related quotes that have stuck with you? Post 'em up!


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    Isn't really an exact quote, but I'll try to get it close...

    Instructor: "Sometimes actors must extend strange behavior into their daily lives for practice. it helps to spend a while talking in an accent or living the way your character does, around your friends and family even."

    Student: "But won't they think that's funny or stupid, my friends?"

    Instructor: "If they think it's stupid..."

    Student: "...yes...?"

    Instructor: "GET...NEW...ONES [friends]!" (said very clear and direct)


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    "As advice from the oldest living acting teacher. F*** polite!" - Sanford Meisner
    Last edited by AJ Brooks; 08-13-2008 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Forgot we can't type F words


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