Anthony Anderson, American Actor ( August 15, 1970 - )

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Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.~Anthony Anderson

You Heights See

If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I'm on your team.~Anthony Anderson

Art Respect Team

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.~Anthony Anderson

Funny Family Nobody

If they respect the craft and what we're doing and they bring something to the table and they work hard, I don't care what you do as your side job or as your day job.~Anthony Anderson

Work Respect Day

Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do.~Anthony Anderson

Fun Want You

Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.~Anthony Anderson

Opportunity Training Wings

Leo couldn't deliver Mr. Martin Scorsese his Oscar with 'The Aviator', but I will go on record to say I will do so in 'The Departed'.~Anthony Anderson

Go Say Will

It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.~Anthony Anderson

Funny Diamonds Trying

Glenn Close is a living icon. You look at the work, and I think it's wild, because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous Liaisons and that's what I believe as well.~Anthony Anderson

Work Best Believe

I've gotten my butt kicked by the best. Jet Li beat me up the best, but Steven Segal can still kick a good butt. It's a different kind of kicking, though.~Anthony Anderson

Best Good Me

Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it.~Anthony Anderson

Time Opportunity Moment

More oftentimes than not, you're automatically guilty before innocent.~Anthony Anderson

You Guilty Innocent

Everyone realized I was the innocent victim of a shakedown.~Anthony Anderson

Innocent Victim Everyone

My wife and I have always trusted each other, and I have to thank her strength.~Anthony Anderson

Wife Strength Her

Comedy is second nature for me.~Anthony Anderson

Nature Me Comedy

I provide a little comic relief.~Anthony Anderson

Relief Comic Little

Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in.~Anthony Anderson

Sky Fight Top

Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where I was able to just be free as an actor.~Anthony Anderson

Die Free Actor

My choices were never wrong.~Anthony Anderson

Choices Never Wrong

You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper, and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act.~Anthony Anderson

Work You I Can

I've worked with some actors who can't act.~Anthony Anderson

Act Some Who

Some of these guys... I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor.~Anthony Anderson

Think Actor Ice

You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have.~Anthony Anderson

Business Opportunities

They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun.~Anthony Anderson

Freedom Fun Play

I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.~Anthony Anderson

Funny Actor Occasion

You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.~Anthony Anderson

You Say Always