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It was always part of the plan to move into acting.~Aaliyah

Plan Acting Move

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.~Aaliyah

Time Acting Coach

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.~Aaliyah

Character Me Acting

Juilliard definitely emphasizes the theater. They don't train - at all really - for film acting. It's mostly process-oriented, pretty much for the stage.~Adam Driver

Acting Train Film

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.~Alec Baldwin

Political People Acting

The whole chameleon thing about acting. That's why I'm moving towards directing - it's a much more healthy occupation.~Andy Serkis

Moving Acting Healthy

My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don't get the performance on the day, you can't enhance the performance.~Andy Serkis

Day Acting Performance

I've honestly been really lucky. My only jobs have been babysitting and acting.~Anne Hathaway

Acting Lucky Jobs

Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.~Annette Bening

Soul Famous Acting

The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.~Anthony Hopkins

Art Acting You

All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting, and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it - no matter where it is.~Ariana Grande

Singing Acting Want

I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.~Aaron Paul

Acting Think Church

Every couple of years - no, that's every couple of weeks - I think I'm going to give up acting.~Aidan Gillen

Acting Think Up

When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.~Albert Brooks

Best School Acting

Everyone has the opportunity to do a horror film. There's something great about it as an actor. You have to go to places you'd normally never go and be put in situations you would never be put into. You don't get the opportunity in a lot of films to have this kind of acting. It's an interesting challenge.~Alexandra Daddario

Great Opportunity Acting

I've always had a day job and never been just acting.~Allison Tolman

Day Job Acting

My whole background is character acting: weird costumes, fat suits, playing men, playing animals - I've never played anyone with whom there's any overlapping Venn diagram.~Allison Williams

Character Men Acting

I was new to acting before my role in 'Madrasapattinam.'~Amy Jackson

Acting New Role

Once I came to acting, it was almost a thing where there weren't enough hours in the day to work on stuff because I was so passionate about it.~Aaron Tveit

Work Day Acting

I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.~Aasif Mandvi

Good Doing Acting

I want to continue acting as long as I can because being on the sets is a big stress buster for me. I can't possibly think of stopping my visits to the sets because I'm old.~Akkineni Nagarjuna

Stress Me Acting

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.~Alan Ladd

Acting Know Everything

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.~Alan Ladd

Life Acting Up

I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations.~Alfred Molina

Living Acting Film

None of the characters I've played are really like me. That would be boring. That wouldn't be acting.~Anna Paquin

Me Acting Boring

I still don't really think about acting that much. I just do it.~Anna Paquin

Acting Think Still

Knock wood, but I started acting professionally when I was 16, and I've always been able to support myself since then.~Anthony Edwards

Myself Support Acting

The experience of having a child does crack you wide open. I felt like I suddenly had to rebuild the skin that I'd grown over the years before having a child. Perhaps that might be quite interesting in terms of acting.~Anne-Marie Duff

Experience Child Acting

Drama school, you know, I own an acting school, Actor Prepares.~Anupam Kher

School Acting You

I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.~Art Alexakis

School Acting Filmmaking

There's not a day that I don't work on vocals, have vocal coaches, go to acting classes, read books.~Aaron Carter

Work Day Acting

I would be the worst acting coach ever, because I have no idea what I'm doing.~Aaron Douglas

Doing Acting Coach

My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!~Abigail Breslin

Mom Child Acting

Well, my brother started acting before I did.~Abigail Breslin

Brother Acting Well

When I initially started acting, all I wanted to do was to be in one movie. That's it. That was my goal.~Adam Beach

Goal Acting Started

For modelling, you have to be such a strong person in a way - or seen to be a strong person, do you know what I mean? But in acting you have to get in touch with all the vulnerability that you carry.~Agyness Deyn

Strong Acting You

Modelling is only about the look. In acting, it's the feel that matters.~Agyness Deyn

Acting Look Feel

Earlier, I used to charge territories instead of my fees as an actor, but I realised it was better to keep the two apart. Now, I take my fees in cash, for acting, and keep the distribution thing separate.~Ajay Devgan

Acting Better Actor

I'm a geeky actor, in the way that I like the craft of acting.~Alan Tudyk

Acting Craft Actor

When I was a little kid, my parents would show me Marx Brothers' films and westerns and stuff like that. That's where all my desire to be an actor comes from and probably most of my understanding of acting comes from for sure.~Alden Ehrenreich

Parents Me Acting

I think I read films having grown up around the pre-production and post-production aspect of the filmmaking medium, a lot more than most young people who are in acting would have experienced. I do think about scripts in a different way. I can't just read a script as an actor. I don't know how to do that.~Alice Englert

People Young Acting

I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.~Alice Englert

School Acting Never

Actors look for characters. If they read a well-written character, and if they think the director's not an idiot, they're going to sign up and do some acting.~Andrew Dominik

Character Acting Look

I never imagined being able to make money from acting - and now I can.~Anna Faris

Money Acting I Can

Acting's a job. I act to fill the fridge.~Art Malik

Job Acting Act

I was acting for years before the band, so I would like to get into that again.~Ashton Irwin

Acting Band Like

I'm acting! And doing it for income! But it's for something that I love, and that's super rare.~Ashton Sanders

Love Doing Acting

I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.~Aaron Johnson

Chance Swimming Acting

I mean, the acting school I went to, we did have a social experience, but you know, when it's a bunch of actors, it's everyone self-consciously having a social experience rather than just having a social experience.~Adam Scott

Experience School Acting

Auditioning and actually acting on a set are two different things. When you audition, you're in a room and you don't have anything to play with and you don't have anything physically in the room. Whereas on set, you have direction, you have costumes, and you have other actors to work with. It's a completely different thing.~Adelaide Kane

Work Acting Direction

I was really into films when I was younger, but I feel like a bit of a phony sometimes - I started acting because I didn't know what else to do. I filled in all these university application forms and honestly didn't want to do any of the courses.~Aidan Turner

Acting Want Know

I left the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2004, and I did five years of theater after that.~Aidan Turner

School Acting Dublin

I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs.~Alan Davies

Myself Acting See

Acting can be very selfish and all-consuming.~Alessandro Nivola

Selfish Acting Very

Acting is what I love. I love being the chameleon, and you can't do that if you have just one physical type.~Alexander Ludwig

Love Acting You

I was able to actually combine dance and acting, which was a dream come true.~Alicia Vikander

Dance Dream Acting

I have been acting for 32 years now and I feel so lucky to be able to have done exactly what I wanted to do.~Amanda Burton

Acting Lucky Feel

I would never have changed anything in the past. I have been acting for 32 years now and I feel so lucky to be able to have done exactly what I wanted to do.~Amanda Burton

Past Acting Lucky

I enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn't something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.~Amanda Schull

Myself Growing Up Acting

Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior? And that's so fascinating to me.~Amy Smart

Me Acting Study

I find any sort of acting that doesn't have any humor in it is mind-numbingly boring. 'Serious acting' is the kind of acting that I don't ever respond to.~Andrew Scott

Humor Acting Find

One of my favourite parts of acting is the clothes that you get to wear, because it's very important.~Andrew Scott

Important Acting Clothes

I find any sort of acting that doesn't have any humor in it is mind-numbingly boring.~Andrew Scott

Humor Acting Find

'Serious acting' is the kind of acting that I don't ever respond to.~Andrew Scott

Acting Kind Serious

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?~Anna Freud

Friendship Hate Acting

For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well.~Anson Mount

Believe Me Acting

What drew me to acting in the first place was disguise.~Antony Sher

Me Acting Place

It's just the acting side of things. It's not like music, where you can go out there and be independent. It's a bit more difficult to get out there on your own and be an actor. It takes time.~Ashley Thomas

Music Time Acting

I started out doing the acting, and there was always an interest in music, and then the music just took off.~Ashley Thomas

Music Doing Acting

I had a chance to do acting again, and, I don't know, this has always been my plan of what I wanted to do.~Ashley Thomas

Chance Plan Acting

I want to take on more diverse roles, and I keep building, and I hope to one day write or direct something. But I just want to keep developing as a person, and that will hopefully take my acting to the next level.~Ashley Thomas

Hope Day Acting

I don't think I'd want to concentrate on just acting because I love music, and things are going really well, so I think I will always continue to make music.~Ashley Thomas

Love Music Acting

I'm in a happier place because my dreams are coming true. I'm acting in feature films, and I'm travelling the world. Before, I was just broke.~Ashley Thomas

Dreams World Acting

I've been acting since I was 7, and I always knew it was what I wanted to go into.~Autumn Reeser

Acting Go Always

I was so naive when I began acting, professionally.~Alanna Ubach

Acting Naive Began

Yes, I was actually an acting teacher for a while.~Alanna Ubach

Teacher Acting Yes

For me writing and acting all comes out of the same place, a compulsion to review and connect to something. For me they are more similar than different.~Aleksa Palladino

Writing Me Acting

Some people go to acting classes to learn. I just kind of went for the dates.~Alex Rocco

People Learn Acting

I had to get out of the Boston area, so I flipped a coin and said, 'Heads - Miami, tails - California. I was in my mid-20s and came out here with no training. Acting wasn't even in my mind.~Alex Rocco

Training Mind Acting

Acting was important, but it was not as important as getting an education, and I credit my parents with a lot of that.~Alexander Gould

Education Parents Acting

I studied at Guildhall and did the acting course, but because I could sing a bit, I kept being cast in musicals.~Alexander Hanson

Acting Sing Musicals

A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I'm kind of the worst person to ask, because it just kind of fell in my lap... I was just in the right place at the right time.~Alexis Bledel

Time Advice Acting

I would like to continue making music and acting in projects that give me a lot of satisfaction.~Alicia Machado

Music Me Acting

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.~Alicia Witt

Change Attitude Acting

You have to really concentrate on piano or acting. You can't do both.~Alicia Witt

Acting You Piano

It's an acting job - acting natural.~Alistair Cooke

Job Acting Natural

Sometimes I get a little confused because with dancing I can express my emotions with my body. With acting you have to do it with your face and your expressions, and then with animated shows you have to use your voice and use your inflections. So it's definitely a challenge to transfer from each genre of entertainment.~Alyson Stoner

Challenge Emotions Acting

Acting is the most communicative thing I can imagine doing.~Amy Carlson

Doing Acting I Can

When you're acting, you're a person. When you're modeling, you're a hanger.~Analeigh Tipton

Acting You Modeling

Initially, it was my dream to get into RADA. Then I got in. So it became my dream to show them I wasn't half bad at acting.~Andrew Buchan

Dream Acting Bad

What I would say to a person who is firm in their faith and wants to go into an acting career: It is such a difficult thing to do without compromising your beliefs.~Angus T. Jones

Faith Career Acting

I don't really know if I want to do acting as a career. I really don't know what I want to do yet.~Angus T. Jones

Career Acting Want

What I love is acting, and the technical stuff does tend to slow things down.~Anna Popplewell

Love Love Is Acting

I am acting at university, and I have really enjoyed doing student drama.~Anna Popplewell

I Am Doing Acting

I never really wanted to write and wanted to focus on acting.~Abby Elliott

Focus Acting Never

My celebrity has held steady since the day I began acting. I don't view it as celebrity. I'm just a worker.~Adam Goldberg

Day Acting View

Acting is exciting. It is different every time you do it.~Adam Lamberg

Time Acting You

I never consciously set out to be an actor. I just kind of did whatever acting I could do.~Adelaide Clemens

Acting Actor Kind

I was a director and dialogue and acting coach.~Adriana Barraza

Acting Coach Director

Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just talking about it.~Anthony Albanese

Change Believe Acting

Modeling is really silent acting.~Arizona Muse

Silent Acting Modeling

Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.~Armand Assante

Acting Emotional Physical

It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.~Armand Assante

Best Blessing Acting

I come from a theater background. I studied acting at NYU and also the Groundlings in L.A.~Ashley Bell

Acting Background Theater

I do tend to like movies that challenge me professionally. That's mostly on a smaller scale, when you have one or two or five actors, and it's all about the acting and not the camera.~Ayelet Zurer

Challenge Me Acting

I'm always a people watcher. They always had us do that at the University of Connecticut where I went for my training. I got my B.F.A. in Acting there.~Austin Stowell

Training People Acting

You're constantly getting rejected in acting. You get rejected more than you get hired!~Alexandra Chando

Acting You More

Acting has always been a way for me to express myself, and show all my vulnerabilities and flaws through my characters.~Alexia Fast

Myself Me Acting

If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting, not because you want to be a celebrity.~Alfonso Ribeiro

Love Acting Want

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.~Alla Nazimova

Art Greatest Acting

What I like about acting is that you can be a different person every day.~Allegra Versace

Day Acting You

I love acting... I really do. I love crawling into another character's skin. That's something that I've always, always, always, always wanted.~Amanda Tapping

Love Character Acting

I wasn't even going to do acting. I don't know how it even happened, to be honest. I was going to go into psychology or something like that. Or business. And then some moment of madness took over and I decided, 'Oh, I'm gonna go to London and try to be an actor.'~Amrita Acharia

Business Moment Acting

Acting was always a secret desire of mine when I was growing up.~Andrea Navedo

Growing Up Acting Desire

It's really hard to not get put in a box when you're acting and get typecast.~Andrew-Lee Potts

Acting You Box

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.~Anna C. Brackett

Freedom Effort Acting

I'm no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business.~Annabeth Gish

Business Me Acting

You know, I love acting.~Anne Archer

Love Acting You

Acting must be scaled down for the screen. A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.~Arthur Lowe

Theatre Acting Drawing

When you have a book as material as it is, it's a lot easier to create a character because you have so many resources to draw upon when acting.~Asa Butterfield

Character Book Acting

I know you hear horror stories about child actors, but I think in my family when I did start acting it was never a big deal.~Ashley Johnson

Family Child Acting

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.~Austin Farrer

Love Faith Acting

I've watched directors since my very first day of acting because I knew I wanted to direct.~Austin Nichols

Day Acting First

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. ~Aristotle

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