We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Good Actors Quotes from John Frankenheimer, Glenne Headly, Natalie Portman, Rajkummar Rao, Seth Meyers. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I think all great actors – and I don’t classify myself as one of them, incidentally – but I think all great actors listen well and I’ve learned that from a lot of the very good actors with whom I’ve worked – to really listen to what people say.
I think a lot of good actors – for instance, Gary Sinise – have no training. His training was really entirely on his feet. I suppose you have to have an instinct for it.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
Good actors have always supported each other’s performances in a film, and the same happened in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi.’ We all supported each other throughout.
I was very much aiming to go into movies eventually, like a lot of ‘SNL’ people. But, soon after I arrived, all these really good actors started, like Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg, and I thought, ‘If I were casting a movie, I would put all of them in it over me.’
What motivates me is not staying still. I want to be busy, and I think too many good actors are left by the wayside through no fault of their own, but because there aren’t necessarily enough opportunities out there.
It is very nice to have good actors with you.
A lot of good actors tend to be quite introverted as people.
I’m learning a lot about how to be one of the ‘good’ actors. You’d hope that it’s natural to be a good person, and kind, but I’m learning how to deal with long, sometimes boring days.
I know in Britain with ‘Doctor Who’ all the classic actors, and the people who you’d really want to, work on the show. I like that the fact that ‘Torchwood’ has actors that want to be involved from the stage. It has raised our game, and I’m just happy for good actors who want to be in sci-fi shows who love the genre.
Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
The biggest quality of good actors is that they know how to respect their co-actors, whether they are as big a name as them or not.
There are a lot of good actors who work forever and never make one good thing.
You cannot study acting in books. Do it, do it, do it. And watch good actors. See what they are doing and how they are doing it. You have to practically participate, I think, in order to develop yourself.
I have directed good actors and have gone through the process which is more detailed in theater in a way. You have to get people to stay for two or three hours in a performance. They need more talk and rehearsal than in films.
I like ‘Pyaar Ka Dard Hai’ on Star Plus. It not only has a good story but good actors as well.
I think good actors are born with a kind of native gift. When you study too much with an acting teacher, that gets taken away. You lose your sense of spontaneity.
There is always enough room for good actors.
With supporting roles, you just want really good actors that can make it bigger than what’s there.
People are ready to take good actors, irrespective of whether he is a TV actor or a filmstar.
There’s just so much experience that comes with being on set and working with good actors, and having bad days and good days.
When you’re doing a medieval show like ‘Pillars,’ it starts off a bit like a school play. You’re all in funny costumes; you’ve had your coffee, and you say, ‘Good morning’. Then you go on set and, if you’ve got good actors and directors, it takes on a life of its own.
When you’ve got good actors, they’re going to come up with good stuff, but you’re never quite sure how the dynamics are going to work between them.
All good actors are actresses. The more like a woman they are, the better they act, because a man’s salvation is his femininity. Women have stronger sensibilities than men, which allows them to go a bit deeper when they are on and off the stage.
Good actors, you always know what they’re thinking. That’s why they’re good actors.
The way I saw it was, if I had the built-in following and the audience, but I also had the skill set of acting, that would shoot me to the top. Because there’s so many good actors. There’s so many good-looking people. But the X factor now is social media.
The real stars are not good actors or actresses. They’re personalities.
I think good actors can sort of see into people and immediately you have a chemistry with them or not. It’s like an affair with no mess. You don’t actually consummate it, but you get to pretend, imagine what it would be like.
Good actors aren’t enough. You need charisma. Can you imagine ‘Casablanca’ without Bogart and Bergman?
I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn’t mean that they are the best ones to do it.
It’s funny: I put money into short films, and I put really good actors in it, and I write some stuff that’s really funny, and I’ll get, like, a million views. But to the right of me, there will be a video of a kitten that falls into a toilet bowl, and it’s three seconds long, and it will get 25 million views.
Many times good actors I have known in New York accept series. I tune in at the beginning of the new season and think ‘He’s really working.’ But six months later, if I tune in again, the actor is on a treadmill, grinding it out as best he can, and he can’t help it.
I want to play everything. I want to be like Christian Bale: I want to be able to be Batman and then, like, his character in ‘The Fighter.’ That is what is so impressive about really good actors, that they can be character actors and leading men at the same time.
All good actors are unpredictable, and a little crazy in a good way, because they feel more secure playing other people than themselves.
Bad actors try to cry, and good actors try not to. Bad actors try to laugh, and good actors try not to.
I just think good actors are the main reason to make movies.
Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, ‘Lost in Space’? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
I think the reason you use an actor is if they are right for the role. Most of the high-profile stars tend to be good actors. That’s probably what led to their fame. So if they are right for the movie, you can certainly use them. But I don’t want to, not at all. Stardom and Hollywood overpower the ideas and the film.
I love working with good actors as it gives me a lot of experience.
All these social media sites allow us to confuse truth and popularity. That has to be fixed. Because every normal citizen has a right to know what is factual versus what is amplified by good actors or bad actors.
Actors are born, good actors are trained. Dancers are born, good dancers are trained.
I work with big directors. I work with good actors. I act in female-centric films. And I do all this without ever indulging in a casting couch experience. Because I believe in hard work, talent, and blessing.
There are so many good actors who just keep waiting for good opportunities.
Good actors are always looking for props. They’re looking for behavior. It makes it a lot easier. You’re not solely dependent of what’s coming out of your mouth. You’re also less self-conscious, less aware of the camera.
I love to watch good actors who surprise and amuse me.
I don’t really write with actors in mind; I write with characters and then hope desperately that we can get good actors to play those parts.
The truth is, good actors are always looking to do something different. They are dying to play slightly odder characters or work on movies that aren’t straight down the middle.
There are lots and lots of good actors out there, and often it’s just luck if what you bring to the table syncs with the director’s vision.
I look up to actors. I look up to Robert DeNiro, I look up to Johnny Depp, I look up to Al Pacino, I look up to run-of-the-mill really good actors. I love watching movies, and I love watching other actors and learning from them.
It doesn’t matter what people think about you, so long as they get the play through your performance. Only a few not very good actors go in for self-advertisement.