We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Movie Stars Quotes from Elizabeth Emken, Tom Atkins, Yani Tseng, Patti Smith, Ryan Reynolds. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In California, we’ve had a series of millionaires and billionaires and CEOs and movie stars. We need to take a hard look at how we define legitimate and credible candidates.
You know, they just don’t make big movie stars the way they used to, maybe because the system has changed, the studio system, but it’s sad to see people like Jimmy Stewart go, all the giants of the past.
Walking down the red carpet, suddenly I felt very special and different. All the flashlights from cameras and requesting voices from the media, the scene, it was just like what I remembered seeing on TV or a movie when I was a little girl – the scene only when movie stars appeared.
The cult of celebrity in the ’60s and ’70s was really more reserved for movie stars or high socialites. Paparazzi didn’t care about Janis Joplin.
It’s funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I’ve had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it’s just because they don’t behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power.
Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it’s an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don’t blame them.
Female movie stars from the pre-Code era of Hollywood, like Mae West, could be so raunchy and witty before they were edited. Sometimes they could go further in their wit than we go now.
Other kinds of movie stars, it’s a different thing, they bring their persona to the part and that’s what people like to see, and they are not really transforming in terms of their character.
A lot of movie stars are not great actors; they’re just very good-looking. And when they start to age and they don’t have the looks any more, then it’s over.
We’ve had enough of the generals and movie stars. We want to hear about the ordinary people.
Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie?
Most people want to become movie stars and I just want to be in the business. I already was a star. If I get the part of a lifetime and it blows up, then that’s wonderful. But if the acting doesn’t work, fine. I’ll just be a producer. And if the producing doesn’t work, fine. I’ve got a lot of other stuff.
The old movie stars like Bogart, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, they weren’t this gorgeous, striking six-foot man who’s rippled with muscles.
I have a romantic vision of the beautiful delineation between TV and film that existed for so many years. I romanticize the studio system and movie stars as a whole, but obviously that’s just anachronistic and probably a non-reality.
The fact is that movie stars are as insecure as the rest of us – if not more so. Many live in a luxurious bubble in which their best friends are their trainer, their hairdresser, their publicist, and their Kabbalah instructor.
You think it’s so cool to have movie stars in your movie, but they become people.
When I started on ‘The West Wing,’ that was at a time when this was still a stigma, because movie stars didn’t do TV. Now, every movie star is desperate to find their ‘True Detective.’
When beautiful movie stars allow themselves to look terrible, people think they’re really acting.
We’re the country of movie stars because the stars, like ourselves, represent a kind of extended infantilism, beauties waiting for the big chance.
Everybody – even huge movie stars – have downs. That’s just how it is. The work ebbs and flows. My manager and I were saying, ‘Let’s remember that in 2013 we were soooo busy.’ So whenever it is that we’re not, maybe it’ll come back again. Maybe it won’t. But you’ve gotta love the ride.
Movie stars need to retain some of that mystique if you are a big movie star.
I feel very comfortable with my trajectory because I do have a life; I can go on the subway, you know? And I’ve been able to do that my entire career, and I have friends who are huge movie stars and can’t go on the subway, and I feel like that sucks.
I guess historically, drag queens were imitating movie stars and luminaries. It’s kind of nice to have a movie star imitating a drag queen.
I had two different kind of parents. My mother was obsessive with movie stars and cinema and Hollywood because she worked in movies. And my father was obsessed with beauty everywhere – in art, in nature, animals.
My parents were obsessed with us being normal kids, so I never knew movie stars. They didn’t want us to be Hollywood brats.
My parents had a long and eventful marriage and were always a bit like movie stars to me when they were young.
I was in the company of movie stars, important directors, and powerful business tycoons. I felt like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole.
I’m a novelist who read a lot as a kid. When you grow up on books and then grow up to write books, famous authors are a lot more meaningful to you than TV and movie stars.
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.
We all don’t feel like a million bucks, even if you’re an actor. You just don’t; not all of us feel like movie stars.
I’m not really enamored by movie stars.
I’ve interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry; I’ve had front row seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long-running success.
It’s a tougher gig than what people think it is. The proper, real, genuine, worldwide movie stars don’t get a lot of downtime from the world outside. That’s a tougher price, I think, than what people’s fantasy of fame account for.
There’s this unspoken club where you say to each other: Oh God, if they only knew how ordinary I was, they wouldn’t be interested. That includes movie stars and politicians.
A movie like ‘Sugar’ you couldn’t make today. The climate for making movies with no movie stars, half of it in Spanish, at the budget level that we had is gone. These are high-risk elements.
You’d be surprised how many movie stars still care about the work.
In our world, we have this huge focus on vicarious living – politicians, movie stars, athletes, coaches, all these people. What our research has shown very clearly is that people who are really happier and have more meaningful lives are people that focus on living their own lives.
From the point of view of being in the public radar, comedians have less problems than other actors. Action movie stars like Stallone or Schwarzenegger usually attract the more aggressive fans.
Movie stars today are as greedy for additional kids as bankers are for bonuses. It’s the new badge of authenticity.
You need to learn that, unless your lead character is written in a way that one of the 20 movie stars want to play him, your movie will not get made.
Gee whiz, I know that some movie stars don’t like to be bothered, but I don’t mind. I think it’s part of the package, and it’s not a bother.
It doesn’t occur to me that I don’t drive a cool car until I hang out with Jon Hamm, who picks me up in what looks like a Transformer, and I think, ‘Oh, that’s what movie stars are driving. I guess I’m not a movie star.’
I have friends who are movie stars, and I think it’s just as hard a job as being a working actor. But it’s a different job, and it’s not the one I want.
I attended first a military academy, then a public school in Beverly Hills, where we lived, and many of my classmates were the children of movie stars and studio executives.
When I was a kid, I thought movie stars were women and men who were in these great films that we still look at now. But I don’t think there are too many films coming out these days that we’re going to look at in the future and say, ‘This is one of the great ones.’
I had a normal life; we didn’t meet movie stars. We lived in Texas where you had rollerskates, and if you got a bicycle, that was a very big gift.
In Hollywood, for me, it’s all about the movie stars and the singers. Baseball players don’t draw too much attention; we’re low key. I’m good with faces and sometimes bad with names, but I’ll walk up to somebody if I know who they are… show them some love.
We’ve always been fascinated with movie stars and singers, but the fascination with people who really have nothing to offer is something new.
I don’t hang out with movie stars, and you won’t see me going to many Hollywood parties. I’m actually quite boring.
The theory in great families was ‘why work if you don’t have to.’ Being a public figure was reserved for movie stars.
You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.
I know I’m not some matinee idol, but I think we’re sold this bill of goods by the media, which says that only the most beautiful and dashing people can become movie stars. So when someone like me sneaks in, they have to redo the calculations.
Actors, movie stars, rock stars, I can meet them with no worries – but with footballers I go weak at the knees. All of them.
In those simpler days, you could just take pictures of movie stars and show them the way they were, as normal human beings. And if I felt part of any movement at the time, it was just to do that – to be journalistic and photograph what is, rather than what is made up.
In the studios days, the public’s perception of movie stars was much different, because the stars were so much less exposed. This made them seem more special, more unearthly. Today they’re no longer perceived as different – they’ve become human, so to speak.
What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too.
My grandmother and I followed my mother here, to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but a million miles away from Hollywood, if you know what I mean. We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the movie stars arriving at the premieres.
I realized that I’m a soft person. I think I’m sensitive. I wanted very much to be tough and I think movie stars have a certain kind of resilience and toughness to them, but I’m quite a sensitive young lady in some respects.
When you fall in love with favourite movie stars, it’s not because they’re movie stars and unattainable, but because they show you sides of themselves that are extremely personal.
America puts killers on the cover of ‘TIME’ magazine, giving them as much notoriety as our favorite movie stars.
A lot of movie stars don’t want to go to TV because of how hard you have to work. You have to be a soldier.
I didn’t know anything about movies or movie stars or the Academy or anything. I was just a blank sheet of paper. I was totally ignorant of all that stuff. I never went to the movies, didn’t know anything about the movies.
With most other genres, you need movie stars. With horror, you just need a story.
In ’39, they had no problem with it. But today, there’s a huge issue with a movie that has no male movie stars.
I can see how movie stars lose touch with reality. I can understand that, because you’re told a million times a day in so many little gestures that you’re somehow special and unique.
Movie stars, rich people – oh, they have so many beautiful cars!
I’m not interested in stories about movie stars. I couldn’t care less what Steve Martin has on his mind.
Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
I wanted to be a movie star. But movie stars are not what they used to be.
I consciously decided not to be a ‘London’ actor. Those gangster movies made a lot of East End actors think they were movie stars. And I was very aware that they were going to go out of fashion.
Every actor you learn from, take something from everyone – big actor or not. Whether they’re big movie stars or not doesn’t really matter.
It’s kind of hard to work with Tom Cruise and not be aware that you’re working with one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
Your big movie stars who’ve been in blockbusters generating a lot of dollars are looking for the meatier, substantive roles that they think will make the awards season.
Many movie stars or American Idol contestants sort of fall into theater… and say, ‘Oh, yeah, I would love to do theater.’ And then they get here and say, ‘Oh, wait a minute, this actually is a craft!’ It’s not just show up one day and do it. It’s show up eight times a week, twice on Wednesdays and twice on Saturdays.
After I finish my basketball career, I join the movie stars.
If someone is going to permit me to make a publication that is politically and culturally progressive and not tell me to put their favorite movie stars on the cover, if I get to do what I want in an honest way – as I did in the beginning at ‘Colors’ – then I’m going to do it.
Since we were kids, we grow up believing that astronauts are heroes – that to go up in a rocket is a heroic thing. These guys are bigger than movie stars. To me, it’s… all a well-dressed-up lie, basically. There’s billions spent on rockets up there, and there’s millions starving down here. It don’t make sense to me.
There’s this lingering philosophy that movie stars shouldn’t do TV.
Without naming names, you can take some of the biggest artists of the last 25-30 years and point to those moments where they thought they were going to be movie stars, put the entire weight of a film on their back, and it failed. And some of them didn’t recover from that.
Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that’s how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren’t, it was all just a part of my everyday life.
My mother, Nancy Dickerson, was a reporter for CBS and NBC and the first female star of television news; my father, Wyatt Dickerson, was a successful businessman. Their parties, from the ’60s to the ’80s, attracted cabinet officials, movie stars, and presidents.
I had not grown up on theater – in Hughes, Ark., you went to see a movie on Saturday. So my acting heroes were movie stars. It was a natural thing for me to want to get into the movies.
I want people to know that movie stars live a normal, middle-class life.
American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don’t know why.
It’s like Hollywood movie stars – you can say they lead a glamourous life, but it’s a lot of work. They’re on set for 16 hours a day, then they go home and they still study. They have a nice paycheque at the end, but they do work a lot. WWE is very much like that.
I never had a thing for movie stars. I was into the guys who could transform. Sean Penn. Daniel Day-Lewis. The ones who privileged the craft.
I loved all the other movies, and I loved all the other movie stars, but I was very aware of the fact that I didn’t look like Marilyn Monroe – although I still wanted to be Marilyn Monroe. Then Josephine Baker popped up, and she wasn’t the maid – she was the star of the show. To me, it was mind-blowing.
If I thought of myself as a movie star, I’d be an idiot. I don’t know anyone who thinks like that. I don’t even know movie stars who think like that.