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1. "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."
Author: Adam Driver
2. "I've learned by watching films that inspired me and people who inspired me like Robert Redford and Paul Newman. I love old school acting. I love subtlety, and I also love being spontaneous, and that's really what works for me."
Author: Alex Pettyfer
3. "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."
Author: Alice Englert
4. "You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films."
Author: Amitabh Bachchan
5. "My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don't know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre."
Author: Andy Garcia
6. "A lot of actors on film sets... very often they're not paying attention to the physical world around them. I think through studying art, I've always had that awareness and that's something that I've wanted to bring in to go beyond acting... As a form of expression, they are intrinsically linked."
Author: Andy Serkis
7. "I've wanted to follow my dad into acting for as long as I can remember. 'I've had a very serious round of dramatic training, and I like action films that take their characters seriously, so I figure I'm making it the best of both worlds if I try to bring some serious acting to a shoot-'em-up picture."
Author: Brandon Lee
8. "Every film by Will Smith, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Don Cheadle will have great acting and carry good messages in the film. The films starring those actors are the films I tell young people to watch for good acting and to view for quality movies."
Author: Brian J. White
9. "In films, you are a commodity. You are a look, something that the camera really likes, something that has struck an audience in a certain way. It's not really so much about transforming yourself the way actors do onstage. I think there's a difference between the skill of acting in movies and onstage."
Author: Brooke Adams
10. "I didn't go to film school, I went to acting school."
Author: Charles S. Dutton
11. "'Angus' was my first real film, but I had been acting for about 3 threes before that as well."
Author: Chris Owen
12. "The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding."
Author: Christopher Eccleston
13. "When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least!"
Author: Chuck Norris
14. "We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery. I did my best acting in that film, I guess."
Author: Cleo Moore
15. "But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult - and it's very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder."
Author: David Cronenberg
16. "My goal has always been not to look forward to the next thing, but to relish and celebrate the successes I have at the moment. Whether it's landing a part in a student film or having a good day in acting class, I never discredit anything."
Author: Dianna Agron
17. "While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it."
Author: Dinah Sheridan
18. "Film acting has been a very pure experience, because you have to give the purest form of yourself as an artist."
Author: Dwight Yoakam
19. "If I do a film and have to get naked, that tends to dictate how often I go to the gym. Acting in 'Richard II' on stage was a huge physical workout, so I ended up more toned than I normally am."
Author: Eddie Redmayne
20. "Making a film or doing a play are completely different experiences and entirely fulfilling, but completely unique. I also think one complements the other. People often say that theater is about flexing your muscles, and is actually real acting, whereas I sort of disagree."
Author: Eddie Redmayne
21. "I was a kid who went to film school and fell into acting."
Author: Edward Burns
22. "I was mainly a stage actor. I found film acting mechanical, because it was so technical - there was so much technique with the lamps and the movements of the camera."
Author: Erland Josephson
23. "I think that in France, we really admire American films, we admire their drive, we admire the modernity and ellipsism in the film and the writing and the style of acting, and we look at them perhaps in a way to see what we can steal from them, too, to make our own films more modern."
Author: Francois Cluzet
24. "And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow."
Author: Hugh Grant
25. "So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it - so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things."
Author: Jackie Cooper
26. "The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive."
Author: James Lipton
27. "The foundation for film acting is stage acting."
Author: James Lipton
28. "I've had a lazy career. Sometimes one film a year, sometimes none. I'm walking around in the street and doing this other thing, living, that I'm much more interested in. I just do some acting on the side."
Author: James Spader
29. "Filmmaking is a very complex form - ya know, acting, lighting, screenwriting, storytelling, music, editing - all these things have to come together."
Author: Jay Duplass
30. "Art, film, fashion, music are all going on and interacting simultaneously. And L.A. is very receptive to that fusion."
Author: Jeffrey Deitch
31. "Most of all, I really wanted to become a filmmaker, and I've used every acting experience to just turn it into film school."
Author: Jeremy Davies
32. "I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting."
Author: Jim Jarmusch
33. "And because performing for a game involves real acting. The way they create a game is very similar now to how they create a film. I've always wanted to stretch my acting skills, and the timing being what it is, I couldn't say no."
Author: Josie Maran
34. "I love theatre. It's far more satisfying than film. Sometimes there's a collective sigh from the audience, or it's so quiet you can hear a pin drop. I couldn't believe how easy acting was when there's an audience; after a few previews I almost couldn't do it without one."
Author: Katie Leung
35. "I come from the theater and I plan to always do theater. So I don't really see myself not being able to act even if people don't think I am sexy enough for film at 40, I'll still be acting."
Author: Kerry Washington
36. "I went to Howard University and majored in Film Production and minored in Acting. I turned down an opportunity to go pro in Track & Field to do this - I took a chance with this."
Author: Lance Gross
37. "My feeling is, I do a lot of low-budget films. I don't do low-budget acting. I have no interest in just goofballing my way through, thinking, 'Ah, no one's ever going to see this anyway.'"
Author: Lance Henriksen
38. "I did a film once that I was killed in. It was a painful, horrifying day. It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting, but I was a wreck otherwise."
Author: Leslie Easterbrook
39. "On a film, I was always acting. I was either changing my clothes really quickly and wiping off the lipstick and putting on the other lipstick and then working constantly, constantly."
Author: Maggie Gyllenhaal
40. "My mother died when I was young, and I was filming all the time. I was all over the place. Acting was the one constant."
Author: Mara Wilson
41. "Here is something no real celebrity will ever tell you: film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director's eyes, you 'get it right' does not allow for very much creative freedom... In terms of sheer adrenaline, film has absolutely nothing on theater."
Author: Mara Wilson
42. "I wanted to write in film or something like that. I thought acting was an embarrassing thing to say you wanted to do, especially when you're young. It seemed really uncool."
Author: Max Minghella
43. "Absolutely, 'Rabbit Hole' gave me a nice first introduction into film acting."
Author: Miles Teller
44. "Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on."
Author: Mira Sorvino
45. "I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting."
Author: Miranda Richardson
46. "A few nights ago I went to a Hollywood screening of a small independent film made by Sally Kirkland, an old friend of mine who also did terrific job acting in it. There were other actors in it and they were all terrific."
Author: Nick Mancuso
47. "Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell, color can be a very distracting element."
Author: Norman McLaren
48. "Women think in [Douglas] Sirk's films. Something which has never struck me with other directors. None of them. Usually women are always reacting, doing what women are supposed to do, but in Sirk they think. It's something that has to be seen. It's great to see women think. It gives one hope. Honestly."
Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
49. "Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play."
Author: Sam Shepard
50. "I had a really great experience so far with film acting. And most experiences from most actors, I've heard, are not like this. But I want a career that has many disciplines and many options."
Author: Thomas Horn

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