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    I’ve been offered a lot but I want to stay away from romance, comedies and fluffy work. I met Stephen Spielberg at a breast cancer benefit and he explained that he’d seen me on Saturday Night Live and thought I was ready for a movie. He said, ‘You go to the ledge and are unafraid to jump off.’ That was the biggest compliment to me because he was saying I was free.

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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give.
For we that live to please, must please to live.

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give.
For we that live to please, must please to live.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Acting Quotes,
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My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.

by Steve Buscemi Found in: Acting Quotes,
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If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good
play needs no epilogue.

If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good
play needs no epilogue.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.

Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.

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Tom Goodwin was an actor-man,
Old Drury's pride and boast,
In all the light and spritely parts,
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Tom Goodwin was an actor-man,
Old Drury's pride and boast,
In all the light and spritely parts,
Especially the ghost.

by J.g. Saxe Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

by Arthur Gingold Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

by Kate Reid Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

by Paul Newman Found in: Acting Quotes,
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See, how these rascals use me! They will not let my play run;
and yet they steal my thunder.

See, how these rascals use me! They will not let my play run;
and yet they steal my thunder.

by John Dennis Found in: Acting Quotes,
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