A friend once asked me what comedy was. That floored me. What is comedy? I don't know. Does anybody? Can you define it? All I know is that I learned how to get laughs, and that's all I know about it. You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly.
I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining!
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.
Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image.
First of all, whoever didn't want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?
I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.
I actually made an effort to reject acting, to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my kids to have an actress as a mother-to have, like, a silly person.
I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.
Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.