When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.
My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
Sometimes you choose the wrong actor, he could be the best actor ever, but he's not cast in the right part then it doesn't work.
I do think that good actors can do any part. It doesn't mean that they are the best ones to do it.
I cannot absorb living in a world where I have an Oscar for best actress and Denzel doesn't have one for best actor.
Oh yes. I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines, and show up and do it. I gave it a little bit of thought.
I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.
A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.
I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.
There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.
All I am hoping for is to be able to work-I think my best work is still ahead of me-I think all that I have been through in the last several years have only made me a better, more interesting actor.
I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies. You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself.
But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don't want my kids to make.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, Involve me, I understand.
I let the actors work out their ideas before shooting, then tell them what attitudes I want. If a scene isn't honest, it stands out like a sore thumb.
I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.