Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke (May 3, 1906 - September 25, 1987)
There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?
Alfredo James Pacino (April 25, 1940)
I’m the same now as I’ve always been - sort of a recluse. People resent me for remaining myself when they think I should be acting like a superstar. I never wanted to be an actor and I don’t particularly enjoy it. I have to act. There just isn’t anything else for me.
William Franklin Beedle Jr. (April 17, 1918 - November 16, 1981)
Movie acting may not have a certain kind of glory as true art, but it is damn hard work.
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
RIP Gabriel García Márquez [x]
RIP Mickey Rooney [x]
You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There’ll never be another you. There’ll never be another me … And there’ll never be another show like this!
Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003)
You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.
Ruth Elizabeth Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989)
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should ALL be bigger than life.
Peachy: But how many men have been were we’ve been…and seen what we’ve seen?
Daniel: Bloody few and that’s a fact!
Peachy: Why, even now, I wouldn’t change places with the viceroy himself…if it meant giving up my memories…
Gloria May Josephine Svensson (March 27, 1899 - April 4, 1983)
I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment a star.
Lucille Fay LeSueur (March 23, 1906 - May 10, 1977)
If I can’t be me, I don’t want to be anybody. I was born that way.
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (March 14, 1933)
I’m an icon. It says so in the paper.
Liza May Minnelli (March 12, 1946)
Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011 )
I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21, 1946)
I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously.