REACHING FOR THE STARS

"If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don't think there's anything that could stop me from becoming President of the United States."
 

~ Will Smith




"If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure."
 

~ Vin Diesel

ACTORS AS REAL PEOPLE

"I like to hide behind the characters I play.
Despite the public perception, 
I am a very private person who has a hard time
with the fame thing."
 

ACTING AND EMOTIONS

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

~ Kate Reid 

AN ACTOR'S JOB

"My job is usually to 
express emotion 
as freely as possible."
 


ACTING FOR REEL

“With any part you play, 
there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.”
 





“I usually try to look for something I haven't done before, a side of me that I haven't completely explored. There's a truth in acting, and there is a very real part of me that can understand that or can believe in that or can see the beauty of that or see the ugliness in that and the statement that needs to be made. So it's all kind of me.” 


REALITIES OF AN ACTING CAREER



“First of all, I choose the great roles, 
and if none of these come, 
I choose the mediocre ones, 
and if they don't come, 
I choose the ones that pay the rent.” 

THE ARTIST AND CHILD IN EVERYONE


“Every child is an artist, 
the problem is to remain an artist 
when one grows up.”

~ Pablo Picasso 








"Acting is a nice childish profession - 
pretending you're someone else and, 
at the same time, selling yourself.”
 

~ Katharine Hepburn