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DENZEL WASHINGTON KICKING ASS

“Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”……………“If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.”  -Denzel Washington

photo by Paul Rudman

Johnny Depp On Bringing Yourself to the Work

“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.” -Johnny Depp

photo by Georges Biard

KUMAIL NANJIANI ON FAILING

“Think, ‘Am I doing what I want to be doing every day?’  And, be okay with failing.  That’s what I learned getting rejected at all these auditions.  Nobody is paying attention to your failure. 

-KUMAIL NANJIANI

photo by Gage Skidmore

REGINA KING ON ACTORS PRIOR CIRCUMSTANCES

“I create my own backstory regardless of if I’m told something about the background or not. There’s always more that you can develop in your head that makes a character more layered, more honest.” –Regina King

photo by Gage Skidmore

SANDRA BULLOCK ON IMPERFECTIONS

“I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.” -SANDRA BULLOCK

Photo by Eva Rinaldi 11/23/14

SARAH JESSICA PARKER ON GOING FOR IT

“Actors, never give them what you think they want. That’s mediocre and commonplace. Give them something they’ve never seeen before…………….your soul”    Sarah Jessica Parker

photo by Georges Biard
2018

SCARLETT JOHANSSON: THE FUN PART

“You have to believe that you can act and that you’re the right person for the job but I think it’s good to not always know how you’re going to do it. The fun part is trying to figure it out.” SCARLETT JOHANSSON

photo by Paul Mark Bird
4/20/2012

JACK NICHOLSON ON TENSION

JACK NICHOLSON: “Most actors problems deal with tension. The tension is because the actor hasn’t made a vital enough choice. It’s not up to the level that will engage their imagination and get them into pretending unselfish-consciously.”

REESE WITHERSPOON ON PERFECTIONISM

“I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.”  Reese Witherspoon