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Young Actors Quotes


"I rarely meet other young actors." - Mia Wasikowska

"Young girls of 13 or 12 are great actors." - Dario Argento

"There are a lot of limitations and stigmas that are placed on young actors, specifically young black actors." - Anthony Mackie

"Older actors can still play young, but it's harder for young actors to be able to play that age range." - David Schwimmer

"It's a phenomenon that I see with young actors - a lot of American speaking parts going to British actors." - Michael Douglas

"People sometimes forget how important ? Broadway is as a place for young actors to grow." - Hunter Parrish

"People sometimes forget how important Broadway is as a place for young actors to grow." - Hunter Parrish

"The young actors coming out of the Universities are well trained." - Tony Randall

"As young, hot actors living in Hollywood, you get even more attractive." - Jennifer Coolidge

"My advice to young actors is to push yourself and to aspire to be great." - Adriane Lenox

"I have only really gotten by with playing versions of myself as most young actors do." - Amanda Seyfried

"I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me, people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors." - Meryl Streep

"Most actors nowadays are models turned actors. That's why a lot of young actors are terrible. You have to learn how to act. It is not something that you can just do." - Ansel Elgort

"Casting young people is always so difficult, and they got it so right in 'Game of Thrones.' All the young actors are amazingly talented and so professional." - Joe Dempsie

"I believe that the kids, young people should have an opportunity to have Oscar nominated actors in their movies too." - Queen Latifah

"They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase." - Chevy Chase

"There are so many talented young actors in the industry. I'm just happy to have a job!" - Colton Haynes

"One of the things that I cannot fathom is young actors who will not audition and won't read." - Daniel Radcliffe

"Young actors are pretty fantastic. I can't even imagine doing stuff like that when I was a kid." - Donal Logue

"Heart of America is a movie I'm very proud of. The young actors are great and the story has impact." - Uwe Boll

"All geniuses die young." - Groucho Marx

"I've always thought young." - Bill Raftery

"We're only young once." - Proverbs

"'Skins' had been a brilliant breeding ground for young actors, young directors and young writers. It was a safe environment to experiment; it tried new things, and it was an amazing time and amazing to be part of it." - Joe Dempsie

"My advice to young actors is probably to do some theatre; definitely do that. I keep running into these actors who have never been on stage, and it's invaluable for an actor. What you will learn about yourself is huge." - Yul Vazquez

"I haven't had a lot of experience with glamour. I've never had to mask myself, as many now not-so-young actresses have had to do. Female actors in that regard have a different lot in life than male actors." - Melissa Leo

"I feel so sorry for younger actors who aren't able to have the opportunities that I had, starting out in repertory theatre. It's really tough on young actors now." - Antony Sher

"There are so many young talented actors today whose work I respect and admire - Ryan Gosling is probably primary among them. I take inspiration from so many amazing actors." - Daniel Sunjata

"I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me." - John Hughes

"Heath Ledger's performance in 'The Dark Knight' quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous." - Tom Hiddleston

"It was so much fun working with these young kid actors. We had a great time and those kids are truly amazing." - Torii Hunter

"A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don't believe in that at all" - Charlotte Rampling

"I guess I'm the perfect young lead actress. I'm not Chloe Sevigny - I'm not really a character actress. Some actors have "character" faces." - Berenice Bejo

"I feel like a lot of the young actors that are just coming up are really good. I think directors are directing better." - William H Macy

"There are a lot of great young actors coming out of England who have maybe not gone to drama school, but I wish I had." - Ed Speleers

"Both the old and young Karamakates are portrayed by indigenous men, neither of them professional actors. The old shaman is played by Antonio Bolivar Salvador." - Tom Cole

"That's what I tell young actors. "You don't have to compromise. Go do some theater and wait for an appropriate role."" - Denzel Washington

"A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don't believe in that at all." - Charlotte Rampling

"What impresses me is the young actors with terrific talent arriving on the scene. They'd have blown us all away in the old days. Guys like Brad Pitt." - Robert Wagner

"There are many ways to be a mother. I have a lot of young actors I mentor, and my nieces and my nephews need a lot of love." - Kim Cattrall

"Showtime has given new, young filmmakers - black, white, across the board - an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing." - Morris Chestnut

"I hope to see more programming, more shows, more actors of mixed ethnicity, more young kids of mixed ethnicity choosing to be in the entertainment industry." - Charles Michael Davis

"The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work." - Ben Foster

"There's no big splashy renaissance in Italian films. We have good young actors and directors. What we lack are screenwriters. It's hard to write about Italy." - Valeria Golino

"I feel bad for young actors who become huge stars too quickly, because you haven't had a chance to practice your craft a lot." - Topher Grace

"I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers' chops." - Robin Williams

"There's a lot of young actors and people who have success very quickly who kind of expect it or don't have the experience to really appreciate it." - David Walton

"Sometimes there are certain things that you gotta grow into. Sometimes, for some actors, they know it spiritually at a young age. Others need to grow into it." - Elias Koteas

"I don't want to be one of those young actors who is around for a couple of years and melts off the scene." - Tuppence Middleton

"I think it's my job as a young actor to watch adult actors and take tips on the way they work." - Tye Sheridan

"Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you're gay." - Ian Mckellen

"Doing 'Young Adult' was really reassuring to me in a lot of ways. It confirmed a lot of suspicions I had about great actors." - Patton Oswalt

"I actually really love working with young actors because they're so responsive and instinctive, and it's a much less honed craft that they're employing." - Clive Owen

"Performance capture is a tool that young actors will need in the next 10, 20 years. It's on the increase, as you say. It's not going away." - Andy Serkis

"I always tell other young actors to go to school, or at least watch movies to learn as much as you can." - Rutina Wesley

"You can't just tell actors, especially young ones, to 'act happy' and expect them to do it. They must in some essential way be happy." - Roger Ebert

"I can tell you that from the director's chair, young actors love to be challenged, to be given killer lines that take time to wrap their mind around." - Mark Waters

"You know, young actors say all the time, 'Should I use my own life experience?' And my response is, 'What choice do you have?'" - David Mamet

"When you're young, you kind of take yourself seriously, and you think, like, "People need to see what I can do." And it's so laughable, especially with actors." - Will Arnett

"The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies, don't always wear their period clothes as well as they might. They tend to stomp around a bit in them." - Julie Harris

"No man knows he is young while he is young." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"An old young man, will be a young old man." - Benjamin Franklin

"Tolerance cannot seduce the young." - Emile M Cioran

"This one's for Alaska Young!" - John Green

"May you stay Forever Young" - Bob Dylan

"Only the good die young." - Billy Joel

"Pension never inriched young man." - George Herbert

"See, the thing that bothers me with young actors, young actors of color specifically, is that they see movies and television, and they figure that's all it is to it. They have no respect for the craft. They want to be, you know, movie stars or whatever. And I worry that we're losing a certain quality, you know?" - James Avery

"The world is wide, wide, wide, and I am young, young, young, and we"re all going to live forever!" - Elaine Dundy

"When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn't think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream." - Sarah Jessica Parker

"I feel it's so hard for young actors; It's a different world that they're coming up in; there's so much money to be made off of their personal lives, and people are bound and determined to make that money." - Garrison Keillor

"If young actors ask me things, I always tell them to get on set and watch how it's done. If you can, watch the people that you like, how they work." - David Duchovny

"Some kids are fine, but often I don't like what I see in child actors. My kids are young and they are already showing an interest, so I have to try to discourage them, squash that in them." - John Leguizamo

"Movie actors disappear - any young person wouldn't know Cary Grant. They're going to disappear. Fifty years ago, you thought film was here to stay. But nothing is here to stay, actually - except perhaps paintings and drawings." - David Hockney

"My major intention for coming to Hollywood - besides the fact that I was just enamored with acting from a very young age - was that I was tired of seeing wimpy Asian actors." - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

"There's something really special for a young person to sit in an audience and discover somebody, and it's rare to do because so much of a movie's economics are based on pre-existing actors or actresses." - Craig Brewer

"The number one reason for the death of young actors' careers is people get so used to seeing them playing that one character that they can't accept them as anyone else." - Denzel Whitaker

"A piece of advice I would give to young actors - hang on to your family, and hang on to your reality - and hang on to your "real". Because you're going into the land of make believe." - Lorna Luft

"The movie is so fun. I've done period pieces before but nothing with this twist. And the movie is just full of such wonderful people, such young actors - people like Matt Smith that I've been friends with for a while." - Douglas Booth

"I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well, but is intensely rewarding. Particularly the chance to help draw out the best in young actors." - Angelina Jolie

"When I was young I used to sit in the cinema thinking wouldn't it be great if you could have a film in which the characters were like real people instead of being like actors." - Mike Leigh

"Young actors often ask me how do you get an agent, how do you get started, how do you get to audition, and I don't know what to tell them because my story is so fluky." - Liane Balaban

"You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later." - Alec Baldwin

"I always tell young actors to have a back-up. You don't want to find yourself at the age of 30 still struggling to make a living out of acting." - Rachel Ward

"When I first started acting in movies - as probably a lot of naive young actors do - I made a list of directors that I wanted to work with and sent it to my agent at the time." - Justin Bartha

"But I think there are more good young actors now than ever. It's a medium that everyone wants to be connected with - it is such a hip medium going into the 21st century." - Robert Duvall

"I really love young Tom Hanks. He's just one of my favorites. He's a great, quirky every-man. I also love Zach Braff. I really love actors that are quirky and interesting, that sort of try to portray 'normal' people." - Jake Epstein

"I pick out young people and teach them in less time than it would take me to alter the methods of people from the boards, and I get actors who look the parts they have to fill." - D W Griffith

"If I had my way, all actors over 55 would be issued a 3-lb. wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart." - Richard Griffiths

"The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that's why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It's not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible." - Tom Cruise

"I think there are more good young actors now than ever. It's a medium that everyone wants to be connected with - it is such a hip medium going into the 21st century." - Robert Duvall

"Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies." - Chad Lowe

"Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers." - Natalie Portman

"It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera." - Fred Savage

"My career was full of struggles and dreams, disappointments and peaks and valleys. But there was no Twitter, no Facebook or TMZ. Young actors could make mistakes and not become the focus of tabloids." - Ricky Schroder

"I always love working with young actors, because there's always something to learn. It's always exciting to see the next generation and how they approach things and what's great about them and what's not so great about them." - Helen Mirren

"I never had a problem with my face on screen. I thought it is what it is, and I was turned off by actors and actresses that tried to keep themselves young." - Robert Redford

"I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.'" - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"The advice that I usually give to young actors is that if you can create a character for the stage and keep that character fresh for at least 6 months that means you're doing the show eight times a week." - Joe Morton

"Young actors are serious about their work and don't take any time out from it. I'm very serious about my work; there are probably only two films I've done where I had a really good time." - Miranda Otto

"The actors I admire are character actors." - Chaske Spencer

"Too many young actors are strutting about and doing films without having developed some of the depth you need to bring off certain kinds of roles. I think that's the problem with the system, where a lot of younger actors who haven't had a chance to develop suddenly become stars." - Christopher Walken

"British actors come at acting from a slightly different angle. Because a lot of the films are cast out there, they are so used to the angle from which the Americans, and certainly the young guys from LA, are coming at it, that I think it's interesting for them to find these English actors who maybe approach acting from a different place." - Jim Sturgess

"Being the actors of the craft, the trade, one of the big things you do and you learn is about repeating. There is something to the repeats. I think that is part of what is healthy to young actors. Get out and learn something just through doing that, repeating." - Al Pacino

"I always say that life is not easy for anybody. People hear about the young actors who have a rough life, but there are plenty of other kids who aren't actors who have a rough time, too, and I don't know if the ratio is any different." - Johnny Crawford

"All actors do that. Should do that and do that. For the most part. I say all actors. I'm exaggerating, but you know who does and who doesn't. Vince is a wonderful young actor who knows his work and did a beautiful job on this film." - Harvey Keitel

"British actors come at acting from a slightly different angle. Because a lot of the films are cast out there, they are so used to the angle from which the Americans, and certainly the young guys from L.A., are coming at it, that I think it's interesting for them to find these English actors who maybe approach acting from a different place." - Jim Sturgess

"From a very young age, I wanted to get up on stage whenever I went to the theatre - the actors just seemed to be having so much fun. One of my worries about theatre, in fact, is that the actors are quite often having more fun than the audience." - Olivia Williams

"Always have old memories, and young hopes." - Arsene Houssaye

"Meek young men grow up in libraries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Young widows still bide their time." - Josh Billings

"Power always impresses the young and foolish." - Darren Shan

"I am young and avid for glory." - Antoine Lavoisier

"Be young forever, seasons of the earth." - Czeslaw Milosz

"When I was young I knew everything" - Brian Vander Ark

"I am a regular young man surrounded..." - Barrington Irving

"There's no excuse for the young..." - Nina Simone

"America is a country of young men." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whom the gods love die young." - Menander

"He whom the Gods love dies young." - Plautus

"It's great to be young and insane." - Michael Keaton

"Be Young, Be Dope, Be Proud." - Lana Del Rey

"You are never too young to lead." - Kofi Annan

"Some grow young, some grow cold..." - Tom Petty

"Charlie he's my darling, the young Chevalier." - Carolina, Baroness Nairne

"Hope! thou nurse of young desire." - Isaac Bickerstaffe

"Every thing is pretty that is young." - Samuel Richardson

"You are quite unnecessary, young man!" - Antonin Artaud

"To a young heart everything is fun." - Charles Dickens

"Actors are very generous." - Blythe Danner

"Actors always have opinions." - Joe Pantoliano

"I love actors." - Cameron Crowe

"Class clowns become actors." - Jasper Fforde

"Actors, after all, dream." - Nastassja Kinski

"Actors are a race." - Mads Mikkelsen

"Actors die so loud." - Henry Miller

"You can't trust actors." - Emma Roberts

"Actors are all narcissists." - Gillian Jacobs

"Actors get bored." - Gillian Jacobs

"Actors are investigators." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"I actually love actors." - Lourdes Portillo

"I've had lots of good career advice over the years. I've learned that you must always arrive knowing your lines, you must hit your marks, you must be punctual and cheerful and kind. I'm always irritated with young people who misbehave and young actors who are temperamental. I don't think there's any need for it." - Jacki Weaver

"I was young and stupid then. Now I'm not young anymore." - Jyrki Lumme

"I may be a young girl, but behind every young girl is a powerful father." - Olivia Palermo

"Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so." - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

"Everybody who is young is promising. The world should sue the young for breach of promise." - Rocky Graziano

"Young men, listen to an old man to whom old men listened when he was young." - Augustus

"I don't think young people should have bottoms, they're too young for that sort of thing." - Jimmy Carr

"Young lovers and young nations face the same problem: after orgasm, what?" - Mignon Mclaughlin

"[Lear:] So young and so untender? [Cordelia:] So young, my lord, and true." - William Shakespeare



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