"The only thing that works is hours and hours of saying them over and over and over again" - David Oyelowo
"Start with yourself and see what kind of lines up with the character" - Jeff Bridges
One way Mahershala Ali - especially while working on multiple projects at once -is that he makes music playlists for each individual character
"On Game of Thrones, doesn’t say much. So how do you convey him? There’s nothing in the script." - Jason Momoa
"A lot of people say, ‘What’s more important: acting, singing or dancing?’ And I say, always acting." - Sutton Foster
"I have to find an identifier, a silhouette which immediately radiates something for me." - Tom Hardy on Creating a Character
"I’ve always stuck to a similar approach with each job. Show up on time and prepared, and pay attention." - Viggo Mortensen
"I listen to music of the time and I only deal with family and friends that are on the film" - Octavia Spencer
"I really think about acting in two different parts. There’s convincing and not convincing acting." - Tom Hardy
"When I suddenly feel like I can't find my footing, I listen to a song or look at a photograph or read an essay, and...
Ritter speaks about her relationship with Ballentine, how her support helped her survive in LA and how it has made her a better actress.
Mahershala Ali: Our Job is “to consistently put ourselves in a position where we’re uncomfortable and going beyond our comfort zone”
Ali points out that having anxiety or fear about a role shows that he's getting close to finding his character.
"What would I do if I was in the circumstances of that man, that woman, that child, that android?" - Tom Hanks
Casting Director David Rubin: “The most important thing for an actor to bring to the table is themselves”
"And so many actors get preoccupied with what they think the filmmaker is looking for. And, frankly, what we're looking for is them." - Casting...
"It’s important to understand the who, what, where, why of the character before you meet him" - Benedict Cumberbatch
Hayley Atwell’s Best Career Advice: “I’d say the main thing is: show up. Show up and be professional”
Atwell reflects on her career and recounts why she wanted to become an actress since she was a child and what was the best career...
"You're playing someone that everybody in the world has seen before. It's a little different than playing a fictitious character." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
These are Birbiglia's tips for any actor -- or anyone in any creative field -- on how they can grow their careers in small --...
"He had been auditioning for me for ten years. I had never hired him for anything" - Casting Director Jeff Greenberg on Modern Family Star,...
‘UnREAL’ Casting Director Barbara Fiorentino: “Having that ability to weave comedy into drama is so specific, and a lot of people can’t do it”
"I kind of had a bee in my bonnet about air space being taken up by real people when there are wonderful actors out there...