Michael Shannon on ‘Nocturnal Animals’: “From Day 1, I felt pretty locked into [the character]. It’s pretty mysterious”
"When you’ve got really great writing, it makes it easy." - Michael Shannon
Why Giovanni Ribisi Never Intended to Do a Show Like ‘Sneaky Pete’ and When He Finally Decided to “Chase Being an Actor”
"A friend of mine introduced me to the Actors Studio and Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro and Gary Oldman. It really was a revolution...
Tobias Menzies: "One of the great luxuries when you have a bit of time is that you can give yourself a few different routes through...
Teller and Eckhart speak about preparing to portray a boxer and his trainer in this inspirational comeback story.
"The only thing that works is hours and hours of saying them over and over and over again" - David Oyelowo
"When I booked 'This Is Us', I had 81 cents in my bank account" - Crissy Metz
"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
Nick Offerman on His Early Roles and the “Great Lesson” He Learned in How to Treat His Fellow Actors
"As an actor trying to find your spot you’re just generally happy to get a job and keep your SAG insurance." - Nick Offerman
"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
Quaid speaks about his career at length and his most memorable roles.
Hedges speaks about starring in the Oscar-winning film and his latest role in an Off Broadway play.
Dev Patel: “I never went to acting school. Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from great directors and my co-stars”
"I’m 26 and, like most actors my age, hungry to show emotional range." - Dev Patel
“You never do an impression, and yet I felt somewhat obligated to kind of simulate his attitude and his sound” - Michael Keaton on Playing...
"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
"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...
"It didn’t occur to me to try acting it until I was, for an actor, relatively pretty old — 22 or 23." - Viggo Mortensen