"I still work pretty instinctually—it's a little bit like hearing the rhythm of the character in your head." - Michelle Pfeiffer
"I feel being Renton again, he was just waiting inside me to come out." - Ewan McGregor
"My ambition is to keep the audience guessing…that is my path to a long career." - David Oyelowo
"It’s difficult to keep an audience engaged unless they see some vulnerability or some weakness." - Guy Pearce
"I loved shifting from character to character, type to type, emotion to emotion." - Patrick Stewart on His Early Acting Career
Hedges reveals how a failed audition jumpstarted his career and how he mastered that tricky Boston accent for the Massachusetts-set film.
"When you’ve got really great writing, it makes it easy." - Michael Shannon
"Start with yourself and see what kind of lines up with the character" - Jeff Bridges
"It didn’t occur to me to try acting it until I was, for an actor, relatively pretty old — 22 or 23." - Viggo Mortensen
Fassbender talks about his parents' concern about his action aspirations and why he reject the idea that he is an "intelligent actor."
"Breathing life into a character means celebrating and recognizing the fullness of them..." - Scarlett Johansson
"The fun part for me is endlessly talking about why does he do this, or why does he do that, or why doesn't he? I really get into that." - Casey Affleck on Rehearsing
Mendelsohn spoke about playing one of the Empire's nefarious villains in the latest Star Wars film.
"I want to know everything about everything, and that's not possible and it won't be possible." - Andrew Garfield
"I do love movies but I love making them more. I've never found something professionally that engages me as much as that." - Ryan Gosling
"They're going to be judged based on your performance by millions of people." - Aaron Eckhart on Playing a Real Person
"I love the idea of doing a lot of takes because there's so many different ways that you can play scenes" - Adam Driver
Bryce Dallas Howard: "And my grandmother said to me, "Do you know what the rate of the average working actor in SAG is, in terms of how many auditions it takes for them to get a job?"
Portman speaks about the challenges with playing the famous First Lady.
"People ask me, 'Why aren’t you sweating?' And I say, 'Because I am making myself effortless.' The physical is key." - Aaron Eckhart