"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...
"It didn’t occur to me to try acting it until I was, for an actor, relatively pretty old — 22 or 23." - Viggo Mortensen
Michael Fassbender on Finding a Character: “If I can make them logical to myself, then I apply them, and that’s really it”
Fassbender talks about his parents' concern about his action aspirations and why he reject the idea that he is an "intelligent actor."
"As much as possible, I'm trying to understand who the characters are and why they're making the decisions that they're making." - Felicity Jones
"Breathing life into a character means celebrating and recognizing the fullness of them..." - Scarlett Johansson
Casey Affleck on Finding a Character: “It’s such an internal and complicated and still mysterious process”
"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...
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
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.
"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
Aaron Eckhart on Playing a Real-Life Individual: “I was always watching, always talking in his voice.”
"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...
"What would I do if I was in the circumstances of that man, that woman, that child, that android?" - Tom Hanks
Natalie Portman: “I think you can’t judge your character when you play her, or else you wouldn’t be able to”
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
"It became the way that I learn about myself and the way that I learn about other people." - Anna Kendrick on Acting