Frank Grillo on Acting: “The only rule is, don’t stop and don’t quit”

Actor Frank Grillo

Actor Frank Grillo has enjoyed a hot streak of success in recent years from starring in films like Warrior, The Grey, Zero Dark Thirty, The Purge series, and as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, it took him nearly 20 years of much smaller roles on television until he landed major movie roles.

In an interview with KSDK out of St. Louis, Grillo reflected on achieving his biggest successes in film as he approached his fiftieth birthday. He shared the best advice he was ever given:

“There are no rules. You can be 5 or 85, and whatever you’re doing could come to fruition. You could be 30 and you haven’t done your first TV show, and there are no rules. There are only things in your head. The only rule is, don’t stop and don’t quit.”

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...) For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

1 Comment

  1. So true! Actors, and many people in all fields put limits on themselves. The game and career is not over until it’s over. Which if you choose can continue until you die. There are no age limits on being an actor, only your own desire to quit, stop, or retire. If your 90, you are pefect for all parts that call for a 90 year old. We are real people, and real people roles are in all productions.

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