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Roles Quotes and Sayings
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Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

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Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues.
You don't get to keep doing that.
- Catherine O'Hara

I choose movies, I never choose roles.
I look at the script.
I look at the director.
I look at the other actors - and then the role.
- Elle Macpherson

 

Today's global landscape is increasingly interconnected.
China and the Middle East play critical roles towards
international peace and security.
- Rick Larsen

No, most of the decisions that I make with regard to taking roles,
I just look for something that's challenging,
something that I think I can accomplish,
you know.
- Terrence Howard

The scenes in the show were filmed with a crew of really excellent stunt jumpers,
but we had the feel of the parachutes,
so we could be more realistic in the roles.
- Ken Curtis

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There are a couple of roles I haven't played that I want to.
I would love to play Shiloh.
- David Ogden Stiers

It wasn't my intention in going after this part but I suppose now I do.
The adult roles are a lot meatier - you're not always
just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever.
- Emmy Rossum

It's still not easy to find roles that offer more complex images of women.
- Susan Sarandon

After doing so many different roles,
if you don't stretch yourself,
there's no excitement left.
- Christine Lahti

I have no idea what makes a director believe in me
that I can sell these kind of roles.
- Izabella Scorupco

Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always
come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff -
that would be taking a huge risk for me.
- Sarah Polley

Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre,
but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders.
- Megan Gallagher

I want to play an action hero.
I'm ready for roles that totally aren't me.
- Kirsten Dunst

I was trained to be an actor, not a star.
I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame
and agents and lawyers and the press.
- Gene Hackman

In New York I was always offered the hot,
sexy roles.
But in L.A.
I was offered the plain, dowdy roles.
It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.
- Bebe Neuwirth

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most
important roles the federal government can play in
assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep
our fiscal house in order.
- Allen Boyd

I want to get away from the high school thing and do other types of roles.
- Shannon Elizabeth

It's not fair that there aren't very many juicy or varied roles for women.
- Rosanna Arquette

You have actresses like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts,
who have roles specially written for them.
- Leslie Caron

Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter,
and I hit that awhile ago.
- Jack Nicholson

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to
like the script and obviously feel connected with the
director because the director to me is so important.
- Amy Smart

I would rather do many small roles on TV,
stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
- Miranda Richardson

I guess I'm attracted to these off beat roles because
my life has been a bit abnormal.
The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
- Johnny Depp

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

I know I'm responsible for not having got the kind
of roles that I'd have liked to.
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- Peter Fonda

Now I am careful about the kind of roles that I do.
- Rajendra Prasad

It's fun playing two roles.
The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions.
Stuart is childlike and sensitive.
Adam is ruthless, outrageous.
He's flamboyant.
He does the unexpected.
- David Canary

Even though these days I'm very selective about what roles I want to do,
I will do Stargate anytime they call.
- Ronny Cox

I wanted to be on the stage, doing very important emotional roles.
- Gloria Stuart

I choose my roles carefully.
- Catherine Deneuve

I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered.
- Kathleen Turner

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
- Bela Lugosi

I'm just a pack mule.
I've played leads and I've played character roles.
Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs,
the leads thin.
- Marcia Gay Harden

Assuming roles is something that simply won't work for me,
since I don't have a style.
None at all.
- Martin Kippenberger

After I got to Hollywood, I resented that I didn't
get a crack at more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully.
- Maureen O'Hara

There are not many roles where women are really active.
- Kathleen Quinlan

When I was thinking of casting this,
I thought,
What roles would Sellers be playing now?
- Stephen Hopkins

I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies -
unless I'm doing a guest star or something -
and occasionally I try to get back into television.
- Robert Englund

Movies are nice, but there are very few roles for women
and most of them are sluts or something.
- Victoria Jackson

The best roles have risks...
and those are the parts I'm interested in.
- Brendan Fehr

Having done something like The Thorn Birds gives you enormous longevity.
You can keep picking and choosing the roles for a bit longer.
- Rachel Ward

But no, I don't think I'm particularly drawn to the
period roles or the medieval roles.
- Hugh Dancy

I never played the right roles, or very rarely got the right roles offered,
except on stage.
- Maximilian Schell

At about 40, the roles started slowing down.
I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers.
- Kathleen Turner

I most often land up taking up the roles that I most detest.
- Christine Lahti

I like doing films and I wish that I could do more
but I still have to audition.
I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though
I've written and starred in a movie.
- Tim Meadows

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

I've thought about doing other dramatic roles besides westerns,
but I grew up in the West and I know the West.
- Ken Curtis

The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional
roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent,
but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
- Augustus Y. Napier

I've been really fortunate to be able to do different
kinds of films in different scales,
different genres, different kinds of roles,
and that is important to me.
- Keanu Reeves

I would like more challenging roles.
I definitely would like to something that's more challenging.
- Morris Chestnut

In planning an attack, persons have various roles.
- Robert Mueller

Well, my favorite roles so far are Lucas and Lost Boys.
- Corey Haim

First of all, I choose the great roles,
and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones,
and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
- Stanislaw Lec

The best roles you have to fight for.
You have to really want to do it and you have to go after it.
- Cillian Murphy

In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche.
Now I'm over that.
Those roles are not attracting me now.
Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
- Delta Burke

After 9/11 and the impending actors' strike of a few years ago,
roles dried up for everyone.
- Alfre Woodard

I was getting offers.
I had just turned them down.
Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54,
people were still offering me film roles.
- Candice Bergen

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award,
but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards,
unfortunately.
- Minnie Driver

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

We did many of our own stunts.
We had our hands full.
In fact, the roles were physically demanding.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban

I've become so earthy.
And I never was earthy.
I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not
at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone.
- Michael Moriarty

Of all the roles I've done on the stage,
I'm partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Bela Lugosi

The whole point about becoming an actor is variety and changing roles.
- Richard Wilson

I had only that one picture, Hitler,
the Beast of Berlin,
in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone.
I tried for better roles over and over again.
- Alan Ladd

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

The truth is, after Boys Don't Cry, I realized how
few and far between the great roles are.
I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.
- Hilary Swank

Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up
and be more particular about the acting roles I take.
- Kathy Ireland


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