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All Quotes by author - Ian McShane
" Acting is great therapy - you get to do things you'd normally get arrested for. "
" Acting's boring. "
" As long as the cheques carry on coming in, and I'm enjoying my work, I shall continue acting. "
" Blackbeard is probably the most infamous pirate who ever lived. He's one of those characters for which most of your work is done before you start. "
" Bosses will tell you they are looking for something different but they're not, actually. "
" Do you follow American politics? They hate Obama. Hate him. He's a black man. That's what it is: it's racist. This guy is no bleeding-heart liberal. He's a centrist. "
" Every actor has to love and loathe the character he plays. "
" I come from the liberal side of thinking: Better one guilty man should walk free than one innocent man found guilty. "
" I don't believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance. "
" I don't do social media. "
" I don't remember my first two marriages... the details are very sketchy. "
" I don't think that acting is as youth-obsessed as the general culture. In acting, as you get older, you get better, and the parts you get improve, too. But that's only true for a man, not a woman. "
" I don't want to be in 'Expendables 5.' You can keep those kind of movies. "
" I enjoy every role I do. "
" If 'Deadwood' had gone on another two years, I wouldn't have got as many movies made. "
" If I'd had the choice when I was 14, and someone had said to me, 'You can either be a footballer or an actor,' I'd have said: 'Well, can't I be a footballing actor?' "
" I had a bit of a male menopause. It started at the age of 18 and continued until I was 45. "
" I had a teacher at school who said, 'We are going to do a play next year, and you're in it.' He said, 'You should try out for the Royal Academy as an actor.' I did and got in. I was 17. My mum wasn't too happy, but it worked out OK. "
" I'm a child of the Sixties. "
" I mean, I'm an actor. I do what comes along. "
" I'm from the disco era where everybody thought they were John Travolta... What song is going to get me on the dance floor? Anything from 'Saturday Night Fever,' and you're up there like a demon. "
" I never wanted a life of having a nice house, driving around, settling down. "
" I think the reason 'Sexy Beast' was so good was it wasn't just another run-of-the-mill gangster film; it was a love story. "
" I've never hankered for any role. "
" I would like to be in a really big, successful film - boffo, spectacular, $500 million! "
" Mum and Dad were both happy for me to do what I wanted. "
" My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable. "
" My daughter said, 'I don't think granddad really suits you.' "
" My second marriage was to a girl I met in Manchester, kept a long-distance relationship going for two years, then we got married... disaster. "
" People tweet before they think, and it becomes obsessive. "
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