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" Accolades are there to congratulate you but also to make you understand that it's not over. You now have to continue trying to improve the craft and keep going. It's not something to rest on. "
" Actors are very often people who are placed in a position where they think they have to be grateful for the job and have no control over what they play and how they play it. I was not taught that way. I completely disagree with that. I think that you have more control than you think. "
" Basically, the actor's job is to pay attention to the script. "
" Film and television is just a different technique in terms of how to approach the camera but basically the job is the same; but what you learn as a craft in theater, you can then learn to translate that into any mediums. "
" I came into the industry at a time when there weren't a lot of choices to what you could do. "
" If there's no craft there, then once the looks go, there goes your career. "
" If you have the skill, then you can move as you age. "
" If you live a good life, that seems to be what really matters. If there is something afterwards, terrific. If not, you haven't lost anything. "
" I love doing movies but I loved doing theatre just as much. "
" I think it talks about that there needs to be some proactive attack against drugs infiltrating our culture. "
" I think it talks about the fact that there are black people in the world who have tremendous amount of talents and have no channel through which they can those talents. "
" I think people believe that I give ant aura of someone who has both feet on the ground. "
" I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human. "
" I've never liked much of reality television, mostly because it involves humiliation. "
" I would love to play the villain, but again, it sort of what happens in this industry. "
" James Cameron has always been way ahead of the curve in terms of the use of technology in his movies. "
" My tendency is to be quiet and to stay focused and in character. Not the entire time, but certainly to stay focused while I'm on set. "
" One, I had never worked with John Woo before and I wanted to see what that was like, and two, Ben Affleck is a friend, so it would be fun to work with him again. "
" There are lots of stories about my culture that I think bring a whole other perspective to who we are and where we have been and how we got here that I think need to be done. "
" Unfortunately, most actors want to play off their own personal mystique and good looks and whatever, but that will only carry you but so far. "
" What's lovely about 'Eureka' is that it's a sci-fi show, but it's not monsters from outer space; it's not craziness from outer space. It's just about this community of people and what they do. These geniuses have sometimes done wonderful things and sometimes created global warming. It has this wonderful left-of-center sense of humor. "
" When I started off many years ago, I made a determination that there were certain roles I didn't want to play. "
" When you give your children certain life lessons, and they come and ask you for additional advice, you say to yourself, 'I've done my job,' and you'll continue to do your job. "
" With my background, I came out of the theater. "
" With Trump, because of the kind of seemingly violent way that he talks about things and because he's on Twitter almost every single morning, I think it brings down the respect that we have for the White House and for the Oval Office in particular, so the expectation is anything can happen, and that becomes the norm, which is unfortunate. "
" Yes, I would love to play one of the leads in one these movies and have all those challenges and deal with all those complications, but the business being what it is, there is a slot for me in these kinds of films, so I enjoy them, and I enjoy the people that I work with. "
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