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" Fear has been good to yours truly. "
" If they do something like that, maybe a Freddy Krueger fan, a girl, a really sick goth girl starts killing kids herself and Freddy has to put a stop to it, or they have to fight it out. "
" When you see Robert Englund in a movie, you think he is the bad guy, but if I'm not the bad guy, and I'm supposed to just kind of fool the audience, it makes it a lot easier for whichever actor is the bad guy. So I find myself doing a lot of those, I think they're called red herring characters, faking out the audience. "
" I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm. "
" There'll always be movies that are meant for the big screen, and they should be seen that way. "
" I'm a big fan of Brian De Palma's 'Sisters,' and I also love 'Let The Right One In.' "
" Jeff Bridges taught me a lot about how to keep a scene fresh. "
" The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag. "
" While I still do a lot of horror, it doesn't feel to me like I'm repeating myself. I like to stay interested. I'm kind of turning into one of those elder statesmen, like a Vincent Price or a Donald Pleasence. I like to think of myself alongside those guys. "
" The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own. "
" Any film you make is a crap shoot. "
" As an actor, you need everything you can get to be truly scary and truly memorable. "
" Death by plane crash scares me. I travel a lot, and when you hit turbulence, and post 9/11, that's in the back of my mind a bit. "
" I was trained to serve the writer and director as an actor before I serve myself. Not to say that's gotten in my way, but that's a different way of working than most American actors work. "
" I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character. "
" Sometimes jobs are jobs, and when you guest star on television, you're also working with a guest director. You're the new kid on the block, because everyone else is already in the ensemble. "
" As a jobbing actor, you can't afford to be choosy; if you're typed, you're generally working. I still feel that way, and the thing is, even within the horror genre, I now get to play all kinds of different roles. "
" I know there's a certain love and affection for the homemade on the Internet, and I'm all for that, too, and I appreciate it in alternative music, and I appreciate it in B-movies and in Sundance, independent films. "
" When I was a boy, I read a terrible article in a big weekly American magazine called the 'Saturday Evening Post.' In the middle of this family magazine on my parent's coffee table was an article about this family that was camping, and they were all mauled by a grizzly bear in their sleeping bags. "
" I'm a Hollywood kid, and I know that there are only so many stories. Only so many tales around the campfire that we have to tell. Then we have to regurgitate them. Our grandparents' movies were all remakes of silent films - we forget that, but it's true. "
" And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child. "
" I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American. "
" I actually sing horribly, but I used to dance pretty good. I was a gymnast, and you can usually use those gymnastic tricks with dance. Plus, they're so much fun to do. That wasn't really a big part of my career. It was just a phase. "
" Some actors get by with behaving, not acting. You've got to sell the effect. I act more in the 'Nightmare' movies because it's not like me. I'm acting, not reacting. "
" I didn't make good money on 'Nightmare' until part three. I eventually got some nice merchandising checks. "
" I sat in the barber's chair in David Miller's makeup shop, hours and hours of trial and error. While David poked at me with his crusty brushes, I grew more and more profane. That's how I started to find the voice of Freddy. "
" I always wanted to play a monster, and I also wanted to work with Wes Craven. "
" The roughest make-up I ever wore was for 'Phantom of the Opera' because the phantom's face was all disfigured, and he's trying to pass in public so he can attend his beloved opera. That was make-up over make-up. "
" I do genre films because I like them or because I need the money. I make a star's salary when I do horror because I can still open a movie in Italy or Spain or Germany. "
" 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. "
" Kids today don't watch a black and white movie. "