James Lipton Quotes

31 James Lipton quotes:

"Hackman is able to live in the moment which means there is nothing for him at that split second than what is occurring in the scene."
"I think that anybody's craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting."
"I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is - you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue - never ask a question the answer to which you do not know."
"They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn't. That's another thing I like about actors."
"What I didn't know that by sticking to craft we would blow open some doors that I never saw opened before."
"I criticize those critics. The reason being that they're doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else."
"I threw Spielberg out at 12:15 in the morning. Spielberg and the students. Coppola, out at 12:15. Billy Joel out at 12:15 in the morning."
"The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive."
"The first people who responded were Arthur Penn and Sally Field and Dennis Hopper and Alec Baldwin and Paul Newman."
"The foundation for film acting is stage acting."
"We teach them ballroom dancing, because for so much of their careers they will be partnering each other the way you and I are right now."

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