French Actress Quotes

450 French Actress quotes:

"The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear."
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"To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished."
"What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?"
"Cinema will always have an important role to play in society."
"I got as little as a $75 a week when I started."
"I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids."
"I hate biographies which say, I was called to such and such an office, and he offered me so and so, and I got so and so money. I find that very tedious. The best biographies are written by other people."
"I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities."
"I longed to break out of the system and do different roles."
"I noticed that when I went to see the rushes or the first showing that there was something quite human in this desperation, and I hadn't planned it."
"I regret not doing a film that I was offered with Clark Gable because the script was not good enough."
"I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London."
"The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor charged $1 million for Cleopatra."
"I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy-period."
"I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme."
"I can be very critical on myself and on other people; I can be very demanding."
"I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important."
"I don't live that much with the character. I find it hard enough having to spend so many hours with the character during the day."
"I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored."
"I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises."

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