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Roles

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Love I Love

I love playing odd roles.

- Aaron Paul

Play Other

Typecasting is an interesting thing because, in a way, if you're good at something, you're going to work at that thing. In other ways, you constantly have to change people's opinion of you as one thing, especially if you want to play different roles. You have to shatter that image sometimes.

- Aaron Tveit

Doing Had

I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I'm glad I lived out both roles.

- Adam Sandler

Advice However

Many women try to advance in their careers by having all the answers; by being the go-to person for information and advice; or by building expertise in a particular field. However, as they progress, gain broader responsibilities, and grow into leadership roles, they realize that their span of control is too vast to be able to know every answer.

- Adena Friedman

Invest Part

The hardest thing as an actor is that you work really hard constantly for these roles, and you invest so much in it. And when they don't come to fruition and nobody sees them, there's a part of you that dies a little bit. It's like, 'Ah! But I worked so hard!' But that's the business.

- Adrianne Palicki

Doing Happiest

I've probably had my best time acting - or not acting, or trying to not act - on things like 'The Low Down' or 'Treacle Jr.' I'm happiest doing things like that. Not just because they're lead roles, but because there's more freedom in them.

- Aidan Gillen

Lucky Private

I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.

- Aidan Quinn

More Little Bit

I try to do more intelligent roles, unusual roles, and stronger women, and that's helped me a little bit with my casting opportunities.

- Aisha Tyler

Almost Around

The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don't know if it's getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don't entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man's life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.

- Aja Naomi King

Sunshine Role

I never had a better role than I had in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' That was one of my favorite roles ever.

- Alan Arkin

Role Buy

I've had that experience many, many, times - when you don't get roles. I'd developed a good muscle for shaking it off. I buy myself a present whenever I don't get a role that I really wanted. You get bummed out, and then you go, 'Oh! Now I get to go buy a present for myself.' That kind of helps.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Movies Sympathetic

There's enough of a willingness in the West to do sympathetic movies about Arab roles.

- Alexander Siddig

Strike Everyone

After 9/11 and the impending actors' strike of a few years ago, roles dried up for everyone.

- Alfre Woodard

Always Been

I guess I've always been drawn to roles that have smart characters commenting on what's happening around them.

- Alia Shawkat

Hoping Based

I'm hoping I can evade a type and go for roles based on what I consider plausible and what I consider good.

- Allison Tolman

Woman Julia Roberts

There aren't many roles that are interesting if you're a 40-year-old woman, unless you're Julia Roberts or Cate Blanchett.

- Amanda Peet

Voice Separate

I've auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don't like it. I feel like, I can't do this in front of you. It seems so separate - I don't share it with a lot of people. And I'm not into public performances.

- Amanda Seyfried

Character Hollywood

It's my job in Hollywood to find roles where I get to be a character not a bathing suit.

- Amber Heard

Industry Fought

I try to search for roles where the character is not dependent on how she looks, but it is hard because I didn't know anyone in this industry, so I started as an extra and fought.

- Amber Heard

Woman Black

Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there's not a lot of roles for us.

- Amber Riley

Work Been

I guess I've been extremely keen on theatre, on getting on to the stage, taking on different roles, enacting vocations, personalities, people, situations, and I guess that's the interest that has driven me to work in movies.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Sure Very

I am very conscious about picking my roles and make sure that they are different.

- Amy Jackson

About Obviously

I am conscious about not getting typecast, but obviously I have to keep picking up great roles so that I don't get typecast.

- Amy Jackson

Constitution Very

I'm looking for a Justice who appreciates the awesome responsibility that she will be given, if confirmed. A Justice who understands the gravity of the office and who respects the very different roles that the Constitution provides for each of the three branches of government.

- Amy Klobuchar

Want Different Roles

I want to try as many different roles as I can. I want to do everything.

- Ana de Armas

Waiting Happen

I've tried to choose roles where women are not just reacting or waiting for something to happen.

- Ana de Armas

Leading Certainly

I've certainly played those leading man or male juvenile roles, where you're not supposed to make people laugh.

- Andrew Rannells

Equity Got

My first job when I got my equity card was acting in 14 plays back-to-back. Playing that many roles, you look for ways of differentiating the characters physically, which goes hand in hand with understanding them psychologically.

- Andy Serkis

I Think Purely

I've done a lot of films that are purely live-action roles, and even if I hadn't come across performance capture as a technology, I think I'd always consider myself a sort of mercurial actor.

- Andy Serkis

Tell Real People

There are definitely a lot of roles I didn't get based off of the way I look, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm going to write stories for myself or work with filmmakers who want to tell stories about real people.

- Alia Shawkat

Performance Take

The thing is, I don't just take roles because they're performance capture.

- Andy Serkis

Want Away

I know straight away if there are roles I don't want to do, and I have a lot of arguments with my agents about those.

- Aneurin Barnard

Therapy Need

Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.

- Angelina Jolie

Music Many

Music has as many roles as people make it.

- Ani DiFranco

Go Unconventional

But it is not conscious strategy to go for unconventional roles.

- Anil Kapoor

I Am Playing

I am bored of playing the bechari, behenji type of roles.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Small Other

I've done second leads in movies, I've done really small roles, too. Other actors never bother me, I believe I'm decent enough to make my own place.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Three Role

You know, right now, they say - I don't know who says this, but somebody told me - there's three male roles to every female role. And I guess I'd work on evening that up. Making great roles for women. It's just such a huge challenge.

- Anna Faris

Always Limited

I've always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat. That way you're not limited.

- Anna Friel

Amount Practically

I was really overwhelmed by the amount of roles that I got offered that were carbon copies of what I did in 'Up in the Air.' I got every offer for every ambitious, unfeeling practically robotic character.

- Anna Kendrick

Like Maybe

Maybe because I'm a nice and sweet person in life, I like the darker roles. The really dark one is Lady Macbeth.

- Anna Netrebko

Game Whole

There was definitely a moment, a time after 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', when I did get offered a lot of women in jeopardy-type roles. But I couldn't do it, physically, I just couldn't. But now I know what I know, I wonder if I should have played the whole fame game a little more.

- Annabella Sciorra

Best Part

So as long as I'm a working actor, I can improve. I want to work with people that frighten me and excite me, and characters that I don't believe I'm the best person for the part but I'm still gonna try anyway. Those are my favorite roles.

- Anne Hathaway

Want Makes

As I get older, I want to draw on my experience to make roles better. I see that in the older women who inspire me - their experience makes them better.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Actress Some

There are some roles you just don't say 'no' to. Those compass points: you get them so rarely as an actress.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Play Through

There's no question that you can explore aspects of yourself through roles that you play, and you get a chance to investigate yourself; that's healthy, and it's therapeutic in a way. But if you're indulging yourself, exploration at the cost of the story or the project, that's not good.

- Annette Bening

Take Tried

I've tried to take roles with great demands.

- Annette Bening

Doing Some

I know that some of the characters I played were trash. But then, I chose to take up those roles, as I enjoyed doing them.

- Anupam Kher

Believe Some

I don't think I'm the best-looking actress around. I'm not Katrina Kaif; she is stunningly beautiful. There are some roles that might need a beautiful girl, and there would be a doubt in a director's mind whether he should cast me. But that perception will change with time. I'd like to believe actresses look better with experience.

- Anushka Sharma

Career Production

I don't work for production houses. I only work for good scripts and roles. If you follow my career graph, you will find that I have not given a single flop yet in my career. I am proud of it.

- Anushka Sharma

New Things Play

I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.

- Archie Panjabi

Best Your

The truth is, there are so few female roles in movies. That's really limiting. As an actor, you wanna be able to sink your teeth into something. You don't want to just be the best friend. You don't want to just be the girlfriend.

- Ari Graynor

Love Strong

It doesn't come easily to me, comedy. It's definitely not my strong suit. I'm probably more suited for drama and dramatic roles, but I certainly would love to be in quirky and fun movies.

- Ari Millen

Idea Fulfill

The idea is to keep reinventing yourself. Once you attain a certain status as an actor, your fans start expecting from you and you should be able to fulfill them. That's why I try to choose as many different kind of roles as I can so that my fans are not disappointed with me. It would also get boring for me as an actor to keep repeating myself.

- Arjun Rampal

Sometimes Half

I'm half Jewish, but no one believes me because my looks lean a little WASP-y... It's sometimes hard for me to get the roles I'm drawn to.

- Armie Hammer

Been Other

If you see the roles that I've done so far, whether it was Gunahaon ka Devtaa, Chandragupta Maurya, or Rab Se, everything has been starkly different from each other.

- Ashish Sharma

Work Give

If my work is liked, not just Karan Johar or Remo D'Souza, anyone would give me roles.

- Ashish Sharma

Play Always

I'm always looking to do different roles and play around a little bit. That's always the fun part of my job.

- Ashley Rickards

One Day Next

I want to take on more diverse roles, and I keep building, and I hope to one day write or direct something. But I just want to keep developing as a person, and that will hopefully take my acting to the next level.

- Ashley Thomas

Good Come

Good roles are hard to come by, and whether they're a few lines or a lead, you snap 'em up when they come along.

- Charlie Hunnam

Gender Before

Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in 'real' African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Immigration Moved

Immigration was a huge force in changing my outlook. I moved to America 30 years ago. I had to reassess my beliefs, especially about women's roles.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Get Times

You go up for hundreds, thousands of roles, and you get told no, no, no, so many times.

- Chloe Grace Moretz

Everyone Movie

I don't get offered many dramatic roles. As soon as my face pops up in a movie, everyone knows I'm the funny guy.

- Chris Elliott

Technique Before

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on.

- Chris Cooper

Get More

More power to the people who get to choose their roles. I don't.

- Chris Penn

Over Same Thing

Any actor wants to do interesting roles, different roles. It's not all that much fun to do the same thing over and over again.

- Chris Pine

Separate Been

I guess each of my roles on the network have been so different. It's great to be entrusted with such interesting, unique, and completely separate characters.

- Chris Wood

Proud Latina

I am so proud of my heritage and of being Latina. I would most definitely consider roles in Latin America.

- Chrissie Fit

Quite Few

I hope I have quite a few great roles to come.

- Christian McKay

Dip Records

With my first single, 'AM to PM,' I was just this cute 18-year-old. But 'cute' didn't get me older roles, and 'cute' wasn't selling records. I wanted people to see that I'd grown up, so I did 'Dip It Low.'

- Christina Milian

Agent Rid

In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stopped calling. When I finally got him on the phone to ask him what was going on, he paused, then said: 'Well, Christine, you're 45.' I got rid of him.

- Christine Ebersole

Doing Many

After doing so many different roles, if you don't stretch yourself, there's no excitement left.

- Christine Lahti

Land Most

I most often land up taking up the roles that I most detest.

- Christine Lahti

Reason Became

I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision.

- Cicely Tyson

Entertaining Made

The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result I found myself working only every two or three years.

- Cicely Tyson

Identify Very

I've loved taking on roles that have a very universal message that lots of people can identify and relate to - and at the end of the day can get people talking.

- Cierra Ramirez

Want Go

The best roles you have to fight for. You have to really want to do it and you have to go after it.

- Cillian Murphy

Constitution Reasons

Women's roles are diminished for obvious reasons. It's the men whose names are on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who were generals and soldiers.

- Cokie Roberts

Exciting Time TV

Everyone talks about reality TV and that there are no roles left. That's false. Years ago, there were three networks. Now there are 20 cable networks and so many ways for films to be exhibited. It's an exciting time for actors, writers, directors, and producers.

- Corbin Bernsen

Like Side

I admire Brad Pitt. He hasn't just done leading-man hunky roles; he's done a lot of edgier things. I like playing people with a dark side.

- Corey Sevier

Admire Pitt

I admire Brad Pitt. He hasn't just done leading-man hunky roles; he's done a lot of edgier things.

- Corey Sevier

Fact Still

I still have a reputation as an eccentric. But the fact is that audiences probably mix up my roles with me as a person.

- Crispin Glover

England Very

The thing that disturbs me the most, being in England, is that on the screen we don't see very many of us - there aren't very many black girls. They don't make the roles for us, or they don't see us in those roles.

- Cynthia Erivo

Production Very

I came from drama school, and it's a group of 18 people working together in every single production and splitting up the roles for three years, so I am very much about the team.

- Dacre Montgomery

Woman Industry

There's a history where, when women get to a certain age in this industry, the roles become strictly the mother, the wife, or the older single woman. There should be more of a variety because there are so many different paths that humans take, and they should be given a platform to be seen.

- Dakota Fanning

Work Level

In the end, there's something of the puritan work ethic about me that roles really must sustain me on an intellectual level.

- Damian Lewis

Lucky Often

I guess I'm just good at playing repressed individuals. I'm lucky because those are often the roles that catch people's eyes.

- Damian Lewis

Important Most

One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs.

- Dan Rather

I Think Buy

I think whenever you come in, whenever you try to evolve a company, people will get nervous. But, if you articulate a clear vision, a clear mission to help them understand their roles in it and ask them to buy into the system, everyone will band together to make it happen.

- Dan Rosensweig

Warrior Pursuing

I'm a warrior when it comes to pursuing roles.

- Daniel Day-Lewis

Done Handful

I've done a handful of great roles.

- Danielle Panabaker

Powerful Like

I like dark, dramatic roles; they're just really powerful and real.

- Daveigh Chase

Kid Willing

With theatre, we all agree to suspend our disbelief about so many things, but not about race. It's totally OK to have one actor playing five roles - people are willing to believe that. But they won't believe it if there's a black or an Asian kid who has white parents. What does that say about us?

- David Henry Hwang

Doing Movie

New platforms are emerging: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Xbox. And film actors are gravitating towards television, because there are basically better roles there. Television is making the kind of epics and genres that the movie studios used to make, and often doing it better with more complex narratives and corresponding budgets.

- David S. Goyer

Been Stories

Both 'Mabo' and 'The Sapphires' have been significant roles because it's about my people. They are celebratory stories, on top of allowing people to understand our history.

- Deborah Mailman

Like Go

I don't like when actors go around and talk a ton about how they approach their roles, because it's a little like pulling the curtain back on Oz, for me.

- Jim Parrack

Plenty Instinctively

I wasn't beautiful, so there were plenty of character roles. I never did any Shakespeare, I'm far too superficial for that. I just act instinctively.

- Joan Hickson

Young Could

Girls see these defined roles they're supposed to follow in life, but when I was a young child, my parents told me I could be anything.

- Joan Jett

Mind Plain

I've rarely played glamorous roles. I don't mind looking plain on camera.

- Joanne Froggatt