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Ian Holm

English,  Actor
Total Quotes : 9
My Life Through Very

As an actor, I'm very much a company person. And this also goes through my life: I have a dread of responsibility. I like someone else to be in charge.

- Ian Holm

Sometimes Fact Mail

I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo - it's hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, 'Bilbo!'

- Ian Holm

Role Compare Very

All performances are different. I don't think it's necessary to compare one with another. I am just me playing the role of Lear. You're bound to get a Holm approach to it, whatever that may be. I just got out there and did it. I'm very much a doer in my acting.

- Ian Holm

Other Method De Niro

'Whatever it takes' is my opinion of method acting and, indeed, any other kind of acting. Look at Brando and De Niro. But it's not my cup of tea.

- Ian Holm

Play I Think Very

I grew up with the great Sir Laurence Olivier, and I think it's fair to say that a lot of actors of my age were influenced by his very individual vocal delivery. He was a showman who would always play to the gallery.

- Ian Holm

Voice Small Big

It's not easy to shout against real elements. The elements are big, and the human voice is very small.

- Ian Holm

Soul Everyone Bottom

If everyone's ready for a shot to start, except for one actor who's intent on getting to the bottom of their soul, it can be a bit annoying.

- Ian Holm

Eyes The Most Important

The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you're halfway there.

- Ian Holm

Couple Phase Became

Scarlett Johansson was wonderful in 'Lost in Translation,' and then, seemingly within a couple of weeks, she became completely Hollywoodised. I was shocked. I didn't recognise her. I hope to God it's just a phase.

- Ian Holm