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Funny Quotations about Acting

quotations about acting

Acting is a complex and multifaceted art, brimming with depth, drama, and intense emotion. However, beneath the intense performances and the intricacies of the craft, there lies a lighthearted and often humorous side that's seldom seen. It's a field where even the gravest of tragedians need a good laugh every now and then. After all, they say comedy is the flip side of tragedy. As we delve into this compilation of witty words, clever insights, and downright hysterical quips from some of the most renowned actors and industry insiders, we aim to give you a peek behind the curtain, revealing the funny bone that acting often tickles.

So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a wild, laughter-filled ride into the world of acting, showcasing the lighter, whimsical side of the thespian craft through these hilarious quotations.

"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made." George Burns (American comedian, 1896-1996)

"Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies." Mel Gibson (American actor, 1956-)

"Just let the *wardrobe*brain*dog* do the acting." Jack Nicholson (American actor, 1937-)

"I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker." Robert Downey, Jr. (American actor, 1965-)

"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there." Meryl Streep (American actress, 1949-)

"Use what you know. Don't worry about what you don't know." Michael Shurtleff (American author, 1920-2007)

An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of *words.*flesh.*mince.* Sanford Meisner (American actor, 1905-1997)

"Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch *me.*the TV.*the orchestra.* John Barrymore (American actor, 1882-1942)

"Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot but look at him now! Alcoholic and a racist!" Frankie Boyle (British comedian, 1972-)

"You were the first person I thought of to play a chimpanzee." Tim Burton (American film director, 1958-) asking Helena Bonham Carter to star in Planet of the Apes

"Dear Ingrid, speaks five languages and can't act in any of them." John Gielgud (English actor, 1904-2000) talking about Ingrid Bergman

"People like to hear me say *'shit'*prayers*'howdy'* in my gorgeous voice." John Gielgud (English actor, 1904-2000) explaining why he was popular in America

"She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short." Clive James (Australian critic and writer, 1939-) talking about Marilyn Monroe

"There were three things that Chico was always on – a phone, a horse or a broad." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"Which is he playing now?" W. Somerset Maugham (English novelist, 1874-1965) watching Spencer Tracy on the set of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941)

"Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised." Roger Moore (English actor, 1927-) summarizing his acting range

Through it all, I have remained consistently and nauseatingly adorable. In fact, I have been known to cause *diabetes.*earthquakes.*car crashes.* Meg Ryan (American actress, 1961-)

"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros." Ethel Barrymore (American actress, 1879-1959)

An actor is a kind of a guy who if you ain't talking about him ain't *listening.*there.*playing.* George Glass (American film producer, 1910-84)

"When you do Shakespeare, they think you must be intelligent because they think you understand what you're saying." Helen Mirren (English actress, 1945-)

"Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing." Ralph Richardson (English actor, 1902-83)

"Talk low, talk slow, and don't say much." John Wayne (American actor, 1907-79)

"Acting is like *sex.*playing cards.*visiting your parents.* You should do it, not talk about it." Joanne Woodward (American actress, 1930-)

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