Alan Arkin Quotes

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Alan Arkin Quotes

If you want to be an actor and you love acting, you can do it whether youre doing something else or not. You can be connected with community theater or make your own little movies. But if you want to be a movie star, youve got a tough road ahead of you.
— Alan Arkin —

Something I miss terribly from the '60s - the most important phrase in the English language was, 'I got hung up.' Somebody says they got hung up, it's unassailable, you know? You don't go near that. Whoa! I know what that can be like.

— Alan Arkin

What I look for these days is that I don't have long speeches, the characters gets to sit down a lot, I don't have to learn any foreign languages, and it doesn't shoot in Minneapolis in February. That's mainly what I look for.

— Alan Arkin

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

— Alan Arkin

A director without a vision is a catastrophe.

— Alan Arkin

The years I spent paying my dues are in the background, and so are my concerns about whether my performance is good or bad.

— Alan Arkin

I don't like improvising on camera, particularly, but very often, a scene will not be working, and you rehearse it once or twice, and you realize something's missing. So I'll play with it until it makes sense.

— Alan Arkin

My favorite thing is to be working with people I enjoy working with. I've reached the point where, emotionally, I don't need to act any more. Financially, I do. But emotionally, it wouldn't matter to me if I never acted again.

— Alan Arkin

You know what Andy Warhol's sole contribution to this country has been? He made Campbell's Soup a household word.

— Alan Arkin

Either you're growing or you're decaying; there's no middle ground. If you're standing still, you're decaying.

— Alan Arkin

For many years my acting came from a place of surmounting some enormous obstacle, confronting some stern and faceless judge who would condemn me to a pit of hell if I didn't achieve the "zone," if even for a moment. Not a particularly happy place to work from.

— Alan Arkin

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