That's your job as the actor, to understand the human part of the character, to make it real.
I'm always trying new things and learning new things. If there isn't anything more you can learn - go off and die.
I think the educational value is what comes first. I've always thought that the most effective tools we have for disseminating information, i.e. education, is television and film.
I don't remember what my favourite comedy film is - truthfully! I saw Borat and I thought I was not going to be able to get out of the theatre because I was in so much pain from the laughter.
Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve---a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind.
The trick to any profession is making it look easy.
If you're playing somebody who is not you, then you can imagine that you are that person. You can feel like he feels, move like he moves, look like he looks - in your own mind.
Growing up in Mississippi, I realized that it was separate and unequal and all that, but it was still a safe place.
These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized.
Working on stage is really a great voice developer.
Well, hereâ€™s a scientific question: Has anybody ever seen hard evidence? What we get is theories from our earlier prophets. Now, people who think that God invented us think that the Earth canâ€™t be more than 6,000 years old. So I guess itâ€™s a question of belief. My belief system doesnâ€™t suppo
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it.
As the mask of deception falls off the face of humanity Unveiling the grim reality of duality In which everyone is a casualty, no one will be exempt Truth has many shades It's not a matter of black and white, but gray Although many, we are one, so in the final analysis Could it be that we are fighti
Let me tell you what justice is. Justice is the law. And that man's feeble attempt to lay down the principles of deceny.
Weâ€™re turning everything on the planet into food for humans so weâ€™re cutting down the rainforests, displacing all of the animals, and weâ€™re doing all this to feed humans... ... Imagine if there were only 2 billion people polluting? Weâ€™re already overpopulated. I feel weâ€™ve become a parasit
I'm married, I've been married to the same woman for - well, I've been with the same woman for close to...long enough to fool around.
I gravitate towards gravitas. Morgan Freema
I have four children and nine grandchildren. I'm presently wearing out my second wife.
I grew up in the South but I started dancing in my twenties when I got out of the Air Force, and studying dance, you're surrounded by gay guys all the time. You get to know them and you have to shift gears!
I was a B student in math, simply because my teachers liked me, as an actor.
I try to keep my mind active. I'm a solitaire and puzzle addict. I exercise religiously. I don't do many things religiously and I've taken up golf to have something to do when I have nothing to do.
If we say, 'Oh, my goodness ... we think we've found another Earthlike planet,' we will start trying to figure out how to get there. And I have this strong belief that whatever we think we can do, whatever we can dream, we can do.
We are all part of American history. Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero. ... The world needs his message today more than ever before.
I don't think that anyone learns anything. Well, I mean, you do always learn something if you have your eyes and ears open. You do learn something from every outing, every time that you go for it. But for me what actors do is interact and that's why you have to do that.
Never give up the ganja.
The odds are lousy that I actually said something attributed to me.
So if I believe in God, and I do, itâ€™s because I think Iâ€™m God,
I feel fine, I don't care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing - all of us - everybody in the business - that's all you ask anyone - you know your job, I know mine, let's go do it.
People say it's a movie about boxing, but... I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out.