James Cromwell Quotes

James Cromwell Quotes: For my entire career, I wanted to be a director. When I was in the theater, it was very difficult to get directing jobs, and I fell into the acting by default. I got in the habit of accepting whatever came my way. Not things that I disagreed with, though. It's not like I had aspirations - well, I did have aspirations to play Hamlet, which I ended up doing.
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James Cromwell Quote: I always change my words in everything I do. I make the language fit, because I know the character from the inside out. Often character actors are not in a position to do that, but I do it. I don't change any cue and I never change anybody else's lines, but I make my own words fit my mouth.
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Quotes about James Cromwell: I prefer to have playback, but sometimes, you can't have that under most circumstances. First, it is expensive because you need a playback operator and secondly, it threatens a lot of directors. I only watch my performance. I see what is necessary for me so that I can see it right at the moment and I can fix it. That appeals to me a great deal.
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Quote about James Cromwell: My definition of a character actor is - they never get the girl.
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James Cromwell Sayings: Every day is perfect because there's no other day! As a friend of mine said,
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James Cromwell Saying: Once a film is shot, the thing that mostly happens is that I go see all the things I would have fixed in my performance and sometimes, very rarely, I see a moment that surprise me and I go,
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Sayings about James Cromwell: First lead [in a movie] requires a different approach like trying not to give it all away in the first scene. It is a skill, a learned skill.
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Saying about James Cromwell: The person is a mystery. What I'm playing is the person so I really get to tell you and show you and communicate to you who I think the real person is and that real person is me. The most important thing is to play the human being you are creating, which is my job.
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James Cromwell Quotes: Usually, I'm the kind of actor where you show me once or twice, I can do it. I don't do it creatively, but I know how to do the process.
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