Michael Shannon Quotes

Michael Shannon Quotes: I certainly don't want to have too many pre-conceived notions before I show up because then you might be cutting yourself off from the real lessons of what is going on.
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Michael Shannon Quote: I like to play characters that get to do it all - to have a bit of comedy here and a bit of pathos here and a bit of suspense here, that's what's fun.
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Quotes about Michael Shannon: I don't pick my roles by genre; that's kind of silly.
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Quote about Michael Shannon: If you are going to be on TV for however many years, you want to make sure that you have writers that are giving you something to work with, and I got that in spades.
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Michael Shannon Sayings: One of the great things about acting is you can do things that in real life would get you in trouble. I think that's something I figured out pretty early on.
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Michael Shannon Saying: When you put your costume on and you get your hair and your makeup done [for a role] and you stare in the mirror you feel like a different person.
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Sayings about Michael Shannon: It's a little bit odd. The first time you do the play, you kind of throw yourself into it, trying to get the most out of all the individual moments. Then, a few hours later, you're still there, wondering what you could possibly do differently than what you just did a couple hours ago.
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Saying about Michael Shannon: I have been acting for over 20 years and I started in the smallest little theater that you can possibly imagine and then I very slowly built myself to this point. So it is never like there is this real sharp change or something that really startled me. It has just been very gradual.
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Michael Shannon Quotes: This whole notion of the acting career as a monopoly where you rise to power... it doesn't really work that way. I don't ever really feel powerful in any way. It's kind of the same thing it's always been: You just figure out what you want to do and you do it.
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Michael Shannon Quote: I just look at it as a real group activity when you are making movies. There are so many different artists doing so many different things, and they are all interconnected. So I like to see what everybody else is going to bring to the table before I make up my mind too much about anything.
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Quotes about Michael Shannon: I started acting because I was miserable and crazy and wanted to be someone else, to run around and scream in front of people without getting in trouble.
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Quote about Michael Shannon: I get pretty attached to the majority of the characters I play. I can't help myself.
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