Wallace Shawn Quotes

Wallace Shawn Quotes: I grew up. I began to think the United States had some problems that really required the help of artistic people to solve. And I gave myself permission to be a writer instead of a civil servant.
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Wallace Shawn Quote: In real life, every person is the leading man or woman. We don't think of ourselves as supporting or character actors.
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Quotes about Wallace Shawn: When I was first starting to write plays, I quite literally had never heard of the idea of studying playwriting. I wouldn't have studied it even if I had heard of it.
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Quote about Wallace Shawn: In terms of number of movies, I've been in an extraordinary amount. If you count only the minutes I'm onscreen, it's not so long.
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Wallace Shawn Sayings: I'm a very lucky man. It's a beautiful thing for a writer, to see people allowing your words to enter their own unconscious and their souls.
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Wallace Shawn Saying: From being a writer of plays, it was not that surprising that somebody thought of giving me a job as an actor. After I played one part, others came along.
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Sayings about Wallace Shawn: Acting is an escape from the boring person that I am in real life.
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Saying about Wallace Shawn: But because we've all been readers, we know what the experience is like, and we hope that what certain writers have given to us, we will give to someone.
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Wallace Shawn Quotes: If I had even the tiniest scrap of advice to give to a young actor who was figuring out how to audition, I would say don't memorize the script The reality about auditions is that 98 percent of the results has to do with what you are, not with what you did in the audition.
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Wallace Shawn Quote: The actor's role in the community is quite unlike anyone else's. Businessmen, for example, don't take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do.
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Quotes about Wallace Shawn: Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house.
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