Willem Dafoe Quotes

Willem Dafoe Quotes: I try to attach myself to people who really inspire me, and directors who are really passionate. That way, I can give myself more fully and trust the impulse behind why the film is being made, and I can be a little more irresponsible in finding out what the character is.
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Willem Dafoe Quote: I try to do as many of my own stunts as possible. If you keep on taking yourself out of the role you play, you lose the thread of the character.
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Quotes about Willem Dafoe: It's true in the beginning I started playing villains, and I think that's pretty clear, because if you don't conventionally look a certain way and you've got a certain kind of presence when you're young, then what's available to you is character roles, and the best character roles when you're young tend to be villains.
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Quote about Willem Dafoe: The Midwest isn't somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting.
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Willem Dafoe Sayings: I'm learning in my old age that the only thing you can do to keep your sanity is to stay in the moment.
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Willem Dafoe Saying: I never act. I simply bring out the real animal that's in me.
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Sayings about Willem Dafoe: Sometimes I think women are lucky because they can develop in ways men can't. The old-boy network may be oppressive to women, but it actually stunts men in terms of personal growth.
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Saying about Willem Dafoe: Central to being an actor is pretending, and the adventure of it all. That's why you become a junkie for different kinds of situations.
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Willem Dafoe Quotes: The real difficulty for smaller films, when they're made independently and it's time to go for a distributor, sometimes if it's a tough film and the people who financed it need their money back right away, it's much easier and lucrative to take a DVD deal.
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Willem Dafoe Quote: I was watching 'Wild at Heart,' and I can honestly say I did nothing for that apart from show up!
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Quotes about Willem Dafoe: One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned.
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Quote about Willem Dafoe: You can be intuitive when you've got a more expansive role. You can get into the poetry of telling the story rather than just pushing buttons.
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Willem Dafoe Sayings: I aspire to be an instrument of the director. I'm happiest like that. The stronger the director, the more I'm willing to give them.
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Willem Dafoe Saying: Sometimes you make very interesting movies that aren't meant for everybody. But this is a capitalist society, so everything conspires to put value on whether it sells or not.
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Sayings about Willem Dafoe: I don't think people want to see me as a regular guy; besides, I'm a regular guy in real life. I guess I just want to be reckless in my work.
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Saying about Willem Dafoe: Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action.
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