10 Best Acting Quotes From Actors Who’ve Made It

Leonardo DiCaprio
LOS ANGELES - MAR 12: A mural of Leonardo DiCaprio holding his Oscar is seen on March 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA - Image (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

Do you want to become an actor? Well, sometimes the best acting advice comes from Hollywood’s biggest actors.

So here are the best acting tips from Hollywood’s biggest actors. From Robert De Niro to Harrison Ford, here are acting tips that an experienced working actor like Leonardo DiCaprio can appreciate and use on set.

Ten best acting quotes for aspiring actors

10. Robert De Niro

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BERLIN – FEBRUARY 10: Actor Robert De Niro attends the premiere to promote the movie ‘The Good Shepherd’ during the 57th Berlin International Film Festival on February 10, 2007, in Berlin, Germany (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

When you read, the only thing you have is your uniqueness. Don’t be afraid to follow your instincts about what you think the character is doing. Just go with it, because if nothing else, the people watching you, the director, the casting people, whatever, will be impressed by what you’ve done and they’ll take notice. You have to try and be courageous.

 9. Tom Hardy

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LOS ANGELES – OCT 1: Tom Hardy, Kelly Marcel at the “Venom” Premiere at the Village Theater on October 1, 2018, in Westwood, CA ( Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Anything you do on stage or film has a direct relation to something you have experienced in one form or another in real life. Use your imagination to exaggerate or lessen that sensation. Then, disguise it in characterization and don’t forget to make lots and lots of mistakes, and look like a complete asshole. You’ll do fine

 8. Edward Norton

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Edward Norton (Photo Credit: Shutterstock)

It really is about getting you to listen.  I would put that very high on the list of things that good actors do

 7. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
MOSCOW – OCTOBER 09: Harrison Ford attends the photocall ‘Ender’s Game’ during the premiere of this film on October 09, 2013 in Ritz Carlton Hotel, Moscow, Russia – Image (DenisShumov / Shutterstock.com)

All I would tell people is to hold onto what is individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms

6. Vincent Cassell

Vincent Cassell
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Tina Kunakey and Vincent Cassel attend the screening of ‘Girls Of The Sun’ during the 71st Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2018, in Cannes, France. – Image (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com)

I have learned that acting is not about beauty… in real life, I don’t know any good guys. I know okay guys. I know polite guys. I know people who can control themselves.

5. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o
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“Every single role brings with it ignorance and insecurity, and so you have to approach it with the same curiosity and humility.”

4. Meryl Streep

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Acting is not about being different. It’s finding the similarity in what is different, then finding myself in there.

3. Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander attend the premiere of ‘The Light Between Oceans’ during the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016, in Venice, Italy. – Image (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com)

You have to keep in your head: what’s the worst that can happen? I’m trying to tell a story – what’s the worst that can happen? You fall flat on your face, then hopefully you get back up again and go for it again and try something else. We’re all going to die one day.

 2. Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon
NEW YORK-MAY 23: TV Personality Jimmy Fallon attends the 2017 SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 on May 23, 2017, in New York City. – Image (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

There’s always going to be someone out there… who doesn’t believe in you or who thinks your head is too big or you’re not smart enough. But those are the people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to keep doing what you love doing.

1. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman
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Ninety percent of how you learn is watching great people. When good actors surround you, it lifts your performance.

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