Acting and Movies

Acting and movies it's everybody's dream! Listen to what black actors have to say about the business.

A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, "Oh, I don't like it." One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Denzel Washington

A good role for a woman is hard to come by - be she black, white, or sky-blue pink.
Halle Berry

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
Denzel Washington

An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
Whoopi Goldberg

Getting a standing ovation was kind of humbling that so many people are so happy that I have been named for this award. A lot of people say you're due - maybe you are, maybe you aren't - it's an accolade.
Morgan Freeman

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
Morgan Freeman

I don't want to act just to be on the screen doing anything and looking any kind of way.
Tina Turner

I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid.
Will Smith

I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don't believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
Morgan Freeman

I like talking. I like acting. Running and jumping and ducking bullets is not my idea of a good day.
Denzel Washington

I told her her I would play a Venetian blind, dirt on the floor, anything.
Whoopi Goldberg

I will never say never, but at this time in my life NUDITY IS OUT.
Halle Berry

Just to be true to myself, which is why I did this movie. I figured everyone was going to freak out and say, 'Why would you do that after Dorothy Dandridge?' My answer is 'Because I can.' And that feels really good to be comfortable saying that.
Halle Berry

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.
Will Smith

The only acting you ever see at the Oscars is when people act like they're not mad they lost. Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance.
Chris Rock

There's art and there's commerce. You have to find a way to mesh the two. It's important to do the little movies just for the love of the art. But it's those big movies that take you around the world and make you globally famous.
Halle Berry

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.
Halle Berry

[On a double win for black actors:]It means that Hollywood is continuing to make history. We're evolving with the rest of the world.
Morgan Freeman

[On Clint Eastwood, best director:] If he hires you, he hires you because he feels like you know what to do. And he's very, very largely out of the way. He directs the picture, you do the acting. I love that, and I think that most of the people that he works with love that.
Morgan Freeman, Oscars 2005