Laurence Olivier Quote
“Make up your mind dearheart. Do you want to be a great actor or a household word?”
to Richard Burton during the shooting of 'Cleopatra'
Other languages for this quote
Devi prendere una decisione, mio caro. Vuoi essere un grande attore o solo avere un nome famoso?
“Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.”
“The best actors don't seem to live in California any more. When I went there, everyone lived in LA. Now, they don't. Only the rocks stars and MTV people do. I don't want to live there and become an orange.”
At my first party there (given for me), I overheard someone say, "He's the guest of honor? Who the fuck is he?". That brought me down to earth.
“Every time I walk down one of those red carpets, you think I'd be used to it after all these years, but it's like it's happening for the first time.”
“If you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.”