Top 100 Portray Quotes

#1. If the opening chapters of Genesis portray God as a creative artist, then it only stands to reason that the people he made in his image will also be artists. Art is an imaginative activity, and in the act of creating, we reflect the mind of our Maker.

Philip Graham Ryken

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#2. I wouldn't mind meeting some of the people I've attempted to portray from the olden, olden days. They probably would all have really terrible skin and horrible bad breath, and I'd have to give them an Altoid.

Geoffrey Rush

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#3. In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.

Lady Gaga

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#4. I would say some of the food I talk about that I really enjoy, like cake and bacon, I eat a lot less than I portray in my act. But that stuff that I dislike, it's pretty sincere.

Jim Gaffigan

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#5. I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous.

Max Cannon

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#6. Violence is so terribly fast ... the most perverse thing about the movies is the way they portray it in slow motion, allowing it to be something sensuous ... the viewer's lips slightly wet as the scene plays out. Violence is nothing like that. It is lightning fast, chaotic, and totally intangible.

Jim Carroll

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#7. If you look at the range of Hollywood movies playing in most cities in the developing world, you'd hate the America they portray, too.

Mark Steyn

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#8. I have this soft spot for have-nots. So, I was really inclined to portray their pain and pathos in 'Highway.'

Randeep Hooda

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#9. When I do my makeup, it kind of helps me get into the character that I'm trying to portray.

Ashley Wagner

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#10. It's a treat to portray a complex character. Besides ... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like 'Egad!', 'Narf!', 'Poit!', 'Splonk!' and 'Zort!' are allowed?

Rob Paulsen

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#11. I definitely am drawn to strong females who are successful, smart women because I am a woman like that. I think it's important to portray those kinds of women on film and television. Especially as a black woman, I think it's important.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

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#12. If you look at pictures of David O. Selznick , he wasn't even attractive. There's no way to portray him in a way that is glamorous, but that's one of the things that's fascinating to me about him.

Karina Longworth

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#13. As actors, we're always asked to portray and react to these extreme circumstances, otherwise it's not interesting. They are agonizing things to think about.

Kristin Scott Thomas

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#14. Wherever I go, I just try to show normal life. If the work helps to dispel stereotypes, it's because I seek not to portray the extremities of a place, but the vast majority of people who are quite normal and are having normal life experiences.

Brandon Stanton

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#15. Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another.

Winston Churchill

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#16. And, for the record, I didn't murder anybody. I want to make that clear. It's entertainment and it brings about the message I believe Scott wants to portray in this movie. There are a few messages in the movie and I'm not going to tell you what they are, but Scott hits the nail on the head with him.

Ralph Sarchie

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#17. 'Hamlet' is obviously a role a lot of actors want to portray or be involved with in some way and that I'd like to be involved in.

Jamie Campbell Bower

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#18. When I try to portray to myself my heart's desire, nothing happens.

Mason Cooley

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#19. I think you find pieces of yourself in every character you portray.

Brooklyn Sudano

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#20. Movies portray men as tough guys.

Geoffrey Canada

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#21. A playwright who limits himself - or is limited - to a handful of characters is forced to concentrate on the essentials of the situation that he has chosen to portray.

Terry Teachout

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#22. I do not portray the thing in itself. I portray the passage; not a passing from one age to another, or, as the people put it, from seven years to seven years, but from day to day, from minute to minute.

Michel De Montaigne

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#23. I'm not a - I'm beautiful, but I'm not working because I'm drop-dead gorgeous with a fantastic body. I think I continue to work because I'm good at my craft. I'm dedicated to bringing to life what the author is trying to portray. I try to make the producers cry and the crew laugh.

Adina Porter

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#24. In order to depict a man one must understand him, and to understand him one must be like him; in order to portray his psychological activities one must be able to reproduce them in oneself. To understand a man one must have his nature in oneself.

Otto Weininger

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#25. The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don't drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.

Louis Sachar

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#26. When you try to portray people's lives, you try to make sure you don't portray them as clowns and that you give them a level of dignity. You don't try to change their persona, but you try to understand that they had unique problems, set in a century that you don't live.

Kevin Costner

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#27. It's a dream come true to have someone else portray me. Because I've been living this life for a long time, and I'm over myself.

Chelsea Handler

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#28. It's like every day is the worst day of your life. And you're trapped and you're scared and you have to portray those emotions in every take and really take yourself to those places. (about her role as an abused wife in ENOUGH.

Jennifer Lopez

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#29. It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change what I've written about them. Generally I portray them in a good light, if they're friends.

Harvey Pekar

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#30. I want to make movies - and I want to portray characters - that make people think. I want to make movies that have a redemptive message. I want to tell good quality stories and take out the derogatory sex, violence and language.

Drew Waters

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#31. When the painter wishes to represent an event, he cannot place before us too great a number of personages; but he cannot employ too few when he wishes to portray an emotion.

Joseph Joubert

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#32. Some parents were nervous about how they would portray everything, ... At a picnic the moms put on for the team and coaches, I said that all the reality shows are turning around and showing good things, not bad things.

Dick Butkus

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#33. The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.

Sylvia Kristel

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#34. The life of a character should be an unbroken line of events and emotions, but a play only gives us a few moments on that line - we must create the rest to portray a convincing life.

Constantin Stanislavski

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#35. I am bewildered at the length to which people will go to portray me so negatively,

Michael Jackson

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#36. An actor gives voice to the many multitudes that we all contain. That's why we love the movies, why we love TV shows: we watch different people portray an aspect of ourselves, maybe even one we don't like.

Kristen Stewart

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#37. I don't want to portray myself as a daredevil. I'm not at all.

Joshua Bell

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#38. I always want to portray veterans in a positive light, and since I got into acting full time, I've made that part of my goal.

Jon Huertas

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#39. Personally and politically, I'm extremely conservative for who I am, but I'm also very careful in my tone. I don't believe just because you're a conservative that you're angry. I can be plenty frustrated and not have to constantly portray myself as upset and angry at the world.

James Lankford

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#40. I think beauty is the splendor of truth, so if the people I portray think they're beautiful, they're beautiful. I don't make them that way.

Michael Glawogger

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#41. The parent characters that I portray are Indian because I grew up in an Indian household. Having said that, I feel like people of all cultures would relate to those parents.

Lilly Singh

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#42. There was just too much evidence, from too many witnesses, pointing too many fingers at Ryan and his colleague for either defense team to have been able to portray it as a coincidence or a witch hunt or anything short of widespread corruption. And that's why we see this verdict.

Andrew Cohen

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#43. Philosophy seeks to explain life and portray how life should be lived

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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#44. To be honest, my life is not really as way-out and myth-loaded as people like to portray it.

Grace Jones

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#45. Don't do things or act out your posture and gestures to impress people, just be yourself and portray the confident 'you' with that high self-esteem. So relax because you are 'you'. Be sincere, be authentic. That will be impressive enough.

Archibald Marwizi

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#46. I think that's important to have in something like a national television show. It's important to portray a woman realistically, and not just as a bridezilla.

Cristin Milioti

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#47. Not to oversimplify it, somebody once said a good rule of thumb in interpreting a character is to find the good in the bad people that you portray and the bad in the good.

Gabriel Byrne

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#48. I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night.

Fisher Stevens

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#49. It's tough to be an actor and it's tough to portray a real person, and it's tough to play two people adding up to one person.

Oren Moverman

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#50. There are few talents so richly rewarded - especially in politics and the media - as the ability to portray parasites as victims, and portray demands for preferential treatment as struggles for equal rights.

Thomas Sowell

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#51. Just as much as the media portray child sexual exploitation as being a 'hidden' crime, then that is no less of a case with child physical abuse.

Stephen Richards

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#52. Why would a novel - which is all about the inward processes of people's developing feelings and developing relationships - why would you be able to portray that in pictures with as few words as possible, which is what the best films are?

Sebastian Faulks

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#53. With a few notable exceptions, literary fiction in the U.K. is dominated by an upper and upper middle-class clique who usually have a tin ear for the demotic and who portray working-class characters with, at best, a benevolent condescension.

Adrian McKinty

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#54. We don't ask the actor playing James Bond what his sexual preference is. So I don't know what it is, really, with trying to out actors who portray gay characters on television. But it is some sort of fascination in society.

Jack Falahee

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#55. I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.

Taylor Dane

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#56. I want to try and portray characters that are in real life, that you see day-to-day. If I were to just stay in my little village in Wales, I would have gotten a very small taste of a very big plate.

Joshua Sasse

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#57. Others form man; I tell of him, and portray a particular one, very ill-formed, whom I should really make very different from whathe is if I had to fashion him over again. But now it is done.

Michel De Montaigne

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#58. It is difficult in life to be good, and difficult in art to portray goodness. Perhaps we don't know much about goodness.

Iris Murdoch

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#59. Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base ... But I haven't found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them ... Some of them are as bright as any of the adults I've met.

John Hughes

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#60. I did a pilot for a show about community support officers, and all the community support officers were pleased that we didn't portray them as idiots.

Rhys Thomas

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#61. Never allow yourself externally to portray anything that you have not inwardly experienced and which is not even interesting to you.

Constantin Stanislavski

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#62. The literary artist will ... portray what he knows, and little else. Imagination is built upon knowledge, and his dreams will rest upon his facts. He is worth to the world just about what he has learned from it, and no more.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

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#63. The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I'd rather hide behind accents and funny walks.

Joel Edgerton

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#64. There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand.

Sophie Marceau

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#65. I'm very careful about how I portray violence in my films. I do believe that violence, especially violent video games, are not a good thing for young kids.

Spike Lee

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#66. I think it's a little irresponsible for women who choose surgery to then say they can portray the average woman on the street, because if the average woman can't afford those treatments, then she's going to say, 'I'm 53 and I don't look like that,' and start thinking she's ugly or inadequate.

Debra Winger

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#67. For years now, the fake European 'left' is trying to portray European citizens as victims of the US imperialism. It is even trying to make the world feel sorry for those European workers who do not get a fair deal from their governments! It is thoroughly absurd.

Andre Vltchek

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#68. I portray a hard-ace shell on the outside; strong, unapproachable and a rebel. But on the inside, I'm a gooey, emotional, scaredy cat mess.

Shelly Crane

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#69. Every artist picks what they want to put out there, what image they want to portray, and what they want people to know about where they're from.

Wiz Khalifa

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#70. I think, as an actress, whether you want to or not, whether you're ready for it or not, people are going to look at what you're doing, and they are going to look up to you, and it's not even really about you; it's who you portray on the screen.

Rita Volk

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#71. This, reader, is an honest book ... I want to appear in my simple, natural and everyday dress, without strain or artifice; for it is myself that I portray

Michel De Montaigne

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#72. From an early age, I never let anyone silence my voice. This steadfast attitude has helped me as an actor and has truly enabled me to explore and evolve the characters I portray on television and film.

Sufe Bradshaw

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#73. You have to be delicate with how you can portray characters other people are having a worship over.

Richard Madden

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#74. In day-to-day life, our brain sends lots of signals. In acting, there are no signals. You have to believe in what you are trying to portray.

Anupam Kher

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#75. Nixon's genius was that he was able to portray himself as the toughest of the anti-communists, and yet run on a platform that he had a plan to end the Vietnam War. And, of course, his plan was to prolong it until his second election - but he didn't tell us that then.

Harry Shearer

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#76. They're pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren't willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page.

James Denton

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#77. The media chooses to portray the most extreme and violent aspects of a place. I do the opposite and portray the normality.

Brandon Stanton

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#78. I have never known a patient to portray his parents more negatively than he actually experienced them in childhood but always more positively
because idealization of his parents was essential for his survival.

Alice Miller

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#79. Nicole Kidman in particular seems to bring out the butt-kisser in the sassiest of hackettes, as they ceaselessly strive to portray her as some sort of cross between Mother Teresa and Marilyn Monroe.

Julie Burchill

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#80. I feel like a lot of the industry and media portray this image of what beautiful is, or how you should dress, or how you should look, and I don't think it's healthy.

Jessie J.

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#81. You can't portray wartime Shanghai without writing about the Holocaust - about 25,000 Jews survived the Nazi death machine by taking refuge there.

Nicole Mones

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#82. When you're playing jazz, you have to somehow overcome that feeling of being intimidated because your aim is to portray that freedom in what you're playing.

Buddy DeFranco

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#83. We should pray and seek for knowledge which would enable us to portray and project the things we love in music, in a way that might wholly or in some part, be appreciated as having been conceived and composed or performed and presented with dedication and in positive taste

John Coltrane

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#84. I won't say I'm the baddest, or portray that role,
But I'm in the top 2, and my father's gettin' old.

Big Daddy Kane

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#85. Things are going to go wrong, and I think we are false to life if we don't portray it. But there is also the hope that some lucky clown is going to come along and stumble into the gold mine. And I think you are also entitled to hold out that hope.

James A. Michener

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#86. Modeling is a lonely business ... You don't speak. You don't really portray anything but an image ... the business is so superfluous about dealing with the outside, it messes with your mind.

Kim Alexis

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#87. myself. We constantly portray and judge people only in false terms, we judge them unjustly and portray them meanly, I said to myself, in every instance, no matter how we portray, no matter how we judge them. Such

Thomas Bernhard

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#88. It was extremely difficult to suppress my emotions, because my character in' A Girl at My Door' goes through so many infuriating situations. It was a lonely process having to portray someone that acts tough but is deeply hurting inside and is unable to express that.

Bae Doona

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#89. The great quality of the 'Three Kingdoms' is that it seems to encapsulate and portray every facet of the Chinese personality.

Ma Jian

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#90. The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.

Noam Chomsky

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#91. I think if there was no violence in our world, there would be no violence in film. Violence is a part of human nature, and obviously it's a troublesome part of human nature. You always have responsibilities when you portray violence in what angle you put down on that scene.

Niels Arden Oplev

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#92. Q: Is 30 Rock the most racist show on television? A: No, in my opinion it's NFL football. Why do they portray all those guys as murderers and rapists?

Tina Fey

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#93. A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is ... and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be ... more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo see that this lovely young girl is still alive

Robert A. Heinlein

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#94. I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.

Mark Millar

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#95. It definitely helps to have the acting experience going into singing, because when you're singing, you have to portray the emotion you were feeling when you wrote the song. They're the same thing, in a way; it's expressing your emotions through words.

Ryan Newman

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#96. We all have dark sides to ourselves, and I want to portray that in a realistic way.

Tom Weston-Jones

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#97. I don't intend to be insensitive to the victims and their families but, at the same time, as an actor, it's our job, and we are obligated to portray the characters in the most realistic way possible.

Mark Wahlberg

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#98. Almost every Marine I've met says I portray a Marine dead-on, which is really, really flattering.

Catherine Bell

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#99. Carpet bombing tends to portray something that's totally indiscriminate, you know, en masse without regard to the target.

Norman Schwarzkopf

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#100. I don't have to sympathize or empathize with a human being in order to be able to portray them. I mean, some of the greatest roles that actors have been able to play haven't been the most endearing on screen.

Dustin Lance Black

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