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Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act. ...
by Leonardo DiCaprio

Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible...
Her presence on screen is outstanding.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

School, I never truly got the knack of.
I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night,
and get married the same night.
I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

 

Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me,
I don't know if people are staring because they recognize
me or because they think I'm a weirdo.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I get a friend to travel with me...
I need somebody to bring me back to who I am.
It's hard to be alone.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I am friends with Demi.
Don't believe anything you read.
- Leonardo DiCaprio


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My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world.
When I was younger that's not how I was-
I was a little spoiled brat.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life.
The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth,
and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy,
I'm definitely an individual.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I really don't know what I'm doing...
I don't.
It's terrible.
I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can,
and that's all I really do.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If you can do what you do best and be happy,
you're further along in life than most people.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My career should adapt to me.
Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other -
they can sit in a room and be together and just be
completely comfortable with each other.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother is a walking miracle.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of
the characters I've played.
I'm not.
That's why it's called 'acting'.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes
without wild rumors being circulated.
It's crazy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles
to play for a young actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me,
I think of River Phoenix.
It feels like a loss.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I like to be able to play a character and act out a
lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides
motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid,
y'know?
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends,
and have fun, and not care about the consequences,
but I just can't now.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately.
It's been a much slower process for me each time I've
gone into a relationship.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the
hype that's written about you...
Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school,
pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully
people will watch my movies.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me.
It gives me a yucky feeling.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students,
waitresses, that sort of thing.
Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends.
Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl,
it doesn't mean we are dating.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself
in another character and actually get paid for it...
It's a great outlet.
I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've always been spontaneous and outgoing...
I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences,
which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material
to work with as an actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm probably not going to get married unless I live
with somebody for 10 or 20 years.
But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it.
We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I started out as a very young girl in Hollywood doing
westerns portraying a mother with a couple of kids.
- Dorothy Malone

I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and
woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems.
- Dario Argento

I'm not afraid of portraying anything on-screen.
- Halle Berry

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

It's not enough to hit the notes.
There is no point in the singers just standing there
and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with
the characters they are portraying.
- Bruce Beresford

That's the funniest thing about portraying certain things on screen,
sitting next to your parents and they get to see this
glimpse of me kissing another guy.
- Kate Bosworth

I care about people.
In the end, I think they feel it.
It comes across, regardless of the character I'm portraying.
- Forest Whitaker

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

I'd just like to see a role for women where someone
who isn't traditionally attractive is not portraying the best friend.
You know, the character that only speaks in questions.
'Gee, are you gonna go out with him? Do you think I look fat?'
- Martha Plimpton

I have too much respect for the characters I play to
make them anything but as real as they can possibly be.
I have a great deal of respect for all of them,
otherwise I wouldn't do them.
And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light
that they were portraying me in.
I have always been a fighter, so...
But I have no regrets, man.
It's just like God brought me through the drugs,
I know he'll bring me through this.
- Ike Turner

All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,'
'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings.
I relied on press releases that were sent to the press
for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White
House believed or wanted.
- Jeff Gannon

I've also worked hard portraying an Ireland which is fast disappearing.
Ireland was a very depressed and difficult place in the 1980s,
and I've tried to include that in the script.
I worked really hard to find the heart of the book.
- Neil Jordan

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism.
Destructive conduct is made personally and socially
acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends.
This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
- Albert Bandura

I had called her up a couple of weeks before then,
because I had heard this vicious rumour that she did not like the movie.
It was very upsetting for me.
I am very sensitive to that, because I am portraying
her life and did not want her to be unhappy.
- Charlize Theron

Resenting someone, or hating someone, ensures that
you can never emotionally escape that person.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I question what emotion Manilow touches.
People are entertained by him.
But are they emotionally moved? I don't believe anything
that Barry Manilow sings.
- Paul Simon

I always wanted my music to influence the life you
were living emotionally -
with your family,
your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point,
with your children.
- Bruce Springsteen

If there's anything that is the center of my career
both creatively and emotionally,
it's the Olympics.
- Dick Ebersol

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught,
but after spending time alone with God,
we find that He injects into our bodies energy,
power and strength.
- Charles Stanley

The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset,
a wreck.
- Lynda Barry

Ultimately, I'm a mess.
I don't mean I'm a mess, like, emotionally -
I mean,
I think probably everybody's a mess.
David's a mess.
But.
I'm talking about...
I'm messy.
- Michael C. Hall

There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause,
especially for emotionally needy people like me!
- Douglas Wood

He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak
about the world and the torment in the world through man,
rationally and emotionally.
The poet then becomes a danger.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman.
- Frank Bruno


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