Stephen Lang quotes

  • I loved Laurel and Hardy and TV shows like 'Robin Hood' and 'Rama of the Jungle'.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Tv Shows #Robins #Rama

  • The idea of being in a television series is a wonderful one to be considered, but you want to make sure it's the right thing for you because if you are fortunate enough to have something go for a long term, you want to make sure that it's something that you really want to be spending a bulk of your time on.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Ideas #Long #Want

  • You try to go where the great scripts are, if you can, or you go where the not great scripts are, because that's what's being offered to you.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Trying #Scripts

  • Acting can be a very reactive profession. Acting is a fantastic thing, and it's my life, but writing is also part of me too, so I did it, and in so doing, took responsibility for my own life.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Responsibility #Writing #Acting

  • I am very happy acting, and just have never gone at, or been bitten by the directing bug to the extent where I'm willing to put acting aside. If offered the opportunity, I think I could do a good job with the right material.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Jobs #Opportunity #Thinking

  • I always have a contract with a character. Even when he's unappealing. The contract is to give him his due. To tell his story. And to keep his secrets.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Character #Giving #Secret

  • Hamlet, that's the only role there is, finally. The only role. After that, you settle down and only do the fun things on stage.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Fun #Down And #Roles

  • Whether I appear in 'Avatar 2' or 'Avatar 3', I always feel I'm a part of the 'Avatar' team.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Team #Feels

  • My Hamlet was about as alienated as you can get. Mine was a bitter and lonely prince. Valid, I think, but maybe tough to root for. I think that romance was missing.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Lonely #Thinking #Roots

  • On some level, acting is the art of pretend, and you have to have a highly cultivated sense of imagination. You have to be able to see things that aren't there, no matter what aspect of acting, whether it's green screen, whether it's on stage, whether it's anything else, whether you're working on the radio.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Art #Imagination #Acting

  • I wouldn't say 'Avatar' changed my life, but it definitely changed my career.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Careers #Changed #Changed My Life

  • When Steven Spielberg comes calling, it behooves you to seriously consider it.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Calling

  • Your primary tools, as an actor, are observation and imagination. You can pretty much get everything you need from that, and you do. It brings back that element of pretend.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Imagination #Actors #Elements

  • I've been into weight training for many, many years and you add to that a good dose of cardio, don't overindulge, and you can do all right.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Years #Training #Weight

  • My favorite show from the '60s was 'Combat.' And maybe 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Men #My Favorite #He Man

  • I'm always reading plays, and when I find something that I really want to do, then I'll make the time to do it.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Reading #Play #Want

  • I love scenes that are just emotional give and take. By the same token, action sequences are great to do. They have their own unique demands and requirements. So I take it as it comes, and hopefully you can get a good balance of all of that stuff.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Unique #Emotional #Giving

  • As you get older, stuff starts to wear down. I can't play four basketball games a week anymore. It takes me three days to recover from one. I'm a little older, a little scrappier. So now I do yoga instead. And whatever else happens in the day, I'm set up in the best way possible. I feel great. I'm so flexible.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Basketball #Yoga #Games

  • With correction, and given the chance, 'Terra Nova' can and will deliver seasons of transcendent images and story-telling. Failing to renew 'Terra Nova' is shortsighted, as myopic as it would have been to scrap the Hubble. 'Terra Nova' is the Hubble Telescope of television.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Myopic #Stories #Television

  • In a rehearsal room, your real resource as an actor aren't the things around you; your resources are your imagination and your director and the other actors. In those close quarters, your imagination and your skills are what you turn to.
    -- Stephen Lang

    #Real #Skills #Imagination