Frances McDormand quotes

  • I never trusted good-looking boys.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Trust #Boys #Looking For Love

  • There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Two #Acting #Matter

  • It's much easier to play supporting roles because that's what I do in my life: I support my son.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Son #Play #Support

  • Who can worry about a career? Have a life.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Careers #Worry

  • I am an ordinary person.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Ordinary #Ordinary Person #Persons

  • After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Jobs #Believe #Character

  • Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Men #Car #Silence

  • There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Teenager #Past #Hair

  • Not everything comes along just when you want it. There are times when choices just have to be made or you'll simply miss out.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Choices #Decision #Missing

  • I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Jobs #Believe #Character

  • It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Scary #Theatre #Actors

  • Certainly, a lot of the films I've worked on have ended up good movies, but they haven't always been the best experiences
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Good Movie #Film

  • I haven't wanted to play a mother for a long time because I am one
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Mother #Play #Long

  • The only power you have is the word no
    -- Frances McDormand

  • I'm a recreational pot-smoker. There has never been enough of a distinction between ***** and other drugs. It's a human rights issue, a censorship issue, and a choice issue.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Marijuana #Rights #Issues

  • I'm a character actress, plain and simple...Who can worry about a career? Have a life. Movie stars have careers - actors work, and then they don't work, and then they work again.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Stars #Character #Simple

  • I don't think of myself as a movie star and I can pretty easily convince other people that I'm not a movie star.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Stars #Thinking #People

  • I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Rocks #Classic #Classic Rock

  • We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There's no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It's not seen as a gift.
    -- Frances McDormand

    #Goal #Desire #Adults