Ray Liotta quotes

  • There are a lot of actors who will watch the monitors. They'll do a scene, and then the director will look back to see if he got whatever he wanted. I just find it odd to sit there and watch yourself. But if you can be objective, I can see how it's really useful as a tool, especially if you're doing something physical.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Watches #Tools #Looks

  • With any mannerisms or dialogue, you have to be careful you're not just serving yourself. What happens with improving is a lot of times, if you're not in the framework of the script, you're just making everything easier so it fits you. It's much more interesting and challenging to go to it, rather than it coming to you.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Interesting #Challenges #Scripts

  • The more you think about something, the more important it becomes, the more important it is to you, and the more important it will become to the audience.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Thinking #Important #Audience

  • I played pretend games as a kid, army, whatever, but I never wanted to be an actor.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Kids #Army #Games

  • The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Dad #Blow #Littles

  • So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Balance #Needs #Bigger

  • So I decided to form a production company with my wife and our partner Diane.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Wife #Partners #Form

  • You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Independent #Independent Women #Kind

  • A stare is really nothing more than what you're thinking inside.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Thinking #Staring

  • As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Remember #Gangsters #Wanted

  • I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Thinking #Careers #Balance

  • I didn't like some of the movies that were coming into me
    -- Ray Liotta

  • I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn't crazy with some of the scripts I was getting - this was before Blow and Hannibal - so I decided to start my own production company
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Crazy #Blow #Careers

  • In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare
    -- Ray Liotta

    #College

  • I think drug movies free the director to make intense films
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Thinking #Drug #Directors

  • I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Laughing #Want #Cry

  • It would be nice to do a movie where I didn't have to choke the girl to get her.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Girl #Nice #Would Be

  • Man, I did love this game. I'd have played for food money... I used to love traveling on the trains from town to town. The hotels... brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I'd play for nothing!
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Money #Men #Games

  • You know, it was a small, independent movie and with Paramount becoming involved, it was obviously a good thing, but you can't put a round peg in a square hole.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Independent #Squares #Becoming

  • I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Years #Guy #Earth

  • I think people like watching edgy things.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Thinking #People

  • Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing.
    -- Ray Liotta

    #Guy #Charming