Ben Gazzara quotes

  • I love awards, especially if I get them.
    -- Ben Gazzara


  • You achieve because you're lucky to work with people who are very talented.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #People #Lucky #Achieve

  • I love awards, especially if I get them. It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Art #Awards #Cinema

  • some actors seek parts similar to their personalities. But, I prefer undergoing a metamorphosis that depends on the role .
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Personality #Roles #Actors

  • Maybe for others it was difficult to find a role that suited my type. But I never thought of myself as a type. I really thought I could play anything, quite frankly. And I have. Especially in the theater, which is where I came from. And I may go back to soon, as a matter of fact. To Broadway.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Difficult #Matter Of Fact

  • We actors don't travel as tourists with a camera, we really get to enter the life of a place and get to know it.
    -- Ben Gazzara

  • You can do more of independent films. A Hollywood picture, you'll do one a year, one of those big blockbusters, right? Then you've gotta go to the gym to get in shape to do all of the running and shooting and diving and falling and hitting and all that stuff they do today.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Running #Fall #Independent

  • I think cinema is better today that you can be more daring with what you do. If you do it well. With that comes a responsibility not to bore people with vulgarity and all that stuff. To know how to do it right, know how to lay it out there.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Responsibility #Thinking #People

  • I hate just showing up, hitting a mark, doing your work, and going home. It's very boring. But being part of the creation of the whole thing is very exciting.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Hate #Home #Boring

  • Apart from the National Film Awards, I don't see any other award ceremony that I should give value to. My personal experience about these award ceremonies is that I don't trust them. I have no faith in them so I would prefer to stay away.

  • Awards are not something that I measure my work by. I've been so fortunate and I've gotten to do such terrific things that it seems petty to look back and say, 'Oh, I should have gotten that prize.' I don't look at it that way.

  • Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why.

  • Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

  • I turned down a knighthood. It would be like having to wear a suit every day of your life.

  • I'm not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked.

  • We have no idea, but its not like we're going to win any awards for normalcy anytime soon. So you get into people's heads? The two of us can throw people around like toys. Zu once blew up an AC unit, and all she did was walk by it.

  • I had no idea 'L.A. Law' would be so mega. I knew it was a big show, but I was just one actress in a group of many good, award-winning actresses.

  • Being snubbed is not always a bad thing at awards shows because you end up getting a lot of people coming up to you and telling you how great you are.

  • Yes, I direct commercials as well. I get these really weird offers and then I have to bid on them and win the job. One offer that I have now, and I've already done this last year for the same company, is for Cash Value Cheese, this cheese out in the midwest. I did two spots for them last year and I'm going to probably do three this year. I also did some for the Utah Transit Authority, which was weird and interesting and they turned out really funny - they actually won an award.