Holt McCallany quotes

  • The greatest gift that an actor can have is good scripts because then you're relieved of the responsibility of trying to elevate the material.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Responsibility #Trying #Actors

  • I've always believed my success in the entertainment business is an inevitability. You have to believe that; you have to be an optimist.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Believe #Entertainment #Optimist

  • I always wanted to play a boxer because some of my favorite films, as a boy, were those great boxing movies, like 'Raging Bull', 'Rocky', 'The Set Up', 'Fat City and Hard Times'. I just loved those films.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Hard Times #Boys #Play

  • I love boxing, and boxing has always been my favorite sport. I was always into it, and I boxed recreationally all of my life.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Sports #Boxing #My Favorite

  • I had been in the gym training for many, many years, but I definitely stepped it up when it was time to get into shape to play 'Lights'. I began trying to live the life of a boxer, and that means everything that you would expect.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Live Life #Mean #Light

  • I love the whole world of boxing and the sense of community that exists there.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Boxing #Community #World

  • Not all television scripts are created equal. And the process is ridiculous. They send you a script and want you in the next morning. That's not how acting works. You can do anything to me as an actor; I'm a very resilient guy. Just don't rush me. If you ask me to do it immediately with no time to prepare, I know you have contempt for actors.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Morning #Guy #Acting

  • I take my hat off to my friend, Mark Wahlberg, because I know that it took him a long time to make 'The Fighter', and he overcame a lot of obstacles to do it, and now the film is an unqualified success.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Long #Unqualified #Hats

  • When I do a movie, I have the script. I know how it begins and how it ends. I know what my character does and where he's going. If I have ideas I want to express or changes I want to make, there's one guy: the director. It's different in television.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Character #Ideas #Guy

  • You can get into a place in your life where you no longer are in control of events, and events are in control of you.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Events #Places In Your Life

  • If you're going to play a champion athlete, people expect you to look a certain way, and you also have to have the stamina to be able to continue to perform.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Athlete #Play #People

  • You make choices, as a young man. I knew I wanted to be an actor, so I pursued that, but the desire to compete still stayed with me.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Men #Choices #Desire

  • You think like a boxer and behave like a boxer, and you try to live your life that way, being in the gym all the time and being careful to push the plate away at the dinner table. You don't need dessert. When you're out having fun, you ask for agua instead of vodka. It's very important.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Fun #Thinking #Live Your Life

  • Boxing is a place where, if you haven't done the training, that's going to be exposed very quickly.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Boxing #Training #Done

  • I would say that one of the really special gifts about playing an athlete is that it's the best motivation you'll ever have to get in top shape and stay in top shape because you know that you're going to be expected to deliver.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Motivation #Athlete #Special

  • I watched tapes and became a historian of the sport, and tried to combine certain elements and find things in the gym and saw what worked for me.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Sports #Tape #Elements

  • I had always wanted to play a boxer, all of my life. I grew up watching great boxing films.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Play #Boxing #Boxers

  • As an actor, you very rarely have the experience of picking up a script and getting a few pages into it and realizing that what you're holding in your hands is not just a role on a TV show, but it's one of those special parts that comes along, once or twice in a career. If you're lucky, you get an opportunity to do something really memorable and to be part of one of those rare shows that passes into that special category.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Memorable #Opportunity #Hands

  • I love boxing. I really respect the guys and admire the guys who do it. But, I'm very, very happy with my career as an actor. I made the right choice.
    -- Holt McCallany

    #Careers #Boxing #Choices