"Iâ€™ve never agreed with the conventional wisdom that â€˜actors are great liars.â€™ If more people understood the acting process, the goals of good actors, the conventional wisdom would be â€˜actors are terrible liars,â€™ because only bad actors lie on the job. The good ones hate fakery and avoid manufactured emotion at all costs. Any script is enough of a lie anyway. (What experience does any actor have with flying a spacecraft? Killing someone?) Whatâ€™s called for, what actors are hired for, is to bring reality to the arbitrary."