16 Quotes By - Annette Bening

16 Quotes By - Annette Bening
16 Quotes By - Annette Beninge

Even with a stable character, you want something surprising to happen, hopefully because that's what the camera loves the most. That's what is great about film.

Annette Bening

It's kind of a mystery to me, as far as my own life experiences and what I've witnessed - why some people can just move on through traumatic experiences, in childhood particularly, and why other people are just paralyzed by it. I just don't know how and why that is.

Annette Bening

What really motivates you to try to work things out as an actor is in large part fear, because you want to get into that narrative and bring the audience along.

What really motivates you to try to work things out as an actor is in large part fear, because you want to get into that narrative and bring the audience along.

Annette Bening

I've always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability.

I've always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability.

Annette Bening

My character in 'Running With Scissors' is manic-depressive. She starts out as a wonderfully eccentric person, and then descends into a terrible illness.

My character in 'Running With Scissors' is manic-depressive. She starts out as a wonderfully eccentric person, and then descends into a terrible illness.

Annette Bening

I think what's interesting about the whole paparazzi thing is that unless you're Brad Pitt or Madonna, you can pretty much avoid it. You know when you're going to an opening that you will be photographed, so that's fine. And you know the restaurants that have paparazzi, so you don't go to them.

I think what's interesting about the whole paparazzi thing is that unless you're Brad Pitt or Madonna, you can pretty much avoid it. You know when you're going to an opening that you will be photographed, so that's fine. And you know the restaurants that have paparazzi, so you don't go to them.

Annette Bening

If you're an actor, you have to find a way to make peace with all the media attention.

If you're an actor, you have to find a way to make peace with all the media attention.

Annette Bening

I've played parts that were just likable people, and there's a certain pleasure in that. And that's that.

I've played parts that were just likable people, and there's a certain pleasure in that. And that's that.

Annette Bening

Somebody said something really smart: It's like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You're fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school - it's Acting 1A: 'What do you want? What's in the way?'

Somebody said something really smart: It's like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You're fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school - it's Acting 1A: 'What do you want? What's in the way?'

Annette Bening

It's always 'busy' with four children; it's chaos.

It's always 'busy' with four children; it's chaos.

Annette Bening

I think for all of us, as we age, there are always a few moments when you are shocked.

I think for all of us, as we age, there are always a few moments when you are shocked.

Annette Bening

To me, I didn't think of acting as being a young thing only.

To me, I didn't think of acting as being a young thing only.

Annette Bening

Five billion people have played Hamlet. 'To be or not to be.' And how do you do that and find your way into your own journey, your own way of telling it?

Five billion people have played Hamlet. 'To be or not to be.' And how do you do that and find your way into your own journey, your own way of telling it?

Annette Bening

I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell.

I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell.

Annette Bening

I've tried to take roles with great demands.

I've tried to take roles with great demands.

Annette Bening

I'm lucky: almost all my family has lived to be very old. I have one grandfather who lived to be 100.

I'm lucky: almost all my family has lived to be very old. I have one grandfather who lived to be 100.

Annette Bening

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