” You can certainly extend your adolescence. There’s people that are very good at extending it indefinitely. “


” I mean, there’s a sense wherein you skip a part of childhood, too, when you start working at that age I did, I was out working and out of home at 15, paying my own way in the world. “


” I think now there’s much more of a confessional culture. That’s not my bag. I come from a slightly older school of thought: ‘give ’em nothin.’ You don’t plead guilty. “


” As an outsider in America, you do see the kind of hypocrisy that’s rampant there. “


” I think there’s a lot of mythos about what’s required in acting. The way that actors talk about acting is generally quite punishing, and I think actors want to put forward the idea that they do all of this work because, you know, it’s a post-De Niro world, when, largely, in fact, it’s almost never true. “


” One of the things that I found very confronting in my early working life was that people thought I was some sensitive doe-eyed lovelorn boy, because they’d seen me do that a couple of times. What tends to happen is you get a run of similar roles. “


” In a very real sense, all you do when you’re shooting film or television is you shoot a scene, and then you shoot another scene, and then you shoot another scene. “


” I don’t believe in the transformation myth, where if you have more success, life changes for you. “


” The thing about acting is you have to wait to be asked to the dance. “



All 9 Ben Mendelsohn Quotes about You in picture


You can certainly extend your adolescence. There
I mean, there
I think now there
As an outsider in America, you do see the kind of hypocrisy that
I think there
One of the things that I found very confronting in my early working life was that people thought I was some sensitive doe-eyed lovelorn boy, because they
In a very real sense, all you do when you
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The thing about acting is you have to wait to be asked to the dance.

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