Zitat des Tages von Alan Rickman:
If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.
I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time.
Being on the stage in New York is always exciting because you feel like you're part of the life of the city.
Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
Originally, theater was my life. It was what I assumed I'd spend my working life doing - if I was lucky. Then along came movies.
I'm still living the life where you get home and open the fridge and there's half a pot of yogurt and a half a can of flat Coca-Cola.
I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking, This is exciting.
If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
I can only see my limitations. That's just who I am.
Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
If you spend any time in Los Angeles, there's only one topic of conversation.
It is an ancient need to be told stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.
Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads. There's a great deal of wonderful energy there. They say 'yes' to things; not like the endless 'nos' and 'hrrumphs' you get in England!
I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: 'You're going to forget your lines'.
If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
It's a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I'm in. There's a horrible inescapability to it.
What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves.
Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
You can lull the paying customers as long as they get slapped.
The first time that I came to New York to work properly was the mid-'80s, but I was doing eight shows a week. You have no life. Going to a punk rock club - or whatever the music was at that time - would not have been on my agenda.
All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.
Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
I think worrying things are going on in England - a real apathy.
There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
I am the character you are not supposed to like.
My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.
What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing.
I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.
I do feel more myself in America. I can regress there, and they have roller-coaster parks.
On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.