That million was worth having Roger Ebert’s thumb up my ass.” EDDIE MURPHY on the 1994 film Beverly Hills Cop III (above, Murphy with Theresa Randle).
Esteemed film critic Ebert once wrote that Murphy had gone from "a smart, funny street cop" in the original film to a "loud, arrogant boor" in the sequels. It was left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised." ROGER MOORE, who played James Bond in seven film, sends himself up.
His puppet in the satirical TV show Spitting Image (above left, or right perhaps) when asked to display emotion, did nothing more than raise an eyebrow. We're not up there to feel anything, nobody's interested.
Don't get caught 'acting'" JOHN GOODMAN, above in The Great Lebowski with Jeff Bridges.
Goodman, who has also starred in films such as Argo and Raising Arizona, won a Golden Globe best actor award for his work in the comedy series Roseanne.
What it's like to audition for the Coen Brothers "As an actor you spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for." JANE FONDA is seen her playing the part of Catherine (Cat) Ballou, who runs into a little trouble in Wolf City, Wyoming.
50 great quotes about acting, from stars of the stage and screen, including Oscars winners Leonardo di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence, and Hollywood greats Alec Guinness and Katherine Hepburn.
Gallery compiled by Martin Chilton "Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture" A line that may have originated with Noel Coward but which is most often attributed to SPENCER TRACY, a true acting great who was noninated for nine Oscars, winning two (above, Tracy in the 1950 film Father Of The Bride, with Joan Bennett).
Culture stars who died in 2016 "I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle." ALFRED HITCHCOCK the acclaimed director of Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo and Rear Window, is photographed on a visit to the set of Coronation Street's pub, The Rovers Return, at Granada television studios in Manchester in June 1964.
In response to his comments, actress Carole Lombard once brought some heifers on to the set of the 1941 film Mr and Mrs Smith with name tags of Lombard, Robert Montgomery and Gene Raymond, the stars of the film.
Alfred Hitchcock: sadistic prankster “Every bad decision I’ve made has been based on money.
I grew up in the projects and you don’t turn down money there.
You take it, because you never know when it’s all going to end.
I made Cop III because they offered me million.