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Inspiring Quotes from Oscar Winning Actors

How about those Oscars?  What a show!  We hope that you tuned in to see and celebrate some of the most accomplished people in your profession.  At 3-2-1- Acting Studio in Los Angeles, we think that it is very important to study the behavior of successful actors that we admire.  What better way to learn?  All controversy and commentary aside, this year’s Academy Awards show was pretty spectacular.  We are thrilled for all of the winners!  Below are some quotes from Oscar Winning Actors, past and present.

photo cred: twitchy.com

photo credit: twitchy.com

Print these out. Tape ‘em to your mirrors. Study these great actors.  Because one day, you could be taking the stage, accepting that award and honoring your community.

  1. Quotes from Leonardo DiCaprio

We’ve all watched the journey of this supremely talented man unfold for decades.  We all celebrated last weekend as he took home his very first Oscar for The Revenant.  Here are a few wise words from Leo:

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.”  Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award for Best Actor, 2016

“You can either be a vain movie star, or you can try to shed some light on different aspects of the human condition.” – Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award for Best Actor, 2016

Preach, Leo!  Thanks for reminding us to be grateful that we are able to do what we love doing as our profession. What a gift.  And thanks for reminding us of the importance of humility, and of what we, as actors, are meant to do: to shed light on different aspects of the human condition. Congrats on your big win!

  1. Quotes from Halle Berry

Hally Berry was the first woman of color to be awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress, back in 2002, for Monster’s Ball and gave perhaps one of the most moving Oscar speeches of all time.  As of 2016, she remains the only woman of color to have won this award. Here are some inspiring quotes from Halle:

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at obstacles that inevitably present themselves.” – Halle Berry, Academy Award for Best Actress, 2002

“I love a character that gives me a chance to grow and do something different.” – Halle Berry, Academy Award for Best Actress, 2002

Thank you, Halle, for reminding us to have fun and be playful — and to seek challenging characters and creative opportunities.

  1. Quotes from Meryl Streep

One of the greatest actresses of all time, Meryl Streep needs no introduction. She has been nominated for 19 Academy Awards and has won 3.  Here’s what she has to say.

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” – Meryl Streep, 3-time Academy Award Winner, 1980, 1983, 2012

“Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.” –  Meryl Streep, 3-time Academy Award Winner, 1980, 1983, 2012

Meryl reminds us of perhaps the most important lesson we can learn as actors and human beings: to be true to ourselves and compassionate to others.

Continue to Be Inspired

At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we encourage the students in our acting classes for kids, teens and young adults to study the greats.  Continue to watch and read about the leaders in your profession. Be inspired by their words!  We know we are.

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