Sam Neill

29Sam Neill Quotes

Irish Actor born on September 14, 1947,

Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE is a Northern Irish-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand, British and Irish nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander... (source)

I hate to say it, but there seems to have been some sort of dumbing down as far as movies go. view quote

No intelligent man wears a moustache voluntarily - you can write that down. view quote

I enjoy some physical stuff. But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining, it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory, I'd probably take the latter. It's warmer and generally more comfortable! view quote

I'm not big on Champagne, but I'd take along a bottle of Cristal to pop for when the boat comes to the rescue. view quote

People turn into fools when they see a movie star and do weird things. view quote

When I left university I was working for a documentary film company for six or seven years to the great relief of my father whose greatest waking fear was that I would become an actor. view quote

I go by the role pretty much. And I think the only genre I haven't gotten to do but I'd love to is a western, but no one has ever asked me to do that. Unfortunately they are very few and far between these days, but that is one type of film I'd love to do. view quote

As much as possible, I try to encourage people to use stunt men because that is really their job. view quote

Every actor wants more offers, but I get enough and I do like to be busy. view quote

Try and fit in in a New Zealand playground with an Armagh accent - it doesn't work. view quote

I can tell you where I was when Kennedy was shot - which was in the common room at school. I heard about it on the old valve radio. At the time of Armstrong's landing, I was at university rehearsing a play. view quote

I understand acting and I understand actors. I don't really understand the world of celebrity. That's just bizarre. Those sorts of elements I'm at sea with. view quote

I've worked all my life to shed myself of any character. view quote

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