Morris Chestnut Quotes
29 quotations by Morris Chestnut
|You start making movies and people start seeing when you go to places, and all of a sudden you are getting clothes for free and all of a sudden you are getting food for free.
|You have to be insane to direct.
|You go from movies where you are wearing nice clothes and you're trying to smell good to a movie where you are in water and you are wet all day, and you are dealing with that elements, it gets rough, but it was definitely something I wanted to try.
|When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you.
|Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives.
|This industry is very make-believe and you caught in a false sense of what reality is.
|This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are.
|Some people make a career out of doing one thing, but I wanted to diversify my body of work.
|Showtime has given new, young filmmakers - black, white, across the board - an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.
|Producing is easier, I can just be at the set overseeing the story.
|Oh yeah, I'm a huge romance fan. And some women like action.
|Nah, I'm not a prima donna, but I just don't like being cold and wet.
|It's not always about the money.
|It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine, and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again.
|I've been in a situation where I was after the money.
|I'm getting to the point where they see me as a good actor, rather than just a good guy who can act.
|I would never want any of my kids to go into this industry; not until they are old enough to understand and if this is something that they really want to do.
|I would like more challenging roles. I definitely would like to something that's more challenging.
|I want viewers to relate to me on a different level, not just a sexual level.
|I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action.
|I think that we have to hit the mark, and once we hit that, a trend develops in order for a lot of those types of films to be made.
|I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
|I hate being cold and I hate being wet and around 80% percent of this film I was cold and another 60% I was cold and wet, so it wasn't the best shoot for me.
|I enjoy what I do, but it's more challenging than people think.
|I did a film which was considered an independent movie with Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia called Confidence, and that's the type of film I was willing to take a chance on that because of the caliber of people involved with the film.
|I can't say that we went through the academy because we weren't being tested and we knew we had a job, but we did set some fires and put them out.
|I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die.
|And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay.
|A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well.