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John Leguizamo Quotes on Acting

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Yes it did really. It was very exciting to find that my energy could be directed into something more useful and positive. I was starting to get panicked. I was thinking ‘what am I going to do with my life?’ I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Then I became crazily obsessed with acting. I suddenly had a work ethic and then everything changed completely for the better because I knew what I wanted to do with my life.


Great acting is being able to create a character. Great character is being able to be yourself.


The beautiful thing about acting is that you can go your whole life if you stay current and you stay fresh.


I’m not really against a lot of things unless they are just pure exploitation and then they create their own copycat culture that comes from someone acting irresponsibly. That’s dangerous when that happens.

John Leguizamo Quotes on Talent

Well I was about to be expelled from school, I had been arrested and a teacher said: “Why don’t you try acting, instead of distracting the class? Why don’t you use your comic talent for something more productive?” My maths teacher suggested I do comedy and I decided to have a go. I pursued it after that. I was about 17.


[Brad Furman] is incredibly collaborative, man. He’s so respectful of talent, he has so much admiration for talent. He nurtures you, he lets you give input. Of course we’ll debate if we disagree, that’s just a healthy atmosphere to air your differences.


I love his [Brad Furman] ferocious desire for perfection and his love of vitality, it feeds me, man. It feeds him and it feeds the whole crew. And he’s got huge respect for talent. And that’s why talent goes in and gives it 300% percent.

John Leguizamo Quotes about Parents

I’m hoping my play opens up conversations, I hope it makes people question textbooks, I hope it makes #OscarsSoWhite and #HollywoodSoWhite question things. I hope my play sparks conversation between Latin kids and Latin parents and people start doing their own due diligence as well, I think it’s everyone’s responsibility.


Teachers are everything. I mean, you’re a poor kid from the ghetto, your parents are busy working 24/7, working like a Mexican.


My parents were incredibly strict, almost military style.

John Leguizamo Quotes about Film

I did Brad’s first film The Take and I’m glad Brad [Furman] has not calmed down. I don’t want him to ever calm down.


Independent film is for actors that love to act.


You have the hilarity and the great production. These films are distinctive because they are not just topical, they tell good stories and they let scenes play out physically. Apart from the dialogue, the characters also have a non-verbal existence, for example with Scrat.


I did 40 voices for Chris Wedge, the director of the first film, before coming up with the version we used. He was hard to please, I don’t know why. I gave him really slow talking voices. then I thought perhaps Sid could be an Indian sounding sloth. To find out more about my character, I watched footage of sloths. I discovered that the food they store in their pouches rots and ferments and half the time they’re drunk.

John Leguizamo Quotes about School

I read that 36% of Latin kids drop out of high school, and we’re the most bullied minority in schools right now. And my son had troubles in elementary school. So that made me really question being Latin in the United States.


I was just school class clown and that was it. Someday I’ll get a job as a cab driver or whatever.


First I went to C.W. Post and I was a psychology and theater major and then I transferred to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a drama major.


I was always writing. I was writing in high school because it was a really competitive school for class clowns; I used to have to write all of my snaps and my disses the night before and then act like I was making it up the next day.

John Leguizamo Quotes about Latin

I read that 36% of Latin kids drop out of high school, and we’re the most bullied minority in schools right now. And my son had troubles in elementary school. So that made me really question being Latin in the United States.


America may not realize it yet, but Latin prototypes are being created right now, and not just by me. They are these mambo kings and salsa queens, Aztec lords and Inca princesses, every Hernandez and Fernandez, whom this country will one day come to understand and respect.


There were no Latin people on ‘Star Trek,’ that this was proof that they weren’t planning to have us around for the future.


You grow up Latin in this country and you’re a third class citizen from the word go, and so you have to deal with everything around you from that point of view and trying to feel entitled.

John Leguizamo Quotes on Character

I don’t think it’s my responsibility, but I definitely try to create my own projects that are Latin-based with a Latin crew and Latin cast. I try to give all my characters Latin names whenever I can and make sure that they are of Latin heritage. But that does not work with every project.


Great acting is being able to create a character. Great character is being able to be yourself.


I did 40 voices for Chris Wedge, the director of the first film, before coming up with the version we used. He was hard to please, I don’t know why. I gave him really slow talking voices. then I thought perhaps Sid could be an Indian sounding sloth. To find out more about my character, I watched footage of sloths. I discovered that the food they store in their pouches rots and ferments and half the time they’re drunk.


We see them [animals] as the Ice Age is ending and we know that actually in the long run, they’re not going to make it. And there’s something beautiful about that, beautifully sad. The way the characters are woven together in the film adds to the emotion because they need each other. The message is that it doesn’t matter what species you are, you can still love each other and that is a fantastic message.

John Leguizamo Quotes on Country

You grow up Latin in this country and you’re a third class citizen from the word go, and so you have to deal with everything around you from that point of view and trying to feel entitled.


America may not realize it yet, but Latin prototypes are being created right now, and not just by me. They are these mambo kings and salsa queens, Aztec lords and Inca princesses, every Hernandez and Fernandez, whom this country will one day come to understand and respect.


The difficulty of being a Latin kid, a Latin man in this country [U.S].


It was at a performance art space that’s no longer around, Gusto House… All of these great performers from all over the country lived on the Lower East Side, and they would take somebody’s living room that opened right onto the street, open the door and charge tickets and put up chairs.

John Leguizamo Quotes about Performing

It’s not quite the same as other kinds of performing, but I love animation. It is just a different kind of experience. The difference is that making a live action movie you are using your whole body.


[Brad Furman] wants to try stuff, he’s willing to try stuff. And he wants electricity on the camera. And that’s what I want, I want electricity whenever I’m performing.


When I started performing I was like, “Holy hell, how am I going to survive this?” I was giving it my all in 15 minutes but now I had to do it for two hours.

John Leguizamo Quotes From Freak

I was outnumbered. But I didn’t care, ’cause I did what any Spanish kid raised in the ghetto would do… I acted like a retard.


I don’t wanna leave you with a bad impression of my father. No, no, because my father wasn’t always this brutal. No, sometimes he drank too.


We lived on Roosevelt Avenue.


Once upon a time… there was a Little Red Riding Hood… and she went into the woods… and she got a Greencare. And she lived happily ever after, now shut the fuck up and go to sleep!

John Leguizamo Romeo and Juliet Quotes

Turn thee, Benvolio, and look upon thy death.


What would you have with me?


Romeo, thou art a villain.


Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: Thou art a villain.

John Leguizamo Famous Quotes

You grow up Latin in this country and you’re a third class citizen from the word go, and so you have to deal with everything around you from that point of view and trying to feel entitled.


With kids, the days are long, but the years are short.


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There were no Latin people on ‘Star Trek,’ that this was proof that they weren’t planning to have us around for the future.


I have a lot of heroes. I don’t think people give enough of a tribute to their mentors. They try to act like they’re spontaneous generations – they are faking liars.

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