Marisa Tomei - Quotes

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I love being outside and getting fresh air.

I love being outside and getting fresh air.

I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect. ---->>>

You express different energies at different times in your life. ---->>>

I think the fantasy of being a movie star is more powerful than the reality. So, for me, even if it's not a great film or a great play I'm doing, to know that you went for it. You had an experience that made you grow artistically and personally. What's really satisfying is knowing that you did a good job. ---->>>

Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting. ---->>>

Comedy is what I really want to do and propel. ---->>>

Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It's really good for your health. ---->>>

I prefer to express myself physically, or non-verbally. I prefer just to react without having a lot of dialogue. ---->>>

I've just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype. ---->>>

All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting. ---->>>

I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago - I put the time in! ---->>>

I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part. ---->>>

I feel like theatre gives me the grounding, and keeps me alive, basically. Film gives me the thrill, and it's like a one night stand. But I do enjoy being around people who love it so much. ---->>>

Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much. ---->>>

I never got into coffee. ---->>>

I've just been lucky. I'd like to have more choices, and I'd like to have a leading part. ---->>>

I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day. ---->>>

I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in my family who was an artist. ---->>>

I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck. ---->>>

I'm a person who has to eat! I graze every few hours. ---->>>

You can't really be old in L.A., it's kind of like a crime. ---->>>

You have your structure, but within it, it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance. ---->>>

A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality. ---->>>

I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings. ---->>>

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater. ---->>>

I can't tell stories to save my life. I like to have fun, and I go out and have a lot of fun. But I'm not really an entertainer that way. I'm much more shy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-04, 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Occupation: Actress
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Marisa Tomei (; Italian pronunciation: [maˈriːza toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, Tomei had initial success in films as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful films, then a resurgence with a series of critically acclaimed films (wikipedia)