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Anthony Anderson Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2020
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DMX is crazy! We weren't attached to a picture car, so we were weaving through the streets and DMX actually floored it, off set just for a little fun.
The first time I walked onto the Megatron set, I said 'Wow!' I did. I had my son with me that day, and his jaw dropped. He was just as excited as I was.
Working with Scorsese is a dream come true and we're just having a ball, Just how he commands a set... But we are staying true to the original film. We shot in New York for a couple months, and then we've been in Boston the last three weeks, and then we're coming back to New York through the first week of September. So it's just a nice ride right now.
You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act, but you know, I've worked with some actors who can't act, as well. If they respect the craft and what we're doing and they bring something to the table and they work hard, I don't care what you do as your side job or as your day job.
You know, we all have speed bumps in life and its really how you recover after that.
I was completely familiar with Transformers. I grew up watching the cartoon, playing with the action figures myself, Optimus Prime and Megatron and all these guys. That's my era. And to play with these same toys that I played with, 25 years later, with my son, and not only to play with them, but to have a chance to take my son to the movie and have him watch me in it, that's why I had to be a part of it. So, when I heard that they were making this film, and that there was the possibility of a character I could play in it, I was like, 'I have to be in this.' And I'm such a fan of The Transformers that even if I wasn't on board, I'd be saying 'They better not mess it up.'
I was falsely accused of something while filming Hustle and Flow in Memphis. It's unfortunate that celebrities, the hell with celebrities, people are targets of that.
I have barbecues, swim in the pool with my babies. I'm a man of simple pleasures.
It was getting to that point where it was just 'Anthony is just the funny guy.' Before it got to that point where I was just known as the comic relief of the film I wanted to really just show the world what I could do.
I always say I'm gonna be the black Robin Williams! When he made that change, with Dead Poets, that's where it turned around for him, when people started to see what else he had to offer.
You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper, and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act.
You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.
You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have.
Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in.
Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun.
There isn't a switch that I turn on. I'm an actor. This is what I do.
Some of these guys... I've worked with Ice Cube, I think he's an immensely talented rapper and actor.
Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.
Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where I was able to just be free as an actor.
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