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Terry Crews Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated May 2020
Terry Crews Topics
If everyones happy, then Im the character where when I enter that means theres trouble. In a movie, when I enter, its not a good thing. But I know where Im at. But, you know, you dont have to call me by my characters name for months on end. Football taught me that, because you can go from being best friends to having to play that person on another team, you have to be able to turn that on and off. You need to find that middle ground.
In between the Chargers and the Redskins I went to the World Football League and played in Germany.
Theres drama in everything. Thats why I love movies. Like Welcome to the Dollhouse, Im a 350-pound black man, and I could understand what it was like to be a little white girl.
I have written scripts, so I look at a part the way a writer would. That is, I look at it and look to see, ok what function do I play in this scene? You have to know what you bring to that scene and what youre about there. And usually, I play the heat, the drama, the heavy.
A lot of ball players love the Friday movies, theyre big fans. I can go now to any team and be known now more for the movies than I was ever when I was playing. A lot of the guys have retired now. But I still get calls, congratulating me and that.
I never wanted to do acting or anything. But I tell you, my friend and I, his name is Derrick Carr, a guy I was playing football with on the Rams. He and I wrote a script and we put our money together and made a movie out in Detroit in the off-season. It was called Young Boys Incorporated, all about this gang that ran Detroit for a long time. The big thing about them was that theyd get young kids. Because then if the kids were picked up theyd go to juvie, when they were eighteen theyd be released and their slate would be wiped clean and theyd start all over again. So we made that movie. It was terrible. We put all our money together. I was hooked. I had just finished my first season with the Redskins. Wed get kicked out of locations. I loved it. I knew thats what I wanted to do.
Dont get me wrong, most of the guys out there loved playing football, I loved playing it. But football is not the end for me.
A guy I knew in high school got my number from my mom, called me up and was like, I cant believe Im talking to you. I was like, 'its me, its Terry, I went to high school with you! What do you mean!?'
If you look at the parts Ive played and the movies Ive done...I mean you have to work with the stereotype. The stereotype gets you paid, it gets you in the business.
I was always more of a film guy than an athlete guy. I had an art scholarship at Western. But I actually had a Chrysler scholarship to Interlochen up in Traverse City, Michigan. Then had an art scholarship to Western and I just walked onto the football team. But Im actually a sci-fi special effects guy.
I havent done a single rep in a long time and its not a strong man type thing. I just work out for reps...work out to stay in shape. Ive got a sweet tooth, dude.
You cant do sports for the rest of your life, I dont care how good you are. You can be the best ever, but its still going to go away. But now that Im doing what Im doing? Im just thankful that I feel like my best days are still ahead of me.
I love working, and I love this business. I love what I do, and I dont think Im the guy who can do, like, a movie a year and thats it. I dont know what Id do! Ive already put stuff independently on the internet cause Im bored! I just want to keep going!
I have a background in like graphic design and a little bit of website.
First of all, bring your deodorant, bring your odor-blocker body wash, because theres gonna be a lot of funky men in that theater.
I think if I had a Tiger Woods lifestyle, I might have a problem with cameras. I knew that something wasnt gonna come out of the woodwork.
I'm still steady into Coldplay. With rock 'n' roll I go backwards with Sting and The Police. I like the older stuff more so than anybody brand new right now. I like Justin Bieber. Hey, he's produced by Usher! I dig Justin! That's my man!
I told them, everybody expects you to be a little adult. 'When we're on break, go and play.' These are kids. You don't have to retreat to your trailer.
Kids like Tyler come around only once in a generation. I thank God every day for this little kid being on our show because some kids have it, some kids don't. It's not about being a little adult, it's about being a kid and portraying a kid, and I think that America gets it when he does it.
In seven years in the NFL, I played on six different teams.
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