Scott Speedman Quotes

  1. I’d rather not make films than make bad ones.
  2. Well, when I did Underworld 2, I was in Vancouver for five months and I was reminiscent to be back up there.
  3. I’d like to do the young cadet thing again for sure, but that’s why I wanted to do this, to see if I could do it. I took the scenes out of the script and put them together and read them as one little arc, story and that seemed to work.
  4. ‘O.J.: Made in America’ was one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time.
  5. I just would like to spend more time in New York City.
  6. It gets easier as you get older, settling down. That wild streak is gone.
  7. I mean, I love California, but LA to me is still a strange place.
  8. I have a tough time turning my brain off, to be honest.
  9. I think audiences are really thirsty for real shows about real people in any circumstances.
  10. And sex is definitely part of college life.
  11. Probably the most difficult things were my favorite parts. The make-up and the big fight sequence at the end of the movie were very difficult but really fun and challenging.
  12. I think Canada, our industry is still somewhat based in America’s industry.
  13. I love movies so much.
  14. I get a little uptight if things aren’t going the way I think they should be going.
  15. I would love to do a big movie – a ‘Marvel’ movie.
  16. I can walk down the street all day and people look at me, but they don’t talk to me or stop me.
  17. It’s an interesting time that way. It’s hard to meet good girls down here. It seems like they’re all after something and interested in their own lives.
  18. I don’t have much of a personal life.
  19. My parents were athletes; they met at a track meet: they were runners.
  20. Actors, I find, are generally happy to be working.
  21. I spent a lot of time flailing around, not really sure what I wanted to do, in my 20s and early 30s.
  22. Every actor I know – any reasonable actor I know – is complicated. What you see and what they are, those are two very different things.
  23. As soon as you do something successfully, you’re going to be known for that, and it’s up to you to sort of move the needle again.
  24. I can’t swim at the level I used to. I had to retire because of an injury to my shoulder.
  25. And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a good actor.
  26. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, and then I got this call from a casting director in Los Angeles. She remembered me from something years before, and she called my mom wanting me to audition for this thing.
  27. If you don’t live a normal life, how do you relate to people?
  28. I bought a house in LA, hanging out there and spending a lot of time in Toronto, but not much.
  29. I don’t see the point in signing on to do something and then leaving.
  30. You do a good job in something, and that’s your box for a minute. It’s up to you to keep reimagining that box.
  31. I’m not that interested in going and doing a network show but, like everybody else, trying to find something good.
  32. I love Andre Braugher, and I’m a big fan of Shawn Ryan.
  33. I don’t think a swimmer on film works unless you’re Australian, because for them, swimmers are like their football players, their basketball players; they’re huge stars.
  34. There’s such good writing now on television and I don’t see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
  35. You’ve got to just go do what you do – you can’t really worry about who was attached to the movie before.
  36. There’s nothing worse – I don’t like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when – I mean, for me I’ve played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character.
  37. I remember listening to Cube’s music when I was like 14 years old, my friends listening to it up in Toronto.
  38. I didn’t grow up jumping in front of the class and performing, but I definitely had a hunger to be creative.
  39. Duets is about six people, so it’s like three different movies – three different duets. I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks.
  40. I was runner that really started focusing on swimming at a very young age, and that’s kind of how I got into acting. I was at a school for gifted athletes and gifted artists, and I got injured one year and started hanging out with all the actors and dancers and all those crazy people and started getting the bug.
  41. I’m not a guy that loves a lot of rehearsal, but it depends.
  42. I don’t think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that’s a strong show, a great fan base and it’s helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically.
  43. Balance has never been my strong suit.
  44. I get a little tighter when I have to play the perfect Captain American-type of dude.
  45. And when I have lived elsewhere, every two weeks I have to fly back to LA. Even New York directors go there to audition. So I have to be there to a degree.
  46. I’m a gross human being.
  47. I enjoy played flawed men who are pushed to the limit, who make mistakes and then have to recover.
  48. I don’t really try to give out advice, to be honest.

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