Ben Foster quotes

Born
October 29, 1980, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Ben Foster is an American actor.

There’s a lot to learn from the family of a soldier as much as the soldier. Actually, ‘warrior’ is a better word.
– Ben Foster
I think a long-term TV show is probably not for me, but doing a few years of something could be interesting.
– Ben Foster
I would come home from school every Wednesday, order pizza, and watch ‘X-Files.’ I was devoted.
– Ben Foster
I don’t think I’m particularly shy. I just don’t like being front and center as myself.
– Ben Foster
My job is all about defending the people that I play.
– Ben Foster
Usually, I’ll drop twenty to forty per cent of the dialogue – you can do so much with gesture. I’m still waiting to do a silent film.
– Ben Foster
People tell me I look angry. I thought my dad was mad at me his whole life, but it turns out that was just his mug – and I inherited it.
– Ben Foster
The roles I’m interested in or have been interested in, you know, it’s going to get down to conflict. Drama is conflict – conflict of interests.
– Ben Foster
I like physical jobs. I like moving my body around. I like testing it. Lets you feel like you’ve done something.
– Ben Foster
I don’t like to rehearse, and the film-makers that I have been drawn to are interested in provoking something between people rather than nailing a scene in advance.
– Ben Foster
The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work.
– Ben Foster
My heroes were always Looney Toons, Robin Williams, the Three Stooges. I think everything I do is kinda funny. I think I’m sort of ridiculous.
– Ben Foster
We live in this thought web; we identify things and put them away and distance ourselves from them. But to be completely present? That is source, that is art, that is spirituality. And meditation is a way to defy fear and experience that source.
– Ben Foster
The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work.
– Ben Foster
I’m so sick of sarcasm and irony, I could kill! Sincerely, the real root of things is love and sacrifice.
– Ben Foster
I’m not going to beat this life. It’s gonna get me in the end. So accepting that is a real freedom and finding a joy in working that I haven’t allowed myself before.
– Ben Foster