Judd Nelson Quotes

The first animation thing I did was the first Transformers the one that was animated many years ago. And I had heard that Orson Welles was doing a voice on it.

When I was in college all the pretty women were in the theatre so I auditioned for a play.

[John] Hughes really wanted it to sound authentic. He was a real collaborator. He encouraged us to bring to the material things we thought were maybe more truthful.

Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.

My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.

With failure you just try again.

My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.

I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler.

Adam Sandler is a really funny guy in real life. Separate from all of the movies that is a funny man.

I was trained by Stella Adler for theater so you kind of give it all on every take.

I have adopted clothes from all the projects I'm in. It's really been a while since I've bought anything myself

Stagecoach is really my first Western actually.

The Dark Backward. Bill Paxton is in it with me. Wayne Newton. James Caan. Adam Rifkin wrote and directed it. It was made a number of years ago and very odd. Not for the squeamish.

Young alienation disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do

Alien's a great one. That's a scary movie.

Screws fall out all the time the world is an imperfect place.

I don't have any blindness when it comes to my money. As an actor you can get distracted by your work. I do keep an eye on my nest egg if you will.

You just have to learn certain technical things like where the camera is not to block people's light in your own to hit your marks and that you do it kind of piecemeal.

I always thought that the badge a cop has was more like the shield that Captain America has. It's an obvious sign of good and something you'll protect other people with but it will also protect you.

Paul Gleason played the teacher. I just tortured him as best I could. 'Cause he wasn't one of the kids you know so it was okay. He was great.

You can do crap work in a big movie and it does good things. You can do great work in a movie no one sees it does nothing. That's the way it goes.

It's very easy to confuse Sean Connery with James Bond. Sometimes in the entertainment industry people believe the cake is more real than the baker.

Breakfast Club was great because we had a real rehearsal and we shot primarily in sequence.

[St. Elmo's Fire] it was pretty soon after that. I know we didn't do Breakfast Club knowing we were going to do that.

My closest friend is canine. I have precious few close friends and most of them are not actors.

Paul Gleason he was a great guy. I loved working with him.

[In The Dark Backward ] someone who has writer's block and kills people in A Cabin By The Lake. I guess he's a type of serial killer but I don't know.

Remember to be as smart as you are.

Death is not my best subject.

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman

As a kid I had a crush on Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch.

I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free.

Almost anything makes me laugh especially jokes at my own expense. And I will never ever admit to being ticklish anywhere.

I like being a villain. Villains are more exciting.

I got offered to do Ben 10. Sue Blu was the [voice] director of that and I had worked with her - I think she was on Transformers as well. And she was so great.

It is a career of make-believe of masks. We all have masks in life.

I went and saw him [ John Hurt ] here in L.A.He did a one-man Beckett show of Krapp's Last Tape. I went back and saw him afterwards and what an actor he is. He is so gifted.

Kim Coates is really funny. He's a blast. If you have to get beaten up and tortured he's a good guy to get tortured by.

You have to be so confident and so gifted to fill five minutes of nothing at the very beginning of a play before even a word is uttered.

You have to kind of roll with the punches. That's why I think work begets work to a certain degree. I just try and keep busy.

[Kevin] Costner said "You don't have to do that... this is a wide shot so you can calm down.

I like Chicago. It's a great city. It's always fun to revisit it.

Phil Hicks was the guy that was in the ROTC that was going to go into the Vietnam War and thought that was the responsibility of the citizen.

I don't know if it matters what country you're from size of the city you're from urban or rural there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.

I play a garbage man who moonlights as a stand-up comedian. Terrible.

I wasn't Santa in Santa Jr. but I was Santa in Cancel Christmas.

I love the rehearsal process in the theatre and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience.

My first paid acting job was a movie called Fandango. It also starred Kevin Costner.

I took all the philosophy courses I could

Trace Adkins is such a great guy. Really is. And he's got that incredible voice - low deep. He throws words around like "my dental coverage.

It's great to work with people that you like any job no matter what you do.

I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes because children can't help the environment they're in.

I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan after David Strickland's suicide. I didn't see how we could make the show light and funny any more.

I put less stock in others' opinions than my own. No one else's opinions could derail me.

Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life.

All of the directors I've worked with I have loved and would work with again. I have no favorites.

While they would have provided financial support if I had needed it the greatest support my parents gave was emotional psychological.

I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration.

A fancy watch it's completely unnecessary. I just need a watch to tell the right time.

[John] Hughes is a great loss I think. He was the first filmmaker that could look at someone who was young without seeing them as being less.

In a good script it's really like a treasure map. You just focus on that all the answers are pretty much in it.

You know who was wonderful to work with? Was Paul Gleason may he rest in peace.

[John Hurt] just really gifted and I had a great time working with him and [am] very lucky to have worked with him.

John Hurt was incredible to work with.

[John] Hughes was open to that [rehearsal]. This can only happen if the director and/or the writer are open to that.

There was no one really like John Bender at my high school.

The movie that's had the most effect on me is Jaws. To this day when I'm in the ocean I'm hearing that music.

Sweets you couldn't ignore me if you tried.

You can be knocked down but it doesn't mean you're out.

I like the way the old Toyotas look

Trace Adkins doesn't talk too much but when he does he's got great stories. He's lived a great life.

It's a profession where merit is not necessarily rewarded.

I got to play Santa too. It's really important to play Santa you know.

Santa Jr. I was a cop. Yes I was officially Santa. But a younger Santa. He goes young clean-shaven to how we imagine Santa with all the white hair and beard and "Ho ho ho." Kind of funny.