Cliff Curtis Quotes.
People were nicer to me when I was in the arts. I experienced extreme racism in small-town New Zealand. Racism which really went away when I got into the arts.
While I respect my cousin Annette Sykes’ commitment in engaging in the political process, I do not endorse or support any political party.
While I respect my cousin Annette Sykes commitment in engaging in the political process, I do not endorse or support any political party.
As an actor … at some point you’ve got to forget that the crew’s there in order to do your job.
I was a manual labourer. I figured out really early on that the value of my life could be determined by my hourly rate as a manual labourer digging holes.
I don’t play bad guys. I think that’s why I keep getting cast as bad guys: because I don’t want to play bad guys. I want to play human beings that struggle with life.
I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously, and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster.
As an actor, you’ve got to have faith in the director’s vision, that the director has a vision for this that is greater than the critics say.
I did a weird thing when I was about 24. For four years I had written quite a lot of poetry, and I started reading through it and thought some of it was really good. So I burnt it all.