Top 9 Ian Holm Quotes of 2020

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Lan Holm: Milla Jovovich and Ian Holm in “The Fifth Element” (1997). “His portrayal of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogies ensured the magic of his craft could be shared by all generations. Ian Holm, Malleable Actor Who Played Lear and a Hobbit, Dies at 88 A character actor who eventually took leading roles.

Holm was cast as Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s mammoth three-part screen adaptation .he also played a role as Frodo Baggins in a 1981 radio adaptation of Lord of the Rings

King Lear:  In the theater, he ran the gamut of Shakespeare from the high-spirited Prince Hal to the tormented King Lear.

Sweet Hereafter: he did find a leading role in Atom Egoyan’s adaptation of Russell Banks’s The Sweet Hereafter  

Harold Pinter: Years later, in 2001, he took the role of Max, the aging patriarch, in the same play, presenting it at a Harold Pinter Festival at Lincoln Center in New York and in London. Information Collected from  (

Brazil: He played Napoleon in Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits, and hapless Mr. Kurtzmann in the same director’s Brazil 

Ian Holm Quotes

“The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you’re halfway there.”― Ian Holm

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“As an actor, I’m very much a company person. And this also goes through my life: I have a dread of responsibility. I like someone else to be in charge.”― Ian Holm

“It’s not easy to shout against real elements. The elements are big, and the human voice is very small.”― Ian Holm

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“All performances are different. I don’t think it’s necessary to compare one with another. I am just me playing the role of Lear. You’re bound to get a Holm approach to it, whatever that may be. I just got out there and did it. I’m very much a doer in my acting.”― Ian Holm

“I grew up with the great Sir Laurence Olivier, and I think it’s fair to say that a lot of actors of my age were influenced by his very individual vocal delivery. He was a showman who would always play to the gallery.”― Ian Holm

“Scarlett Johansson was wonderful in ‘Lost in Translation,’ and then, seemingly within a couple of weeks, she became completely Hollywoodised. I was shocked. I didn’t recognize her. I hope to God it’s just a phase.”― Ian Holm

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“I get a lot of fan mail addressed to Bilbo and sometimes Sir Bilbo – it’s hardly ever addressed to Ian Holm, in fact. My business manager drafts the replies, and then I pop in to the office and sign them, ‘Bilbo!’”― Ian Holm

“’Whatever it takes’ is my opinion of method acting and, indeed, any other kind of acting. Look at Brando and De Niro. But it’s not my cup of tea.”― Ian Holm

“If everyone’s ready for a shot to start, except for one actor who’s intent on getting to the bottom of their soul, it can be a bit annoying.”― Ian Holm

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