Words matter. These are the best Nathan Lane Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I want the kind of career where I can move back and forth.
I didn’t know Charlie before doing the movie, but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.
I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.
One of the nicest compliments I would get very often on the street is people would say, ‘I love you on ‘The Good Wife.’ I just can’t tell whether I should like you or hate you!’
I’m one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades.
Look, I’m 40, I’m single, and I work in musical theater – you do the math!
I don’t know what goes on in their heads out in Hollywood.
I have my aluminum siding business, and that’s going like a house afire.
I’m still the fat kid from high school who never had a date.
As a kid, I loved ‘Godot’ because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it’s much more resonant.
Not to sound too pessimistic, but I just don’t see me having the film career that I maybe hoped for after ‘The Birdcage.’ I think people just didn’t know what to do with me.
People think they know who I am, because I’ve played so many very, very out gay men on stage, and they think that’s me.
It’s certainly not a shock to find that the industry has no imagination. I think people don’t know what it is I do. Because half the time you’re talking to people who are in their 20s, and I’ve been doing this for over 25 years.
The thing that everyone remembers about ‘Bambi’ is that moment. ‘The Lion King,’ took it to quite an extreme because it was an action sequence: his father was killed in a wildebeest stampede – I related, because mine was, too.
It’s a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing; you have to figure it out as you go along.
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
I’m really an honorary Jew, you know; all the best people are. I really do feel Jewish, even though I’m a Catholic. The way the Church has been behaving, I’m happy to be Jewish.
There are some people that the press like to pick on and not just the gay press, but the press in general. And some people, the press just doesn’t care about at all.
Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.
I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it’s going to annoy someone.
What about Broadway? Yes, I’m involved with a new musical based on ‘The Adams Family.’
I never like seeing myself on screen.
People always think I’m Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz.
He’s so interesting because you think you know Dennis Hopper, but you don’t really know Dennis Hopper. I don’t really know Dennis Hopper, I just know him from the silver screen.
I got to do the movie, and people who enjoyed ‘The Birdcage’ came out to see me on stage when I did ‘Forum.’ It introduced me to a whole new audience that wasn’t familiar with my stage work.