Annette Benning

Annette Benning


5/29/1958, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A

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    • Annette: One of the reasons that being human is so fascinating is that we only can inspire each other. We can't inspire ourselves in the same way that someone else can inspire us, and it's so funny that that's how it seems to be setup.

    • Annette: (on being a mom) I have my good days and bad days. I'm certainly not a perfect mother, but I am an avid mother, let me put it that way.

    • Annette: (on good acting being more like taking off a mask rather than putting on one) With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul. So being able to do that, in a way, is terrifying. And in another way, truly liberating.

    • Annette: I want people to be encouraged who are involved in the business to follow their hearts and that there are ways of getting things done that potentially have some meaning.

    • Benning: Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.

    • Annette: The movie business is tough, it's driven by economics, and economics are about trying to get a lot of people into the theater. That's the reality of the business, the culture we're in.