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Melanie Griffith quotes on God, acting, life, business, marriage, and work.

27 Melanie Griffith Quotes On Acting, Life And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: August 9, 1957

Born In: New York City

Born and raised in Hollywood, Melanie Griffith had early exposure to the world of glamor. Graduating from Hollywood Professional School at the age of 16, Melanie plunged into acting right away as a teenager. Starting her career with the 1975 film ‘Night Moves,’ Melanie quickly made a name for herself with Brian de Palma’s thriller ‘Body Double.’ She later received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for the 1989 film ‘Working Girl.’ She also forged a successful career in television with award winning roles in series’ such as ‘Buffalo Girls’ and ‘RKO 281.’ She has shared her views and thoughts on several issues and topics, including films, acting, life, business, smoking, and work. We have curated her quotes from her interviews, talk shows, films, and articles.

There are many ups and downs in everyone's life and when you're an actor usually you're a very sensitive human being.

Melanie Griffith

I have terrible PMS. I just went a little crazy.

Melanie Griffith

I'm not a feminist, but I just think it's a really cool process working with a woman as a director.

Melanie Griffith

If they could cut off my head and put it onto another body that was, like, 20 years old, I would do that.

Melanie Griffith

I like smoking! I mean, God, I quit everything else, can't I smoke?

Melanie Griffith

In Spain there's the king - and then there's Antonio.

Melanie Griffith

There's a sculpture in our bedroom, a solid brass replica of Antonio's manhood. It's very expensive, he gave it to me as a romantic gift.

Melanie Griffith

Most people are telling me I look horrible.

Melanie Griffith

You know who helped me a lot? Jane Fonda. She said, Look at how many times I've been up and I've been down. So don't worry about anything.

Melanie Griffith

I don't think I'm beautiful. When I look in the mirror, I just see me - and, I'm pretty used to me.

Melanie Griffith

Honestly I've enjoyed every part that I've done. Literally. Every one.

Melanie Griffith

In my profession you have to be very strong within yourself in order to block out the rejection and block out the opinions and the commentary that happens.

Melanie Griffith

It's not about my career now. It's just about finding great work and having a good time.

Melanie Griffith

People who think radio acting is easy are wrong, because you got nothing to work with but your voice.

Melanie Griffith

Angelina Jolie may get Antonio Banderas in bed for eight hours on a movie set, but I get him in bed everyday.

Melanie Griffith

Oh, my career. What career? I'm over 40.

Melanie Griffith

I've just recently gotten divorced so I have a whole new horizon to conquer.

Melanie Griffith

When I was 34, people would say, What's going to happen to you when you're 40? What are you going to do? You don't have much time left. And I was like, what are you talking about?

Melanie Griffith

I don't walk around with fear. I walk around with strength. I believe in cause and effect.

Melanie Griffith

I have four kids - they're 19 to 33 - that I love more than anything.

Melanie Griffith

You only got one life. You can't sit around waiting for your next life to begin.

Melanie Griffith

I'm more relaxed about life now that I'm older. I like it-despite the wrinkles. It's what I feel inside that's precious.

Melanie Griffith

I'm an actress so the amount of rejection and commentary you get right to your face is pretty rough.

Melanie Griffith

There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.

Melanie Griffith

I think there's something inherently different about working with females. I mean, it's just a different way of looking at life, being a woman. But I think we can handle many things at one time and I don't think that's necessarily true for men.

Melanie Griffith

People are not used to seeing an older woman on screen, unless she's playing a character role. Why can't they make a movie about a woman who's forty-five who's falling in love or getting divorced? Why does the leading role always have to be a woman who's twenty-three or twenty-eight?

Melanie Griffith

To break boundaries interests me. With all the knowledge that is available now in the world, it should be accessible to everyone. You can get so much information on the Internet now, and yet there are so many places in the world where people just don't have the education.

Melanie Griffith