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.
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.
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?
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.