Legendary actor and C&I's May/June 2023 cover star Lou Diamond Phillips has some pretty wise things to say. Here are some of our favorite Lou Diamond Phillips quotes.
The man, the myth, the legend — actor Lou Diamond Phillips has been dropping quotes of gold since he entered the business in the 1980s. From La Bamba to Young Guns to The Night Stalker and beyond, Phillips has seen the entertainment industry from all sides and collected unique experiences that have given him the wisdom we all know and love him for.
Without further ado, prepare to be enlightened.
- “Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget.”
2. “Hollywood will put you in a box, so to speak. Some people will have seen you in La Bamba or another dramatic film and think, ‘Okay, that’s what Lou does.’ But they don’t really have an idea of the range or diversity that I can bring to a project.”
3. “I was raised to be humble, whether it’s my military background through my father or the Asian background. You don’t toot your own horn’ that was crass.”
4. “If your intentions are pure, and if you go in and you do the best work that you can do, you try to make the best film that you can make, give the best performance you can give, you are aiming for classicism. You’re not aiming for what’s trendy. You’re aiming for the long run.”
5. “It's another beautiful day at the Red Pony bar and continual soiree. This is Henry speaking” ~ Henry Standing Bear, Longmire
Lou Diamond Phillips graced the cover of our May/June 2023 issue on newsstands now. You can get your own Lou Diamond Phillips cover now at a bookstore near you or through the C&I store. Head over here to read our full cover story with Lou Diamond Phillips for this latest issue.