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Memorable Quotes by Ana de Armas

I've always been very ambitious, and I always knew that I wanted something else. Cuba was a good start, but I knew I wasn't going to develop a real career, and I wanted to get closer to filmmakers that I wanted to work with.
Ana de Armas
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The sets were incredible. You would walk in at 6 in the morning, and we were really living in 'Blade Runner.'
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I try not to look too far ahead. I'm more about living day to day and working hard. I think it's great to visualize a dream, but it's more important to make it come true with your efforts.
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I want to show how strong and smart women are. We go through so much. We need to see that on screen. Those female parts are not many, but they are out there, and I have to find some. I want that chance.
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I want to do everything and beyond. I want to create impact.
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When you get to Hollywood, you have to start from zero, whatever you've done before.
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I didn't get to play many video games when I was growing up.
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I think I had 'Super Mario' and 'Tetris' around, and that's it.
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I can't stay in one place for too long.
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When you have three days to work on a scene, you can give all that love to the movie.
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When I moved to L.A. and had my first meeting with my agents, they asked me what I wanted for my career. And I didn't speak English at the time, but I did say, 'I wanna be Ryan Gosling as a woman.' So I got very excited to play opposite him.
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It's hard to explain to my parents what's going on. You can't compare Hollywood with Cuba. I didn't even know I could dream this.
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I want to try as many different roles as I can. I want to do everything.
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Everyone deserves the opportunity to fight for the part they want.
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My childhood memories are amazing; I had freedom in every way - but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.
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I prefer flat shoes and comfort: I feel more like myself.
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I normally speak by moving my hands, and I'm very expressive with my face - something Cuban, I guess.
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When I was twelve, I heard about the National Theater School, and I told my parents, 'That's what I want to do.' And that was it.
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This business - the auditions, the anxiety - it's all so, aaah, crazy! But I can always call my mom in Cuba to be reminded of what real life is.
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The thing is to convince people that a part not written for a Latina woman - or maybe not even written for a woman at all - is a female part. You convince them you can do it.
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At some point, I would like to start creating my own things. If people don't write the scripts I like, then I will do my own.
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I don't mind playing someone's girlfriend or wife if I have something to say, if I bring something to the picture, if I can be strong and powerful and say smart things. If not, then it's just boring.
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After having a career in Spain for eight years, I went back to being anonymous again, having to prove myself to the industry and myself, to prove I was capable of acting in a different language. It was a good challenge, and I can't complain.
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I like vaporous clothing with flowers and colors.
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I know it sounds like I'm playing all these wives and girlfriends, but they're not waiting at home. I wear the pants.
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I've tried to choose roles where women are not just reacting or waiting for something to happen.
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Moving to L.A. was hard. I had a career in Spain, and you have to forget your ego. I was a nobody again.
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I don't like feeling stuck, like I'm not going anywhere.
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My life and career have been a big improvisation.
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The first 'Blade Runner' is a cool movie. It's a classic. Just to be part of the sequel was such an honor and a beautiful learning experience.
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I moved to Madrid with 200 bucks in my pocket to see what was going to happen. Of course, I didn't know that 200 euros was nothing, because in Cuba, 200 was a lot, and the money I had been saving from my movies.
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I think women, we are very interesting. We have a lot to say, and sometimes it's frustrating how all the lead parts are for men.
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It always depends on who you work with. It is not about the budget, not about the countries but about people.
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I am not a person who plans things in advance.
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I always need to keep moving.
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I'm ambitious in a good way. I've never wanted to settle as long as I've thought there's more.
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I would watch movies on the couch in my house. If I saw a scene played by a woman or a man - it doesn't matter - a scene I really liked, I would right away run to the mirror and repeat it.
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You can always go back to the place where you were comfortable, the place where you're from.
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The truth is that I'm not very disciplined with diets. In general, I do whatever makes me happy in life, and food makes me quite happy!
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My grandparents were from Spain, and I had a Spanish passport.
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I'm very impatient. I always want more.
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When I was 13, I auditioned for the theater school, and I was there for four years. In the meantime, I did my first three movies, all in Cuba.
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I put a lot of trust in my stylist, Micaela Erlanger.
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I don't want to be in the spotlight, ever! I don't know why I got in this profession!
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