Agent: You are not an actor, Donnie. You are a rude, confused little boy.
Donnie: Now don't confuse talent with behavior.
Agent: Go home to your mother.
Donnie: You're still fired.
Narrator: Donnie Benton--defined by Webster as an actor, defined by life as one who is broke, hungry, and bitterly denied. Donnie Benton--defined by himself as one who will not be denied, by fate or by man.
Norma: Lieutenant, an actor has a built-in radar. He doesn't have to see a notice about a reading. He just knows.
Norma: Don, you're a wonderful actor.
Donnie: I've been trying to tell that to people for a long time.
Donnie: (to Flint) Jack, you got me all wrong. I play for myself.