Michael B. Jordan Quotes.
Sometimes when you grieve, you grieve at a time where you don’t really expect it. You might hear a song or you might smell something or see something that might trigger something, and all of a sudden you get hit with this rush of emotion.
I want to leave something behind. A blueprint. A work ethic. Something that my great-grandkids and their kids and their kids can see: This is where it started. Lineage. Intergenerational wealth. Things that are here forever. All that.
My life is so random. Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and… I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.
Being named Michael Jordan – I think growing up playing sports and having a name like Michael Jordan – and I was extremely competitive – I used to get teased a lot. But it made me want to strive for greatness and be able to compete at whatever I decided to do.
Doing ensembles and shows is one thing, but being able to front a feature is totally different. You can be a great actor, and supertalented, but there’s something about carrying a feature that’s unique.
I think that’s part of my evolution: realizing that I can say ‘no’ to things, even when I’m faced with that lull that comes between projects, and I get anxious because I feel like I need to be constantly working.
I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just… extra stuff, you know?
I think my dad is definitely my biggest role model, personally, just in my day-to-day life.
That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: You can become whoever you want to be.
I love sports. I’ve played basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track and field growing up.
I’m extremely blessed. There’s a lot of people trying to exactly what I’m doing, but I’m a part of that 9.1 percent that’s actually having their dream come true. I just don’t take that for granted.
I’ve never been the kind of guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.
Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.
I encourage first time filmmakers to be ambitious and take chances and risks, because you never know where your career is going to go.
I wanted to start creating opportunities for actors out there that weren’t so cut-and-dried… My ultimate goal with Outlier is to give these young creatives and young creative hustlers the opportunity to leave their fingerprint on the world.
I’ve said no to a lot of things because they didn’t make me a leading man. They put me in a category I wasn’t interested in.
You know, you can try and plan [filming] as much as you want, but you get there on game day and you get thrown a curve ball, I guess, hey, the game plan goes out the window. You’ve got to adapt.