Verne Troyer passed away in Los Angeles at age 49. Looking back on at his impressive career, which included a breakout role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, Troyer had many moments where he served as an inspiration for those who may not think its possible to rise to the top in Hollywood. Troyer was just 2-foot-8 because of achondroplasia dwarfism.
Despite his small stature, Troyer was often the biggest and most recognizable personality in the room and he often shared his thoughts on his improbable rise to fame.
Here are the very best quotes from Troyer throughout his memorable career.
Verne Troyer Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings
I can play the leading man. I can play the action hero, maybe in just a different way. I look at it as, you know, if you set your mind to it, you can do it.
I stay away from the elf roles; I stay away from playing a leprechaun. All the roles I try to do are something that an average actor would do.
I’m a big sports fan. College football
is my favorite.
I still pinch myself that I ended up in Hollywood. And I am still surprised at the fans.
What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh.
There’s times when you’re having dinner with a good friend and you’re in the middle of a conversation and somebody comes up and cuts you off. Can you sign this? Can I take a picture with you? I’m adjusting to all the attention.
In Men in Black, it was a very small character, no pun intended.
There’s nobody else that can double me – except for a doll.
I used to be Amish. I had to stay a lot with my grandparents or aunts and uncles who are Amish, so I was sort of partially Amish. When I go back there now I still get into that culture. I can drive a horse and buggy because they don’t use cars. And, of course, there’s no electricity. I respect them a lot. The Amish like to live a very plain lifestyle, the way they think God intended. It sort of brings you back to like Little House on the Prairie days or something.
L.A. is so fake – girls there are so superficial.