With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience... hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini!
Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them.
As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible. I'm not sure that I ever could, but I certainly had the ability to pass unnoticed.
It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think that maybe I could actually do this. Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I've sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven't been familiar with before.
In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator.
When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence that comes with the certainty that you're not going to get something. I was very rough around the edges.
Vancouver is the most wonderful place. I put it up there with San Francisco and Sydney as a kind of magic sort of harbor city.
It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great luxury when I am in England.
I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.
My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge.
My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s and suddenly I got this call from Fellini, who just appeared to kind of love me!
Unless I try, I'm never really going to be at ease with myself.
What I wanted more than anything was a long career.
I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were.
I've never wanted to become a politician, an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate and make a load of money. I just wanted this.
The very first film I ever saw was during the war. My mother took me, I must have been about 4, and that was Beau Geste, with Gary Cooper.
I'm still tap dancing. I'm still going.
I was very disappointed that so much of the work I did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.
A lot of newspapers say, Terence Stamp is playing himself and we're as bored as he is.
A lot of people only see me as villains.
A lot of young directors, they're not confident; they're not open to the emotional level of the scene.
All actors are incredibly insecure.
Although you have some films that are a real bummer, there's always a film that comes up where it's just heaven.
At this point, it's either for fun or it's for money. I don't take movies that I don't really like.
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