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!
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.
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.
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.
I'm still tap dancing. I'm still going.
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.
I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap into that sort of comic book reality.
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 have to be stretched in some way. There's not enough things that come my way that I fancy.
I have always had this energy, which I think of as overdrive.
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 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.
I loved the scent of the wallflowers in the evening.
At this point, it's either for fun or it's for money. I don't take movies that I don't really like.
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.
What I wanted more than anything was a long career.
Unless I try, I'm never really going to be at ease with myself.
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!
My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge.
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