The big secret in acting is listening to people
No, I never thought of it in those terms. I used to go into agents' offices and they'd have pictures of these handsome movie men and I knew I'd never be up there. I'm a journeyman actor. I didn't think about stardom.
I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.
When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
I don't act to live. I live to act.
If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?
Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere
I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.
My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own
So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.
I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
And that movie was underrated - Nuts - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.
And I did Batman, too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done.
All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.
Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
Fifty million dollars is not to be sneezed at. Of course, I never catch cold.
Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.
What do I need a movie for? The stage is on a higher level in every way, and a more satisfying medium. Movies, by comparison, are like calendar art next to great paintings. You can't really do very much in movies or in television, but the stage is such an anarchistic medium.
Recipe? Recipe? We don' need no stinkin' recipe.
From the age of four or five. I went to see a lot of Westerns then. But it was silent movies and I loved everything that happened then.
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