A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting
I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
My parents were so poor when I was a kid, I never went anywhere. I take our youngsters with us because I don't know anything that teaches them so much.
I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then
It's a funny thing about me. I don't have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry
I was never trained for anything
Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I.
I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me
I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans. It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else
I've always had a great respect for the picture business. It's been good to me
I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good
I'm working myself to death.
I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I.
I was a dummy in school.
Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth
I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve
Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks. I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money and not enough about the really good parts.
Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again
I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen
I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day
It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have
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