Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.
The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process.
You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five.
I don't think about Hollywood at all.
That was my one big Hollywood hit, but, in a way, it hurt my picture career. After that, I was typecast as a lion, and there just weren't many parts for lions.
There are MAYBE 30 years worth of ideas out there... watch for the feature version of ER in about 25 years... Hollywood has become hopelessly chained to the bottom line.
And I wasn't crazy about Hollywood in those days.
I always felt Jimmy was trapped in Hollywood. He felt it himself. He loved aviation so much and he wanted to be able to do more of that. He somehow just got stuck here.
Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to.
Hollywood is what you make it; you have to choose company with care because you become what they are.
I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
I don't think the competition's so rough, within the majority of movies made in Hollywood.
In Hollywood if you are not working, you are a leper. True, you are probably living in the most expensive leper colony in the world.
In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail.
I think a lot of Hollywood is in retreat right now trying to figure out how to make money and make the safest bets.
Conditions in the [movie] industry somehow propose the paradox: "We brought you here for your individuality but while you're here we insist that you do everything to conceal it.
In Hollywood, as I've often said, if you don't sing or dance, you end up as an after-dinner speaker.
I don't think I know a Scientologist except when I see one or two of their actors on the Hollywood screen.
Hollywood's like Egypt, full of crumbled pyramids. It'll never come back. It'll just keep on crumbling until finally the wind blows the last studio prop across the sands.
A director in Hollywood in my time couldn't do what he wanted to do.
I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood.
If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic.
Broke is a Hollywood term!
Then when I got to Hollywood, the first musical I did was Festival in 1977.
When it comes to turning out movies, I'm for Hollywood.
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