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Alan Alda's Profile

Brief about Alan Alda: By info that we know Alan Alda was born at 1936-01-28. And also Alan Alda is American Actor.

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It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

Tags: Famous, Happy, Rich

Kids are natural scientists.

Tags: Kids, Natural, Scientists

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.

Tags: Father, Mother, Try

No, I never thought about my image. It interests me that there are people who do, that they seem to be methodical about it.

Tags: Image, Seem, Thought

Really top-notch directors, I've often worked with them just to see how they work.

Tags: Often, Work, Worked

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school.

Tags: Business, School, Selling

As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what's personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn't ring true.

Tags: Personal, True, Work

After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life.

Tags: After, Dead, Life

And I think belief is one of those things that comes to people in their own way. And just because I believe in something doesn't mean I think that you should.

Tags: Belief, Mean

I don't really worry about the size of the part much any more. It's nice to have more time to work on the character, and to have big scenes to play. But if there's something playable there, and if it's interesting to do, then that's nice.

Tags: Nice, Time, Work

I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me.

Tags: Business, Knowledge, Whole

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.

Tags: Enough, Good, Question

I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don't agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.

Tags: Change, Until, Used

I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.

Tags: Mother, Time, Trying

I was always interested in figuring things out. I'd do experiments, like combining things I found around the house to see what would happen if I put them together.

Tags: Happen, Put, Together

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?

Tags: Show, Wait, Win

I've sat looking down into a volcano that could blow at any moment; I've helped catch a shark and several rattlesnakes; I let a tarantula walk across my hand, and I ate rat soup.

Tags: Looking, Moment, Walk

It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.

Tags: Character, Fun, Mean

It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.

Tags: Good, Life, Trying

What I always wanted to get seen as was as a good actor, when it was the acting I was doing. When I'm writing, I want to try to be seen as a good writer.

Tags: Good, Try, Writing