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Wallace Shawn's Profile

Brief about Wallace Shawn: By info that we know Wallace Shawn was born at 1943-11-12. And also Wallace Shawn is American Actor.

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'The Princess Bride' is by far the most popular film I've ever done. I don't think I'll ever top it.

Tags: Done, Far, Film

There's nothing regular about my life at all, really. I don't keep a regular schedule and every day is different. It's all rather chaotic.

Tags: Keep, Life, Rather

You know, I haven't written as much as most other writers. Certainly maybe those who keep a more regular schedule accomplish more.

Tags: Keep, Maybe, Written

Acting is trying to be absolutely truthful; to get audiences to believe that you are a dean, when, actually, not only are you not the dean, but if you walked into the building they'd probably throw you out. That's very hard.

Tags: Acting, Hard, Trying

After being in one movie, it didn't seem like that would be my life. I had done several jobs, briefly. I'd been a shipping clerk, I worked in a copy shop, I didn't think the acting was going to go on and on.

Tags: After, Done, Life

Before I was 5, I did have a lot of time on my hands. I had no job and really no career, and I spent an awful lot of time listening to records. It was more the classical ones, really - Prokofiev, and I think there was some Mozart in there, and more impressionistic composers like Delius.

Tags: Career, Job, Time

But because we've all been readers, we know what the experience is like, and we hope that what certain writers have given to us, we will give to someone.

Tags: Experience, Hope, Someone

Children, I always think, are just putting on a performance of being naive and not understanding anything. I have worked with children in films, and they're treated as adults and they just drop the pretense of being children.

Tags: Children, Films, Worked

Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself.

Tags: Himself, May, Others

For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.

Tags: Thinking, Time, Writing

For some reason, people find me funny. It's quite hard to define why a thought is funny. It's even harder to define why a person would be funny. It's a word that I can't define at all. But whether I know quite what it is or not, I seem to be it.

Tags: Funny, Hard, Thought

From being a writer of plays, it was not that surprising that somebody thought of giving me a job as an actor. After I played one part, others came along.

Tags: Giving, Job, Thought

I am recognized a lot for 'Clueless,' but I am recognized a great deal for 'The Princess Bride.' I don't know... maybe everybody who has seen that movie just goes out on the street.

Tags: Everybody, Great, Movie

I choose parts because I don't want to be embarrassed when the movie comes out. What if my friends were to see the movie? What if my niece or nephew wandered into the theater and saw the movie? I don't want to be too ashamed of it.

Tags: Choose, Friends, Movie

I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character... This happens to be a feature of my life generally.

Tags: Funny, Humor, Life

I grew up. I began to think the United States had some problems that really required the help of artistic people to solve. And I gave myself permission to be a writer instead of a civil servant.

Tags: Help, Problems, United

I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!

Tags: Age, Dreams, Life

I probably have a higher opinion of my writing than the average person, at least when I'm in a good mood, but I don't really think of my plays as only being relevant to a particular month or year.

Tags: Good, Opinion, Writing

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.

Tags: Full, Humanity, Mothers

I started writing plays in around 1967, and at a certain point, I thought, 'I'm writing plays, I should learn about acting and what it is.' So I went to the HB Studio in New York, and I was there for about nine months.

Tags: Acting, Thought, Writing