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Born: 1943-08-28
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.

Tags: Good, Trying, Work

One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.

Tags: Football, Heart, Team

My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.

Tags: History, Science, Teacher

I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children.

Tags: Children, Parent, Path

I like to eat and I love the diversity of foods.

Tags: Eat, Food, Love

It's only when gravity starts to take over you begin to think about your body.

Tags: Begin, Body, Gravity

Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools.

Tags: Father, Husband, Work

A job is a very healthy thing to do.

Tags: Healthy, Job

Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it.

Tags: Move, Rewards, Time

I was an accidental actor. I was never formally trained.

Tags: Accidental, Actor, Trained

I was born into a family of preachers.

Tags: Born, Family, Preachers

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British theatre would cease to exist.

Tags: British, Exist, Theatre

It's important to move the theatre into the 21st Century.

Tags: Century, Move, Theatre

Music always came first. I never set out to be an actor.

Tags: Actor, Music

The most important thing is story-telling. It's as singular and old-fashioned as that.

Tags: Singular

Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others.

Tags: Home, Open, Others

At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing.

Tags: Old, School, Someone

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I'd already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.

Tags: Anger, Time, Working

I went into acting because I had to make a good living. I had a child now and I had to support him any way I could... I wasn't happy, but I wasn't unhappy. I was just doing what I had to do to survive.

Tags: Good, Happy, Him

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise. It's something I long for but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I'm OK.

Tags: Fitness, Once, Problem

Paul and I were both struggling actors. One night he would serve me in a restaurant, and the next night I would serve him. It was what out of work actors did.

Tags: Him, Night, Work

People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.

Tags: Education, Job, Music

To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard.

Tags: Hurt, Knowledge, Woman
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History is history. What is done is done.

Tags: Done, History

I don't want to be limited or ghettoized in any way.

Tags: Limited

I think America loves cooperative black men. I am not against Colin Powell, but I know who he is.

Tags: America, Black, Men

Shakespeare wrote about love. I write about love. Shakespeare wrote about gang warfare, family feuds and revenge. I write about all the same things.

Tags: Family, Love, Revenge

The gap between the young people and the rest of society is that... young people don't have hope.

Tags: Hope, Society, Young

Black people don't know what white people are talking about when they talk about a Sister Souljah moment. I tell them it's the moment you meet a proud, beautiful black woman you can never forget.

Tags: Beautiful, Forget, Woman

I never said I was an angel. Nor am I innocent or holy like the Virgin Mary. What I am is natural and serious and as sensitive as an open nerve on an ice cube.

Tags: Holy, Said, Serious

I think that the path that I took was normal in the American society where young women and men are not trained as to how to make the transition from being a girl to being a woman, from being a boy to being a man. And so I think that most young people in America live by trial and error, and not by parental instruction, community guidance.

Tags: Men, Society, Women

I was well known to African Americans before Bill Clinton discovered me. He was like Christopher Columbus riding up on something he didn't understand.

Tags: African, Known, Understand

My definition of good is that you understand that this is a question of power. That you be willing to give up some power. That you be willing to give up some resources.

Tags: Give, Good, Power

So for everybody who allows themselves to be separated from me because I said 'African' instead of 'Nubian' or 'Black' or 'Kemet' or 'original' or 'Israelite,' don't be so foolish. I say 'African' because the continent of Africa is the land from which we all originate. It is the word that we are most familiar with right now.

Tags: Black, Said, Word

Everyone tells me that I have a very sweet face! I'd like to change that. I wish I had a more flexible face!

Tags: Change, Everyone, Wish

Although working with Amitabh Bacchan was a different experience altogether, I just enjoyed it.

Tags: Enjoyed, Experience, Working

As far as I'm concerned I've never had a problem with anybody, no rivalry.

Tags: Anybody, Far, Problem

But if I had to do it, handle money, then I think I could be responsible, yes.

Tags: Handle, Money, Yes

I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.

Tags: Flowers, Love, Time

I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags, and ethnic jewelery.

Tags: Ethnic, Love, Shoes

I'd like to be known for my character.

Tags: Character, Known

If I have to do something, I feel I should do it perfectly, and ofcourse, Hindi language is a problem.

Tags: Hindi, Language, Problem

Luckily I have a brother who looks after my administration and my money, because I'm a total spendthrift.

Tags: After, Brother, Money

I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen, my mother sends me out! Because whenever I try a dish from a book, it comes out bad.

Tags: Bad, Book, Mother

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.

Tags: Dad, Science, Someone
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