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Born: 1945-03-01
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.

Tags: Idea, Money, Write

I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years.

Tags: Ask, Took, Worst

It helps to be able to be alone. 'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don't do that. Ask my ex-wife.

Tags: Alone, Done, Writing

Life: my favorite occupation.

Tags: Favorite, Life, Occupation

Movies are movies, television is television.

Tags: Movies, Television

My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it.

Tags: Alone, Room, Time

The best things in life are usually difficult.

Tags: Best, Difficult, Life

The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.

Tags: Another, Getting, Stars

The space genre is timeless.

Tags: Genre, Space, Timeless

There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever.

Tags: Become, Lives, Moment

Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!

Tags: Money, Show, Time

We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that's been hanging around and killed our dog, we don't have a care in the world.

Tags: Care, Dog, Here

When I was a young actor... the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected.

Tags: Actor, Talent, Young

Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.

Tags: Children, God, Parents

Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.

Tags: Another, Films, Office

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.

Tags: History, Nice, Work

I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy.

Tags: Lifetime, Medical, Normal

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.

Tags: Actor, True, Wish

It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.

Tags: Good, Money, Rich

Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.

Tags: Life, Matter, Sympathy

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.

Tags: Children, Emotional, Home

I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime.

Tags: Serenity, Whatever, Willing

Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.

Tags: Health, Success, Time
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I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length.

Tags: Impossible, Place, Single

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.

Tags: Free, Sympathy, Wait

It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.

Tags: Become, Best, Real

America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts.

Tags: America, Nation, Time

Change is good. And in fact unavoidable.

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I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume!

Tags: Costume, Fit

I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.

Tags: Books, Nonfiction, Written

If you want to have great success, you'd better give them what they want, but so be it.

Tags: Give, Great, Success

You can't leave civilization behind entirely.

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Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.

Tags: Dream, Famous, Rich

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.

Tags: Happen, Talent, Voice

To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked.

Tags: Acting, Music, Writing

A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.

Tags: Book, Fiction, Stage

Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.

Tags: Anybody, Film, Write

From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life.

Tags: Happy, Health, Life

From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.

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Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.

Tags: Allowed, Dumb, Speaking

Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.

Tags: Business, Thinking, Today

I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.

Tags: Life, Parents, Time

I never get involved with the ladies I work with.

Tags: Involved, Ladies, Work

I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage.

Tags: Career, Film, Wanted
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