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Born: 1947-03-19
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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We have to be vulnerable as actors, but we have to protect ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Protect, Vulnerable

When I hear that somebody's difficult, I think, Oh, I can't wait to work with them.

Tags: Difficult, Wait, Work

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were so upset by her behavior, they literally demanded her blood.

Tags: Behavior, Blood, Her

You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does.

Tags: Characters, Else, Love

I knew the term Stepford Wife, and I knew what that meant. I never read the book, and I think before I started filming I watched the movie. I thought it was very dated.

Tags: Book, Thought, Wife

I've been sacrificing my life for my work for 30 years, and now I want it the other way around. I want to find work that fits into my life and that would be based here.

Tags: Here, Life, Work

It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.

Tags: Big, Control, Worry

We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors.

Tags: Enough, Good, Women

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.

Tags: Actor, Death, Happen

It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways.

Tags: Full, House, Stories

Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do.

Tags: Heart, Human, Soul

Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I'm proud of that.

Tags: Bunny, Language, Proud

I get bored talking about myself, but I can talk about the work.

Tags: Bored, Talk, Work

I had a great time on The Shield. From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement.

Tags: Great, Law, Time

I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.

Tags: Somebody, Talent, Trying

With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools.

Tags: Difficult, Ego, Women

As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.

Tags: Actor, Good, Writing

Diva has a negative connotation.

Tags: Diva, Negative

Good roles are hard to find no matter what age.

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I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people.

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I don't like public venues. I never know what to wear.

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I don't think the tabloids find me very interesting.

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I had a dresser who literally squeezed me in like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.

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I never got into this business thinking I'd be like a movie star.

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I think there are certain actors that have that kind of energy about them, that taking over a room energy.

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I'm an actor, that's my contribution.

Tags: Actor

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.

Tags: Driven, Genius, Passionate

It is very difficult for girls. They're told to look one way, but to act another way.

Tags: Act, Another, Difficult

It puts you in a kind of a strange situation where everybody is looking at every little thing you do.

Tags: Everybody, Looking, Strange

It's not good to be in a situation where people don't want to direct you or don't want to question something.

Tags: Good, Question, Situation

The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.

Tags: Attraction, Best, Saying

There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.

Tags: Big, Houses, Wealth

There's something about a catharsis that is very important.

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I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Tags: Good, Love, Peace

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.

Tags: Land, Remember, Took

We do not want riches, we want peace and love.

Tags: Love, Peace, Riches

Even if you live forty or fifty years in this world, and then die, you cannot take all your goods with you.

Tags: Cannot, Die, Fifty

The Great Spirit will not make me suffer because I am ignorant. He will put me in a place where I shall be better off than in this world.

Tags: Great, Place, Put

The white man has got the gold out of the land which belonged to the red man.

Tags: Gold, Land, White

The whites are the same everywhere. I see them every day.

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The whites, who are educated and civilized, swindle me, and I am not hard to swindle because I do not know how to read and write.

Tags: Hard, Read, Write

You whites make all the ammunition.

Tags: Ammunition, Whites

When I was a young man, I was poor. In a war with other nations, I was in eighty-seven fights. There I received my name and was made Chief of my nation. But now I am old and am for peace.

Tags: Peace, War, Young
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