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Born: 1945-10-19
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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If it's well written and well directed and you've got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It's very rare.

Tags: Good, Hard, Work

Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret, West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences. They send you out of the theater filled with music.

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The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered.

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Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving.

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Everybody's a dreamer.

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I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't.

Tags: Actor, Artist, Real

Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.

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For me, working on stage is much more exhausting than all the other mediums, but it's also much more thrilling.

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I consider myself a very lucky actor that, approaching 60, I'm still employed and employable.

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I find I have to walk a little faster in public these days, but it's very easy to remember when nobody had any idea who I was.

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I gave up shame a long time ago.

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I have a lot of faith in people.

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I keep looking for things I haven't done yet.

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I never get tired of hearing compliments.

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I was in 20 Shakespearean plays by the time I was 20.

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I'd sleep under a Vermeer.

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I'm a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife.

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I'm very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We've got to be careful and make sure we don't foul our own nest.

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If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely that they'll become readers, too.

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In animation, there's this exhilarating moment of discovery when you see the film and you say, Oh THAT'S what I was doing.

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It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.

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Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me.

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There's nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night.

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Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.

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Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.

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What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.

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When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible thing to do is go back to the theater.

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I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it's so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun, and you get to live at home.

Tags: Fun, Home, Work