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Born: 1916-12-09
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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You know, sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say - you're bright! They're actually surprised I might be bright.

Tags: Actually, Might, Sometimes

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.

Tags: Adversity, Deal, Philosophy

I have been an actor for most of my life. When I started out, I didn't think about anything except what was good for me. Like many movie stars, I became all wrapped up in myself.

Tags: Good, Life, Stars

People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don't think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.

Tags: Great, Movies, Old

People are composed of many things, and in my work, what influences me is the complexity of people - the chiaroscuro of dark and light. When I play a strong guy, I try to find, where is he weak? And, conversely, when I play a weak guy, where is he strong?

Tags: Dark, Strong, Work

Too often, I have not been what I wanted to be; I've succumbed to pressures. Yes, I have. The things I've done that I liked, I've always done against advice.

Tags: Advice, Done, Wanted

When you have a stroke, you must talk slowly to be understood, and I've discovered that when I talk slowly, people listen. They think I'm going to say something important!

Tags: Listen, Talk, Understood

If you want to know about a man you can find out an awful lot by looking at who he married.

Tags: Awful, Looking, Married

Listen - pacemaker, crash, stroke. What does it mean? God doesn't want me now. That's all.

Tags: God, Listen, Mean

Acting is a youthful profession.

Tags: Acting, Profession, Youthful

All children are natural actors, and I'm still a kid. If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor.

Tags: Actor, Children, Grow

Fame is as much about luck as it is about talent, perhaps more.

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Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.

Tags: Fear, Makes, Terrible

I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.

Tags: Abject, Nowhere, Poverty

I don't need a critic to tell me I'm an actor. I make my own way. Nobody's my boss. Nobody's ever been my boss.

Tags: Actor, Boss, Tell

I guess I was a bad boy... Yes, yes, I've had lots of women in my life.

Tags: Bad, Life, Women

I have one computer that my wife gave me. All I know how to do, and I do it every day, is play Spider Solitaire. And I don't have a cell phone.

Tags: Gave, Phone, Wife

I know Italians and I like them. A lot of my father's best friends were Italians.

Tags: Best, Father, Friends

I never had any desire to be a film actor. I never thought I was the good-looking movie type, which I assumed they wanted.

Tags: Desire, Thought, Wanted

If I have to speak in public, I am terrified.

Tags: Public, Speak, Terrified
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If I thought a man had never committed a sin in his life, I don't think I'd want to talk with him. A man with flaws is more interesting.

Tags: Him, Life, Thought

In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.

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Love has more depth as you get older.

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No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right.

Tags: Bad, Matter, Speech

Now, what does an actor who can't talk do? Wait for silent pictures to come back?

Tags: Silent, Talk, Wait

Sometimes, the thing that ties you down sets you free.

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The learning process continues until the day you die.

Tags: Die, Learning, Until

Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.

Tags: Big, Nice, Smile

What would my parents think about America if they arrived here today? Would they even want to come? I wonder.

Tags: America, Parents, Today

When you become a star, you don't change - everyone else does.

Tags: Become, Change, Else

When you reach 95, after you get over your surprise, you start looking back.

Tags: After, Looking, Start

Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive.

Tags: Sweet, Why, Woman