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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…
Virtue is not photogenic, so I liked playing bad guys. But, whenever I played a bad guy, I tried to find something good in him,…
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…
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’m an actor; I have made my living by acting, and I almost think I owe it to the public to express my feelings and…
I was living in a terrible time when people were being accused of being communists, and they attacked the movie industry, especially the writers. People…
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.…
God bless Dad, he came to every one of my shows. I was bad, and I had horrible stage fright. My dad was so relieved…
Being second generation in Hollywood is complicated: Success is expected, and yet the track record of the second generation is not great. Only a small…
When I first came to Hollywood, the blacklist was just starting, and they were having hearings in Washington. What most people don’t know is the…
People are composed of many things, and in my work, what influences me is the complexity of people – the chiaroscuro of dark and light.…
My first job was on Broadway. Then I went into the Navy. When I came out of the Navy, I went back to Broadway and…
You know, sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say – you’re bright! They’re actually surprised I might be bright.
When you reach 95, after you get over your surprise, you start looking back.
Why can’t a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive.
Sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say, ‘You’re bright!’ They’re actually surprised I might be bright.
I was not a very good Jew. I never practised what Judaism tells you to do, to teach your kids all about Judaism.
It’s tough to make a movie about movies… We’re all too close to it. But ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’ was very good.
I was conscious of my father’s fame from the time I was 6.
I didn’t think I was so tough until I did ‘Champion’; then I was a tough guy.
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