Brion James

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Born Tuesday 20 February 1945, died Saturday 7 August 1999

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

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Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together, connecting people.

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I've never considered myself a leading man, don't look like one, don't want to be one.

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I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies.

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I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12. It was for people in the business and you didn't have to have any money to go, which was good because I was broke.

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In the '70s, everybody was doing drugs, so long as you showed up and did your work, they'd use you until you died.

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I couldn't say no to jobs and I couldn't say no to drugs. I'd get high from a movie, I'd be somebody else because I didn't particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn't know what to do.

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I was a different kind of kid, oversensitive and all that.

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My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I've done my job.

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I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy.

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The interesting part of the process is developing the character, you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer, or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is. So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss.

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I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that.

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I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice.

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You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out.

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I'm a character actor, so I don't take the hit if the movie's bad, the lead does. So, I don't want to be the lead. He takes the hit, I don't.

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I'm a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it.

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Work begets work.

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My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night.

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Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.

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Larry Kasdan is a great director.

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Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting.

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