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Dennis Farina

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Born Tuesday 29 February 1944, died Monday 22 July 2013

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

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You can't act for the editing. You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.

Words: act, editing, just, scene, way, think, right
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You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie. It's like an addiction almost.

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When they released Sidewalks of New York, there were some shots with the towers they were going to take out, and Ed told them no. I don't think they can deny the towers were a part of New York.

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When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wayne. We didn't know what the story was about or anything.

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What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it's not entertaining. I left that behind me.

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Vince or Brad or Benicio would say, Maybe we should try this, and Guy was open to changes.

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Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man.

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This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer.

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This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.

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There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.

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The cast was huge, but I never saw anybody.

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The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun.

Words: British, slang, words, fun
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I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?

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I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make.

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I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series.

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I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.

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I think all actors are supposed to be character actors.

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I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what kinds of shades should be in the character.

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I love England and the historical aspect of it.

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I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

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