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Born Sunday 8 August 1937

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

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Well this is aptly called a junket, for both of us. I have never been to a house of prostitution, but I understand that you get in more than seven minutes.

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Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.

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There's a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don't understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don't understand boredom.

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Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the - if not the black sheep of the family, not a very good student.

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So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.

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Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.

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Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it.

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I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.

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I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly.

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I feel cheated never being able to know what it's like to get pregnant, carry a child and breast feed.

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I did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.

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I did a movie called Marathon Man and it was one of my best memories.

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I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits.

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Blame is for God and small children.

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And that's another reason to make this movie: We can put plays on film now, at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an audience they would never have reached otherwise.

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If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.

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One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.

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A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.

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In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.

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For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible.

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