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Terence Stamp

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Born Saturday 22 July 1939

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: British

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Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them.

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It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great luxury when I am in England.

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In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic.

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From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I've sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven't been familiar with before.

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With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience... hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini!

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When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence that comes with the certainty that you're not going to get something. I was very rough around the edges.

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It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think that maybe I could actually do this. Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.

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I've never wanted to become a politician, an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate and make a load of money. I just wanted this.

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I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were.

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My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s and suddenly I got this call from Fellini, who just appeared to kind of love me!

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What I wanted more than anything was a long career.

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Unless I try, I'm never really going to be at ease with myself.

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My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge.

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In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator.

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I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.

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I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap into that sort of comic book reality.

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I was very disappointed that so much of the work I did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.

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I have to be stretched in some way. There's not enough things that come my way that I fancy.

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I have always had this energy, which I think of as overdrive.

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He's Soderbergh, we're working for him. It doesn't matter what he's doing; we'll see it at the premiere.

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