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A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.
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Airplanes, both Allied and German, flew over and frequently were hit and went down. I was involved in one of these crashes. An American plane, a Flying Fortress, came down in flames, and the crew jumped.
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All my life I've been looking for diversity.
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Bergman has a very special eye for people. His background taught him to listen and to feel.
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Bergman has insight into life, marvelous storytelling, solid knowledge into the mechanisms of film and stage.
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Bergman wanted to introduce a circus family into the cast which one of Picasso's paintings had inspired, and he wanted me to play the head of the family.
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During the war I didn't read the papers closely, yet I lived in the extreme south of Sweden, quite close to Denmark, and Jews would come over as refugees. I had friends in Denmark, relatives.
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Filming is repetition and many takes.
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Growing up in the 1930's was like 100 years before. There was a feudalism system that lasted until the early 40's. Life changed only after the war.
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I accept a role only if it's something I really, really like.
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I began imagining scenes in public which some drunk would come up to me and slap me in the face. Nothing like that ever happened, but I often wonder if I would have turned the other cheek.
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I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.
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I don't get leading parts any more, which is natural because the audience is young, and they are not interested in guys like me.
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I had a summer job at age 13 at a Forestry school. All the students were on vacation, so I helped make up the fire brigade to put out the flames.
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I haven't read all of Bergman's screenplays, but I've been involved in so many of them-I think this is his best screenplay, to my tastes.
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I just feel I shouldn't work too much, because there are so many other things to do.
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I read 25 pages of the screenplay, and I knew I was going to do it.
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I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia. We were aware that the films were going to be quite important, and the work felt meaningful.
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I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
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I think my parts in The Face and The Seventh Seal are related.
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I was forbidden to speak to reporters. It was part of my contract.
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I'd like to do more theatre, and Sweden is where I should be.
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I'm getting too old to play some parts, but I'm still greedy.
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I'm not in retirement. I just don't want to work so much, and I don't get that many offers any more.
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I'm trying to arrange my life now in such a way that every second year I work in films, and every second year I'm in theatre.
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I've done comedy in Swedish films and a lot on the stage, but not in international films.
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I've never been in a barroom brawl in my life. I just don't do such things.
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If I don't play some of the parts that take a lot of physical energy, they won't be there next year. My theory is to always look for the challenge.
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If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.
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If you are a person of great charisma, as Bergman is, people demand from him a lot of things which he probably doesn't have. That is a terribly frustrating situation.
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If you want to tell the story of Christ, you must have a vision. I had a vision of Christ as a man plagued by self-doubt, but I was not allowed to tell my vision. It was a Sunday school Jesus.
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In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery.
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In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests.
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In the cemetery in my hometown are all these markers with strange and exotic names.
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In the novel he comes from the south of Sweden and speaks a dialect I was brought up with, which you Americans cannot hear.
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In this country, you have movie actors and theatre actors and television actors.
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Ingmar did two or three productions during the winter, wrote a screenplay and directed it in the summer. Most of the time he used the same actors in his films as in the theatre.
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It's good if the director knows you and his cast very well because he then knows their potential.
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It's important to me to work in my own language now and then. I love English, but you can never learn to master a foreign language if you're not brought up with it.
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Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I'm not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too.
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My character... if he's not the devil, he's certainly a very close relative.
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My very first film in this country was The Greatest Story Ever Told.
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Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films. Those with an accent are bad guys.
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Pele is one of the richest parts I've ever been offered. There are so many varieties of emotion and reaction. It's rare that you have a part that has so much.
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Pelle grows up to be a labor leader. The politics don't come out 'till much later.
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Perhaps I scare people. I don't know why.
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Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.
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Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life. I couldn't smoke or drink in public. I couldn't.
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Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment.
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Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun.
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Sweden is a small country. We don't really have a star system. We are brought up in a repertory system, where the important thing is to be tied to a municipal theatre, or with the national theatre.
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The Face is in many ways a parable on the artist's life. I see it very much as a story about somebody who appears as something, but in whom the audience put all kinds of things that he doesn't have. And he suffers from this.
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The hell I went through in The Greatest Story-I had no relief when I was playing Christ. I had to grow a beard. I hated it.
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The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom.
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The more I had to act like a saint, the more I felt like being a sinner.
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The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock. As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal.
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The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script.
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The studio kept pretty close tabs on me. I began to think I had my own Hollywood Judas following me around, waiting for me to make a slip, to violate my contract.
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The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
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There are those who want to believe but can't, and there are those who believe as children and it's no problem for them at all.
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Things are very different in Europe. When I work there, I know it will always be dubbed into many languages, so I will not appear to have an accent. If I make a film in Italy, I will come out speaking fluent Italian.
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We learned the prisoners' national anthems, and when we knew who was that day's audience, we would perform it-what a tremendous reaction!
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When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I'd been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison.
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