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A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
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America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts.
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Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.
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Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.
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Change is good. And in fact unavoidable.
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Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth.
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Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.
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Dancing. my favorite social event.
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Festivals today are driven by female perspective. My film is about heterosexual men over 40. And it was very much alone.
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Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.
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From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life.
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From Fred Astaire I learned discipline and hard work.
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Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.
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Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
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Hollywood today is ALL about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in ONE BOX.
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Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.
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I also knew that, although infinitely slower, the only real path to personal health and happiness was through my own slow and painful understanding.
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I ALWAYS enjoy myself. And if I didn't enjoy myself in this experience, I should be locked away for lack of gratitude.
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I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy.
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I am very much a person who enjoys mornings as much as evenings.
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I am very willing to share whatever I know or feel I know about finding some serenity in this lifetime.
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I believe that the first 8 years are most important and the time in a child's life when parents must be absolutely and completely present.
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I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume!
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I can tell the difference between something filmed, like we did back then, and the computer-generated effects of today. Ours looked real on film because they were real.
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I enjoy writing nonfiction the most because one is limited only by one's imagination. Autobiography is tough.
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I have my routine. I'm running 3 or 4 miles a day.
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I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.
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I live very much, try to, in the moment, and find whichever moment I'm in to be the best.
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I never get involved with the ladies I work with.
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I wanted to be Anthony Hopkins and ended up being neither a film star nor having a career on the stage.
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I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.
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I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length.
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I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.
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I'm the worst person to ask about how to get noticed. It took me 25 years.
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I've always been interested in makeup. I had just come from New York when I got this job, so as a stage actor, I was used to doing my own makeup.
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If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.
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If you want to have great success, you'd better give them what they want, but so be it.
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In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.
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It helps to be able to be alone. 'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don't do that. Ask my ex-wife.
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It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.
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It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.
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Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
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Life: my favorite occupation.
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Movies are movies, television is television.
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My children are with me morning and night and weekends. Constantly. They are my complete priority, have been, and so they aren't suffering from lack of being with dad.
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My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it.
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My son flipped. He loved it. He's 9 now, but he still loves reptiles. To this day, he's so proud that his Dad turned into a snake.
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Over the years I've had many agents, too many to remember.
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Questions about acting are difficult.
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The best things in life are usually difficult.
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The media destroyed the show with all the hype. All the press worked against us. We didn't become the Number 1 show in the country ,and the critics destroyed us.
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The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.
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The space genre is timeless.
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There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever.
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There were constant comparisons. Galactica was considered a bastard child that pretended to be like Star Wars.
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Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos than on a television show, where a minute is worth about $200!
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To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked.
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Today I spend more time making music than I do writing.
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We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that's been hanging around and killed our dog, we don't have a care in the world.
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We had many intellectuals and industry people who looked down on us, as if it were beneath them to even watch us. Nowadays, those comparisons aren't made.
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When I was a young actor... the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected.
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You can't leave civilization behind entirely.
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You could write a book on why Galactica was cancelled. It was an enormously difficult show to launch.
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