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A lot of actors said they hated the studio system, but I loved it. It was like a college; it was a great place to learn.
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Anne Baxter was a very good actress, Donna Reid was great. You couldn't name an actress I wasn't crazy about.
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Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures.
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Every actor has his own way of working, and whether they know it or not, every actor uses some part of the Method. It's pretty elemental.
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Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief.
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Gary Cooper was a good friend. He was a great nature lover. He was like an American Indian, he knew every leaf that was turned over. It was an education to go for a walk with him.
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Hoods are good parts because they're always flashy and attract attention. If you've got any ability, you can use that as a stepping stone.
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I did another picture with Henry Hathaway, Down to the Sea in Ships, where I was a good guy. I think it extended my career, at least at Fox.
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I felt pretty comfortable with Westerns, apart from the fact I couldn't ride.
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I had a friend who was doing a radio soap opera called Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories. I started auditioning for other shows on radio and became quite busy.
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I had a great time doing Night and the City. We had a great ride over on the ship, had a great flat in Long Square and we had the cottage in Sussex.
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I like to rehearse and do it in one or two takes. The more takes I do, the worse I get.
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I love England, especially the English countryside. We had a little cottage in Sussex. I loved those cottages.
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I loved Jack Ford. I got him in his later days, and he was a total tyrant and a total autocrat and an Irish drunk. But I had a great time.
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I loved Westerns because I watched them in the old silent days.
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I made this Western called Two Rode Together with Jimmy Stewart, who was one of my idols. We made that with Ford and had a great time.
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I never had any formal training apart from college. I sort of learnt as I went.
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I read a book called The Last Frontier, and I couldn't buy it from them because they'd used the title on another picture.
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I stayed in New York for almost 10 years doing radio and plays before I went to California in 1947.
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I think a performer should do his work and then shut up.
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I was a movie nut. When I was working in radio, I used to spend half my time at the Modern Museum looking at old movies. I think I saw everything they had.
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I was never a part of the Actor's Studio, because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and by that time I'd gone to California.
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I was playing this horrible part. I didn't didn't want to play it because the character was an awful racist. But I'm glad I did it because I met Sidney Poitier.
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I went to a small college called Lake Forest, and I started doing plays. The professor in the drama department asked me to stay on as an instructor after I graduated.
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I'd taken three weeks of riding lessons before Yellow Sky. I had to mount a horse at the end of a scene, and I put my foot in the stirrup and slipped. So if you watch the movie, you'll see where I just get my foot up and then suddenly I'm on the horse.
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I'm against too much research because it becomes binding and academic, you're not able to move.
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I'm having a senior moment. I don't remember.
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I've been a movie bug since I was 4. My grandmother used to take me.
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I've had a very lucky, happy life and I don't regret turning anything down. I wish I'd turned down To the Devil a Daughter.
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In 1937, a friend of mine and I went on a bicycle trip to Germany. We filmed Hitler Youth camps. I've been interested in that period all my life.
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In the script I had to say these terrible things to Sidney, and after each take, I'd run up to him and apologise!
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Jimmy Harris was a friend of mine, and was Stanley Kubrick's producer. He wanted to go out on his own.
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John Ford was so funny that I couldn't wait to go to work in the morning.
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John Wayne had a publicity guy I didn't like. He used to plant terrible stories about me and Wayne that just weren't true.
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Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938. He picked up radio jobs for eating money, so I met him on a couple of radio shows. Later on I was in a play he directed.
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Laurence Harvey was a good actor, and he and Wayne got on well, because they were both drinkers.
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London in 1949 was still all bombed-out. Everything was in the process of being reconstructed. I spent 30 nights running around London. I lost about 20 pounds.
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Mankiewicz was a brilliant director.
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Many of my friends were blacklisted. America should be ashamed of it forever.
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Marilyn was terrible to work with. I was fond of her, she was a nice girl, but she was a damaged girl. She was very difficult. You couldn't get her on the set; she didn't know the words.
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Most movies are made today for teenage boys. Once in a while a good one comes along.
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Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes. When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult for me because I'm ready to quit after number two.
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Sidney Lumet is a wonderful director. I met him when he was a kid actor at the age of 12. He used to do radio shows, and they had to put him on a box so he could reach the microphone.
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Sidney Poitier and I used to go to Paris every now and again. We had a good time.
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The first time I met Wayne, I had just made the film Kiss of Death, and Wayne was standing with a drink in his hand and said, Well, here comes that laughing son of a bitch!
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The minute Marilyn hit the screen everyone else was gone.
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There was something about Marilyn. She couldn't act her way out of a bag, but she became an icon because something happened between her and the lens, and no one knows what it is.
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They asked me to do a series of six, six hour-and-a-half movies. I went for it, but only on the condition that I could make three in Europe.
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To Be or Not To Be is one of my favourite comedies, along with Some Like It Hot. I like anything that Hitchcock did.
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We just learnt the lines and did it.
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When I was a kid I loved Frankenstein. I thought Boris Karloff was great.
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When we were doing The Alamo with Duke Wayne, Duke was directing, and Ford said, Go ahead, Duke, you do it.
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You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result.
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