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Acting doesn't suffice.
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Acting is something I love.
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Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College.
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Apart from being interested in a good role, I think it's necessary to make up your mind as to whether it will make a movie that will entertain an audience all over the world and not just in your own backyard.
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Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint.
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But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
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Dore Schary was then head of the studio and he wanted to change my name.
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I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
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I am proud to be an actor.
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I did well as an actor in Australia, and then Paramount invited me over... to have a look at me.
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I didn't know anything about acting.
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I gave up art and became an actor myself, in Australian radio. Mom put up quite a struggle over that - but lost.
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I married at a tender age during my early stage and radio struggles.
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I pray and try every day to be a better actor.
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I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.
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I want to go on and on until I'm 90.
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I was one of the first of the uglies. Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter... were very pretty fellows, and that was the trend. I was one of the first of the uglies to get lucky.
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I was... not a hippie, not a beatnik - what are they called - a bohemian.
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I worked at Mark Foy's during the day and studied drama at night.
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I wouldn't dream of selling my work. I give them to friends, to charities.
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I'd much rather turn down a starring role in a bad picture and do a small role in a very good picture.
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I'm not doing my work for constant success.
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In the beginning I had a real work problem. Every time I had job I had to convince the immigration authorities I was the only man for that job and get a special work permit until I went under contract to MGM.
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My father began as a rigger on a crane and finally ran his own construction crew.
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My first big fight was with my mother when I was a kid back in Sydney. She was a writer and wanted me to be an artist.
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So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney, and that's how it all started.
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The fact that I'm going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I'm going to be successful at others.
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The most important thing in my life is my work.
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Then I worked at commercial illustration for newspapers, and my mother was happy.
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To a large degree, those early lean days were self-imposed.
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To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling what you feel through yourself as a performer.
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We were both very young, and the rock we foundered on was strictly a career clash.
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When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building.
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When people think it's successful, I'm grateful. When they don't - OK, I'll try again.
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