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, 1923 -
It's been quite a ride. I loved every minute of it.
Sometimes life drops blessings in your lap without your lifting a finger. Serendipity, they call it.
I'll never forget the blooming happiness that spread in me like the sun coming up when Lydia's obstetrician poked me awake: 'Congratulations... you have a fine son.'
Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
Acting, taken to the highest level, requires a fierce, total focus of your time and energy at the cost of just about everything else.
You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath... and even into the 70s.
Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.
I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man.
The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in... I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
To the world, you are America.
Kids are the most conventional people in the world. It is more important than anything else for them to conform, and I was a kind of oddball. I was driven into being independent. I was very, very unhappy.
And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel, and it just keeps going that way. And they tend to be very fringe artists, so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering. This is out of date.
As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.
Society mends its wounds. And that's invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories.
Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this. In my view, there are any number of areas of government which tax money should not be spent.
You cut their money back, for one thing... I go back a long way with the NEA.
You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
What acting offered me was the chance to be many other people.
I always thought of myself as inadequate. Kids of divorced parents always feel that way - that, on some subconscious level, they're responsible.
The film itself, and my role as Moses, will always remain one of the creative peaks of my career.
My appearance qualifies me for historic characterizations, going back to the year one.
All the good modern parts go to Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant.
I like portraying heroes of antiquity whose values were grander and more spectacular than those of today.
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