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All Quotes by author - Benicio Del Toro
" Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts. "
" Because actors don't get to pick movies; movies pick the actors. "
" Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. "
" Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That's probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do. "
" I don't see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do. "
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" I don't think I could be a foot soldier. I don't know if I could take orders too good. I'm a little lazy. "
" I get more choices of things, projects, which is a blessing and a curse. I can only do one at a time. Sometimes you don't know which way to go. "
" I'm a fan myself, so when a fan does something that might be strange, I understand it. "
" I'm a slow reader. "
" I mean I like most of the films that I've seen that I've been in. "
" I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble. "
" I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I'm not talking about acting or anything like that, I'm talking about people I admire, whether it's a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever. "
" I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by. "
" It's funny, but when I arrived in California to start college I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next. I didn't plan out any huge career for myself. "
" I used to play basketball and I was pretty competitive, but I was never a bad loser. I never got angry. For me it was always about doing my best and devoting myself to a challenge. "
" I've liked most of the films that I've been in and those are the kinds of films I like to see. "
" My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level where I can find a lot of interesting work, and I think I'm at that point now. The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition. "
" There are a lot of good actresses out there. "
" There's a lot of Latinos right now, a lot of filmmakers and writers that are Latin too. "
" The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. "
" To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one. "
" To me the thing with 'Grease' was that it was the first movie that as a kid I wanted to get up and do what they were doing. "
" When some people get parts, they feel they can now relax, but for me it was always the opposite. Sometimes before I do a movie or before I act out a scene, I may not sleep well the night before. If I don't know what the scene is about, I might get all worked up. "
" When you start to become a movie star it's easy to believe that you are Superman. That can fool you. That's why I prefer not to pay much attention to fame. "
" You have to kill to survive. People have been doing it forever. I eat meat, and I eat fish. If I were on a deserted island I would need that to survive. "
" You might get some serial killers who are born with a chip missing, but for the most part I don't think anyone is born bad. "
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