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" All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time. "
" And I did Batman, too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done. "
" And that movie was underrated - Nuts - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done. "
" And then the first was The Misfits, which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable. "
" But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie. "
" But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies. "
" Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down. "
" Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do. "
" Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck. "
" I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly. "
" I always wanted to tell stories and act. "
" I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945. "
" I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper. "
" I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll. "
" I never dreamed I would do Westerns. "
" I never lost my appetite for acting. "
" I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them. "
" I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging. "
" I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda. "
" I was an original member of the Actors' Studio. "
" John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years. "
" My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven. "
" My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own. "
" One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it. "
" So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it. "
" The big secret in acting is listening to people. "
" The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown the day before you saw The Two Jakes. "
" This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country. "
" Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain - there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up - and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It's a complete experience. "
" Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own. "
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