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English Actor, Producer and Film Director, 1907-1989

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My dear boy, why don't you try acting? (on the set of 'Marathon Man', to Dustin Hoffman, who had announced that he'd gone 3 days without sleep in order to 'become' his character”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Work is life for me, it is the only point of life-and with it there is almost religious belief that service is everything.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Of all the things I've done in life, directing a motion picture is the most beautiful. It's the most exciting and the nearest that an interpretive craftsman, such as an actor can possibly get to being a creator.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Autograph-hunting is the most unattractive manifestation of sex-starved curiosity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is a spirit in us that makes our brass to blare and our cymbals crash-all, of course, supported by the practicalities of trained lung power, throat, heart, guts.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.”

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