Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if
you are good enough at it, the money will come.
I do wish I could tell you my age, but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
Actors like him are good, but on the whole I do not enjoy actors who seek to commune with their armpits, so to
speak. – about Marlon Brando.
I think the mirror should be tilted slightly upward when it's reflecting life -- toward the cheerful, the tender,
the compassionate, the brave, the funny, the encouraging, all those things -- and not tilted down to the gutter
part of the time, into the troubled vistas of conflict. - from a 1990 interview about the state of movies.
All I know about getting something that you want is that there are three essential things: wanting, trying and
getting the opportunity, the breaks. None works alone without the others. Wanting is basic. Trying is up to you.
And the breaks - I do know this, they always happen.
I've been offered nymphomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, pyromaniacs, homicidal maniacs and just plain maniacs. I think
producers felt that after playing a long series of noble and admirable characters there would be quite a lot of
shock value in seeing me play something altogether different. But I prefer upbeat stories that send people out of
the theater feeling better than they did coming in. It's my cup of tea. – in the 1970s.