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#1. Film acting would be about 80 percent better than it has been lately if actors did their homework, if they didn't have egos that took the size of their talent for granted. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#2. And the reason I really appreciated this is because after the picture came out, I was invited by the American Psychiatric Association to give a lecture. I couldn't believe it! - Author: Rod Steiger
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#3. He got up and there were both of us in our underwear and this kid goes through the whole thing again, all the closets, the bathroom, everything else and then he left. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#4. We came around the corner, I kissed her and after I kissed her she relaxed. And then I grabbed her and kissed her again and she was shocked! And that was what we wanted. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#5. Well, one of the problems of working on a story with a character that sacred in the religions of the world or in a picture about that person, is that you have to forget about that and play it as real as you can because you can't look at yourself and judge yourself. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#6. Successful people have control over the time in their life. A shoemaker who owns his own shop gets up one morning and says, 'I'm not opening,' That's a successful guy. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#7. I was very pleased you know, and I was afraid that I might stick out, but I didn't. My happiest thing about that picture is that I proved that American actors can speak as well and also fit in with an ensemble like that. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#8. I didn't ever think of it as a social thing at the time. I took it as a good story. Maybe because I've always been kind of progressive so I never thought of it, you know. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#9. Man is a greater miracle than any god he ever invented. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#10. I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing, how I chewed fast, slow or what have you, I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#11. When you're depressed, there's no calendar. There are no dates, there's no day, there's no night, there's no seconds, there's no minutes, there's nothing. You're just existing in this cold, murky, ever-heavy atmosphere, like they put you inside a vial of mercury. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#12. Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn't thought of. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#13. He saved the production a tremendous amount. Now they did the scene where Omar is on the horse and he's in the deep snow, they went to Finland to do that. That scene they went to Finland for a week. I wasn't around then. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#14. Respecting differences is very difficult. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#15. If he didn't fall in love he would have never come back near the end of the film. Because, what man is going to dishonor himself so that he comes back in front of the man that took a woman away from him ... and warns her to save her life? - Author: Rod Steiger
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#16. 'The Mark' I played a psychiatrist. And in the '50's everybody went to a psychiatrist because if you didn't, you'd have nothing to talk about at cocktail parties. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#17. Communication without a purpose is artistic masturbation. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#18. And I'm supposed to grab her and kiss her and she's supposed to react. Well, what happened was, Julie was very nervous at that time, given this incredible part which she did beautifully. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#19. If you see the picture when things get exciting, he chews faster. When he really gets shocked, everything stops, including the chewing. So I worked it in for me. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#20. Success means controlling your own time. Time is the most important
currency, but once you spend it, man, its gone. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#21. That's not a villain, that's a man whose a victim of being in love with the wrong one. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#22. The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#23. We come. We go. And in between we try to understand. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#24. I'm not so sure that younger people today really appreciate the enormous bravery that went into the creation and production of that film, or how important a film at the time it really was. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#25. I said 'well, I'll kiss her twice, you see? We'll come around, I'll kiss her, and if you put a little more track down for the camera, then I'll put my tongue down her throat and you'll get what you want'. He said 'You think so?' - Author: Rod Steiger
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#26. Is this a proposal? I'm married now, you know. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#27. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's bad. I think the film could have been a lot better. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#28. Now that was one thing, but from an actor's point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left. Now if an actor did that they would say he's over-acting. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#29. Anyway, so what he did was, he spread sheets for 100 yards and underneath them he'd put things so there were bumps and different levels and on top he'd put little bushes and if you didn't look to close, it looked like snow! - Author: Rod Steiger
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#30. I had read the novel and I had heard David Lean was going to direct it - and it came as a surprise to me because American actors, if given the chance, can do style as well as anybody and speak as well as anybody. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#31. Complacency in the presence of miracles is like opening the door to your own tomb. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#32. That's all religion is
some principle you believe in ... man has accomplished far more miracles than the God he invented. What a tragedy it is to invent a God and then suffer to keep him King. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#33. I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We're shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#34. I was pleased when the picture was over I fit in all right and I spoke well enough as I said before, cause I was scared to death there for a minute. I mean, you're doing a scene with somebody like that or they're watching you or something, you'd better come up with something. - Author: Rod Steiger
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#35. The first thing that your should do when you win an Oscar is thank God. The second thing you should do is forget it. The third thing you should do is call your agent and tell him you need a job. - Author: Rod Steiger
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