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ROCK HUDSON:                                                   

[His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong guy!’ As soon as they know that, it’s okay!’

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That scene from Pillow Talk (1959)

[On the scene in Pillow Talk (1959), in which he carries Doris Day through the streets of Manhattan] ‘I could have managed if only one take had been involved, but we went on endlessly, primarily because there was a bit actor who played a cop on the street, and as we passed him, Doris’ line was, ‘Officer, arrest this man,’ and the cop was supposed to say to me, ‘How you doing, Brad?’ But that stupid actor kept calling me Rock. So back to our marks we went for another take and another and another. I’ll bet we did that scene twenty times.’

[On Send Me No Flowers (1964)] ‘Right from the start, I hated the script. I just didn’t believe in that man for one minute. Making fun of death is difficult and dangerous. That scene where I went out and bought a plot for myself in the cemetery – to me it was completely distasteful.’

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BOB HOSKINS:                                                      

[In 1988] ‘My life has taken off – my life, my career – everything. I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. I’m walking around thinking any minute now, 25 tons of horseshit is going to fall on my head.’

‘When you get to my age, what you want is the cameo. You get paid a lot of money. You fly in for a couple of weeks. Everybody treats you like the crown jewels. It’s all great and if the film turns out to be a load of shit, nobody blames you.’

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HELEN HAYES:                                                     

[Although a friend of Joan Crawford, Helen wrote in her 1990 memoir: ’My Life in Three Acts’ of her belief that Joan was an abusive mother] ‘Joan was not quite rational in her raising of children. You might say she was strict or stern. But cruel is probably the right word. It would have been futile for me or anyone else to protest. Joan would only get angry and probably vent her rage on the kids.’

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JULIE CHRISTIE:                                                 

‘The film company wants you to look fantastic, and borrows clothes and diamonds from designers and jewellers for you to wear. I will not do that again. It is a pernicious pastime. Models wear designer things, so you become like a salesperson. There are actual signs outside the ceremony that say, ‘Turn around’. Why? Because they want you to advertise the dress. I don’t want to be involved in an advertising jamboree.’

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IOAN GRUFFUDD:                                                           

[On his Titanic (1997) experience. He played the helmsman of the one lifeboat that returned to pick up survivors]. ‘Yeah, I was lucky because I didn’t have to spend hours in freezing water. There weren’t many people my age on set, so Kate [Winslet), Leo [DiCaprio] and I hung out together. We would pile into Leo’s dressing room, which was full of PlayStations, mini-basketball hoops and the like.’

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TOM HANKS:                                                         

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Congressman Charlie Wilson

[On Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)] ‘Wilson may have lived his life in a certain way, but to give him his due, he severed the Archilles’ heel of the Soviet Union. It was just nine months after they pulled out of Afghanistan that the Berlin wall came down. And one of the reasons it fell was that the Soviet government knew that the cream of its armed forces had been decimated by a bunch of people in a place called Afghanistan. That meant they couldn’t defend their borders in East Germany and Poland. That has Charlie Wilson all over it.’

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VALERIE HARPER:                                                         

[The actress who played Rhoda, first in The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77), and then in the spin-off titled simply Rhoda (1974-8), perished from cancer in 2019] ‘I talk to the cells all the time. I say, ‘What the hell are you doing? Not only are you destructive, coming in and ruining all my plans, but you are dumb! You are killing the host. If you take a low profile I can live with you, here on the edge of the sword. You can fall one way or the other’. Right now, [2015] things are working fantastically. Tomorrow, I don’t know.’

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ED HARRIS:                                                                       

[On painter Jackson Pollock whom he portrayed in Pollock (2000)] ‘One thing I learned about Mr. Pollock’s art, which any art student knows I’m sure, but was indeed a revelation to me, is that Jackson fully believed and lived by, ‘Don’t use the accident, because I deny the accident.’ One cannot even approximate Pollock’s work unless every stroke, every pour, every slap, every fling, every splash, every splatter and every flick has a specific intention.’

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CARY GRANT:                                                                  

‘My intention in taking LSD was to make myself happy. I man would be a fool to take something that didn’t make him happy. I took it with a group of men, one of whom was Aldous Huxley. We deceived ourselves by calling it therapy, but we were truly interested in how this chemical could help humanity. I found it a very enlightening experience, but it’s like alcohol in one respect: a shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.’

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Cary & Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief

[In 1986 on actresses he had worked with] ‘I’ve worked with Ingrid Bergman. I’ve worked with Katharine Hepburn. I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars, but Grace Kelly was the best actress I’ve ever worked with in my life. That woman was total relaxation, absolute ease – she was totally there. She was an extraordinarily serene girl. Both she and Alfred Hitchcock were Jesuit-trained; maybe that had something to do with it.’

[On Ingrid Bergman] ‘She wears no make-up and has big feet and peasant hips, yet women envy her ability to be herself.’

[On Marilyn Monroe in 1952] ‘She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed to embarrass her.’



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