Photos of Ben Affleck with Dunkin' Donuts

BEN AFFLECK (1972 – )                                       

[On the celebrity women the tabloids have falsely linked him to]: ‘Sometimes it’s Britney Spears, and sometimes it’s Carrie Fisher. I can’t tell if I have a Lolita complex or an Oedipus complex.’

[When asked why he thought President George W. Bush, after hearing that New York was under attack on September 11, 2001, remained in a Florida classroom, doing nothing, for several minutes]: ‘It’s obviously very disturbing footage…one does hope that in one’s leaders, that they have the instinct to spring into action, to take some action or make the appearance of taking some action. And I was disappointed to see that he didn’t do that, although I don’t entirely hold it against him because, frankly, I was as shocked and devastated as he was. Although I think flying around in Air Force One for eleven hours before coming back and landing in the White House was probably less forgivable.’

‘I’m always described as ‘cocksure’ or ‘with a swagger’, and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.’

From the Archives: Star Skater Sonja Henie Dies - Los Angeles Times

SONJA HENIE (1912-69)                           

[The Norwegian ice-skater/actress, when asked about the studio publicity promoting what was a totally fabricated romance with star Tyrone Power, laughed and replied]: ‘We had to consult the gossip columns every day to see if we were still in love or not.’

What It's Like to Win an Oscar | Mercedes ruehl, The fisher king, Actresses

MERCEDES RUEHL (1948 – )                  

‘…the day after I won the Academy Award [for The Fisher King (1991)], I got a telegram from Terry Gilliam saying, ‘Well, you won the Best Supporting Actress. You know what that means: You’ll never work again.’ And I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of mean.’…but that was the curse of Best Supporting Actor or Actress. And by God, it’s hard to get a job after that. People think you want more money.’

Christopher Plummer, actor of 'The Sound of Music' fame, dies at 91                                          

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (1929-2021)          

[On losing the leading role of King Henry II in Becket (1964) to Peter O’Toole]: ‘I wished I’d done that film. I adored Peter; he was a friend. But I could have killed him, the son-of-a-bitch, for taking the part.’

The Scarlet Pimpernel | The scarlet pimpernel, Anthony andrews, Classic films

ANTHONY ANDREWS (1948 – )              

[Times Online, April 15, 2003]: ‘What upsets me most is miscarriages in the legal system and seeing people suffering. When I was filming in Russia at the end of the Gorbachev era I saw peasants doff their caps to film company limos because they thought that there were government officials inside. The same thing happened in Mexico. Any regime that does that to its people upsets me.’

[On portraying Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)]: ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel was such a temptation. I defy any actor not to want to play the Pimpernel if it’s offered to him! It was tremendous fun playing someone of dual character with all those disguises.’

David Janssen - Hollywood Star Walk - Los Angeles Times

DAVID JANSSEN (1931-80)          

[In an October 1979 interview with People magazine, less than four months before a heart attack claimed him in February 1980]: ‘It’s harder and harder to get up in the morning. I’m suddenly feeling more and more tired every day. I might prefer the life of a film producer: Get up at ten, have two-hour lunch breaks, fire everybody in the afternoon, and be ready for cocktails at 4.30 pm.’

The Sewing Circle — “Patsy Kelly was a lesbian who, like her friend...

PATSY KELLY (1910-81)                         

[Patsy was never an A-list actress, but she was certainly unique for her time in the movie industry, in that she openly admitted her lesbianism (she dated Tallulah Bankhead and had a long-term relationship with actress Wilma Cox), her candour having no obvious effect on her career. And she thoroughly enjoyed herself in the business.]: ‘I laughed from the time I arrived at the studio until I left at night. I was almost ashamed to take a pay-check. In 40-odd years in show business, some years I could do no wrong, and some years I could do nothing right. Show business. I owe it everything – it owes me nothing.’

Betty Hutton, Film Star of 1940s and 1950s, Dies at 86 - The New York Times

BETTY HUTTON (1921-2007)                  

[On the making of Annie Get Your Gun (1950)]: ‘The cast was awful to me. They wanted Judy [Garland]. [The film] was the end of me.’

‘I am not a great singer and I am not a great dancer, but I am a great actress, and nobody ever let me act except [director] Preston Sturges. He believed in me.’

‘When I’m working with jerks with no talent, I raise hell until I get what I want.’


  Kate Beckinsale Talks About Michael Bay's Body Shaming                                 

KATE BECKINSALE (1973 – )                 

[On director Michael Bay’s reasoning behind his casting choices for Pearl Harbor (2001)]: ‘I don’t think I fit the type of actress Michael Bay had met before. I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde. I had just had my daughter and had lost weight but was told that if I got the part, I’d have to work out. And I just didn’t understand why a 1940s nurse would do that. When we were promoting the film, Michael was asked why he had chosen Ben [Affleck] and Josh [Hartnett], and he said, ‘I have worked with Ben before and I love him, and Josh is so manly and a wonderful actor’. Then when he was asked about me, he’d say, ‘Kate wasn’t so attractive that she would alienate the female audience.’ He kept saying it everywhere we went, and we went to a lot of places.’

‘If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!’

Victoria season 3 spoilers: Laurence Fox discusses falling asleep on set | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk

LAURENCE FOX (1978 – )                        

[The son of actor James Fox portrayed Lord Palmerston in the TV series Victoria]: ‘Thank God for Donald Trump, I have to say. What an amazing man.’

From Rocky IV to Sharknado 5: the improbable comeback of Dolph Lundgren

DOLPH LUNDGREN (1957 – )                 

My problem is that people get intimidated by someone big and beautiful like me. They hate to think I can be smart as well.’

Kevin Pollak - SF Sketchfest 2020

KEVIN POLLAK (1957 – )                         

[Regarding his admiration for Bruce Willis]: ‘We became good friends during A Few Good Men (1992). He was shooting Death Becomes Her (1992) right next door and, of course, he’d come over to visit his wife [Demi Moore] and we started hanging out and have been good friends since…the people he’s surrounded by are friends he’s known for 25 years or more. It doesn’t feel like a posse. It feels like he created his own family at work, which is pretty admirable.’

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