In a way, 'WALL-E' had some of the same disturbing elements that 'Up' does.
I regard myself as a beautiful musical instrument, and my role is to contribute that instrument to scripts worthy of it.
I've never stopped loving cartoons. I loved cartoons as a kid. I can still look at them and enjoy them.
They say making laws is like making sausages. You shouldn't watch. It's the same for acting, especially for the actor who works unconsciously.
It's like an athlete. He has a string of hot years, and then he fades into nothingness. The actor doesn't necessarily fade into nothingness. After his hot years, he fades into a different category.
Some of my earliest political feelings were based on the anti-Japanese bubblegum cards I got. There were also Spanish Civil War bubblegum cards. Awful.
I don't believe in God, though I'm not prepared to call myself an atheist either. You know the old phrase: 'There are no atheists in foxholes.' I've never been in a foxhole, and if I ever find myself in a foxhole, I'll let you know if I believe in God or not.
I am not a method actor, though I studied for a year with Lee Strasburg.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
Always keep yourself engaged, in theater, in whatever job you can get.
If you can't get an acting job, then go backstage. Or take tickets.
There's never been a time in history, no matter what the public thinks, when actors have been paid more than they should be.
My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City - they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.
Never thought acting was something you could make a living at. It wasn't until I was in college, and got a lead in a play, that I began to realize I might just be able to blunder into this profession.
When I was working my way up, it seemed to me that only Westerns and 'Star Treks' or sci-fi movies could afford to get away with presenting the problems - like prejudice and desegregation, for instance - that we face in our everyday lives.
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