As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible. I'm not sure that I ever could, but I certainly had the ability to pass unnoticed.
In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator.
I was very disappointed that so much of the work I did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.
Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them.
It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think that maybe I could actually do this. Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s and suddenly I got this call from Fellini, who just appeared to kind of love me!
A lot of young directors, they're not confident; they're not open to the emotional level of the scene.
A lot of newspapers say, Terence Stamp is playing himself and we're as bored as he is.
A lot of people only see me as villains.
What I wanted more than anything was a long career.
I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap into that sort of comic book reality.
I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.
I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were.
All actors are incredibly insecure.
It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great luxury when I am in England.
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