Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite. Marlon Brand
I went home and did some rehearsing to satisfy my curiosity about whether I could play an Italian. I put on some makeup, stuffed Kleenex in my cheeks, and worked out the characterization first in front of a mirror, then on a television monitor. After working on it, I decided I could create a charact
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer. Marlon Brand
At Paramount, I sat at lunch with John Wayne. I couldn't even talk.
I'd gotten to know quite a few mafiosi, and all of them told me they loved the picture because I had played the Godfather with dignity. Even today I can't pay a check in Little Italy.
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
People will like you who never met you, they think you're absolutely wonderful; and then people also will hate you, for reasons that have nothing to do with any real experience with you. People don't want to lose their enemies. We have favorite enemies, people we love to hate and we hate to love. If
Acting, in general, is something most people think they're incapable of, but they do it from morning to night. The subtlest acting I've ever seen is by ordinary people trying to show they feel something they don't, or trying to hide something. It's something everyone learns at an early age.
I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
Acting serves as the quintessential social lubricant and a device for protecting our interests and gaining advantage in every aspect of life.
It is a simple fact that all of us use the techniques of acting to achieve whatever ends we seek.
The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
The more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalized, develop scabs, never evolve. Never allow yourself to feel anything, because you always feel to much.
People ask that a lot. They say, 'What did you do while you took time out ?' - as if the rest of my life is taking time out. But the fact is, making movies is time out for me because the rest, the nearly complete whole, is what's real for me. I'm not an actor and haven't been for years. I'm a human
Kowalski was always right, and never afraid. He never wondered, he never doubted. His ego was very secure. And he had the kind of brutal agressiveness that I hate. I'm afraid of it. I detest the character. (his feelings about one of his most famous characters, Stanley Kowalski from 'A Streetcar Name
An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
If the expenditure of money for entertainment in America is any indication of taste, clearly the majority of us are addicted to trash.
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
(...the non-conformist, how do you keep from getting scarred?)/i donâ€™t! i got a scar hereâ€¦and uh i got a scar on my kneeâ€¦and uh a few scars on my soul.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent. Marlon Brand
Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.
It's the hardest thing in the world to accept a 'little' success and leave it that way.
Hollywood is run by Jews, it is owned by Jews...
Even today I meet people who think of me automatically as a tough, insensitive, coarse guy named Stanley Kowalski. They can't help it, but, it is troubling.
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
Ask most kids about details about Auschwitz or about how the American Indians were assassinated as a people and they don't know anything about it. They don't want to know anything. Most people just want their beer or their soap opera or their lullaby.
Elvis Presley had nothing to do with excellence, just myth.
George Bernard Shaw said that thinking was the greatest of all human endeavors, but I would say that feeling was. Allowing yourself to feel things, to feel love or wrath, hatred, rage.