An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long.
Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.
This picture will try to show the Nazism is a matter of mind, not geography, and that there are Nazis and people of good will in every country. The world can't spend its life looking over its shoulder and nursing hatreds. There would be no progress that way.
There's a line in the picture where he snarls, "Nobody tells me what to do." That's exactly how I've felt all my life.
I don't think I was constructed to be monogamous. I don't think it's the nature of any man to be monogamous. Men are propelled by genetically ordained impulses over which they have no control to distribute their seed.
The power and influence of a movie star is curious: I didn't ask for it or take it; people gave it to me. Simply because you're a movie star, people empower you with special rights and privileges.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life.
On the day Kazan showed me the completed picture I was so depressed by my performance that I got up and left the screening room.
I was surprised as anyone when T-shirts, jeans and leather jackets suddenly became symbols of rebellion. In the film there was a scene in which somebody asked my character, Johnny, what I was rebelling against, and I answered 'Whaddya got?' But none of us involved in the picture ever imagined that it would instigate or encourage youthful rebellion.