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Jack Lemmon
(1925-2001) born on
Feb 08
US actor. He won Oscars for "Mister Roberts," 1955 and "Save the Tiger," 1971; youngest person to receive the Life Achievement Award, 1988.
         
   
F
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. [You must] reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience . . .

R
Stay humble. Always answer the phone -- no matter who else is in the car.
A
It can be a simple sentence that makes one single point, and you build for that. You zero in on one moment that gets that character, you go for it, that's it, man, and if you fail the whole thing is down the drain, but if you make it you hit the moon.
N
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
K
I won't quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: In "Independent" (London), 21 Feb 1990.
K: In "Newsweek," 5 May 1986.
   


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