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Michael Caine
(1933-____) born on
Mar 14
English actor. He won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Hannah & Her Sisters," 1987; also starred with Steve Martin in "Dirty Rotten Scondrels."
I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
The best research [for playing a drunk] is being a British actor for 20 years.
The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly -- because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: From "Clint's Master Quotation Page," an internet collection of quotations.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "US," 2 Jun 1986.
K: In "Times," (London), 26 Aug 1992.

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