The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.— George C. Scott
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Truth is not always a pleasant thing.
If I were ever stranded on a desert island, there would be 3 things I’d need: food, shelter, and a grip.
I think you have to be schizoid three different ways to be an actor .
.. You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself. That's why most of us are crazy to start with, or go nuts once we get into it.
I'm really a pussycat and this [bad-boy] image has been totally overblown for 30 years. Sure, I used to rumble a little but I don't do that stuff anymore. I'm an old man now. When you reach your 50s, you realise that if you don't mellow, you won't last.
I became an actor to escape my own personality.
Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. You see, through acting you come full circle in your personality and, oh, what a grand time you can have along the way being wonderful people through your characters...I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor.
Acting is characterization, the process of two entities merging-the actor and the role.
There is no question you get pumped up by the recognition.
Then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you're enjoying it.
Acting on the stage is a luxury for me.
I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. So we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us.
We [he and his wife Trish Van Devere] don't talk politics.
I'm an independent conservative; she's a radical Democrat. We never vote together.
He had a winning smile, but everything else was a loser.
All this stuff you heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost - and will never lose - a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.
There were times when I got frightened.
Things weren't going right, so I just went out and got smashed. That's me. Something goes wrong, I find a bottle. I don't like it about myself but I've done it before and I'll do it again. But I never vanished for days or held up shooting or quit the picture.
I think of myself as a fairly decent human being and it gives me great pain to be considered for all the mean S.O.B.s that come along. I've played bird decapitators, puppy stranglers, woman beaters, wife poisoners, child molesters - every goddamn thing you can think of. It was quite scene there for a while. But I think the image is changing...I hope to God the old image is fading from people's minds.
But when it became an international hoopla where careers lived and died on whether or not you did or didn't get an Oscar, then it got out of hand.