The whole thing was chaotic. Everyone spoke a different language. I knew a little French, so that's how I conversed with Leone.
When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
The big secret in acting is listening to people.
My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.
I've never lost my appetite for acting it's innovative and challenging.
I never lost my appetite for acting.
I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
I always wanted to tell stories and act.
I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
But Clint I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
And then the first was The Misfits, which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable.
And that movie was underrated - Nuts - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.
Yes, I won the Bafta. I thought the British were very intelligent.
All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.
The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown the day before you saw The Two Jakes.
But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies.
What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer and fly around the world Will I ever be satisfied Can't I ever just rest
When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.
My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.