Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another. Juliette Binoche
My three favorite directors are John Ford, John Ford and John Ford. Orson Welles
[In the 1930s] the influence of films upon manners and morals can hardly be overestimated. Clark Gable wore no undershirt in 'It Happened One Night' [1934] and put a crimp in the undershirt industry. Hat manufacturers were irritated if a leading man wore no hat. Lobbyists were constantly at work in Hollywood attempting to get stars, male and female, to smoke; sometimes to get men to smoke cigars instead of cigarettes. I was offered a handsome gift if I could induce Ginger Rogers to smoke a cigar in a scene. Garson Kanin
Is the moving picture to be the play of the future? The New York Times, August 20, 1911
When I have talked with Orson Welles, I feel like a plant that has been watered Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) talking about Orson Welles (1915-1985), one of 20th century's true film geniuses, who directed her in "Touch of Evil" (1958), now regarded an international classic, but at the time made on a tight budget. Said Ms. Dietrich: "The budget was like a handout to a beggar." Always close friends, "Touch of Evil" was made many years after Welles and Dietrich successfully toured together with his magic act