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Bruce Davison Quotes
Bruce Davison Quotes
"A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening." "Actors, lots of times, are great when they have great parts. For me, a lot of times, it's been the part." "Characters that have a journey - that's what I find most interesting." "Don't take it personally when you are rejected. Be simple. Be truthful. That's pretty much what Hume Cronyn used to tell me." "From there I ended up - my theater history graduate teacher student, a girl named Theresa Germanese, she basically said, 'You've got to get out of here. You've got to go to New York and be an actor. I'm kicking you out." "Hollywood could use less instead of more of everything." "I ended up auditioning for things, and I got a play. I got the lead in a play in Penn State. Oh Dad, Poor Dad. From that it lead to summer stock, and from summer stock, it was just I was gaga. I was going." "I get influenced by everybody I work with: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Burt Lancaster, Warren Oates, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy." "I just love the work of acting, that role of processing. It's something you can keep working on until you drop." "I love villains. You know, I am a character actor, and any chance to get to play a really outrageous villain. I like to play that." "I spent my whole life figuring out how to get out of work. I would say I was intelligent, but intelligent in a very surreptitious, invisible way." "I think tolerance is something everybody needs to be reminded of, especially in a reactionary political world. Well, actually, I should say, a reactionary political climate." "I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved." "I was into casting at an early age." "I'm over there filming in South Africa now, and two in five are HIV-positive now. Not many people know that." "I've been rewriting a screenplay for 20 years, Carroll O'Connor optioned it at one time, and turned it into I guess CPO Sharkey. But I'm sort of revisiting it now, and it's a great time because it was right at the time just before Vietnam, during the Bay of Pigs." "It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS." "'Longtime Companion' certainly changed everything for me, and 'X-Men' took away everybody remembering me as David." "My mother was a secretary for John B. Kelly, who was Grace Kelly's dad, in Philadelphia - 'Kelly for Brickwork.' I think he was the guy in the Young Philadelphians played by Brian Dennehy." "That letting-go scene in 'Longtime Companion' has so much resonance for people. It's sort of a door, a passage that everybody has to go through - a sort of archetypical homage for everybody." "That's always something that's really important for an actor - to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone." "There are women in South Africa getting AIDS so that they can get the government benefits that come with having AIDS - so they can eat. We have a problem here, but when you look at in the world, it's pretty staggering."