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Michael Powell

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"Actors and technicians were being demobbed every day. Very soon the only ham actor left in the combined forces would be General George Patton."

 
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King George VI of the United Kingdom: "How many men have you killed in war, General Patton?"
Patton: "Seven, sir.".
Dwight D. Eisenhower: "How many did you say, General Patton?"
Patton: "Three, sir."
Eisenhower: "Ok, George, we'll let you get away with that."

 
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"Film star," "movie star" — whatever they want to try to call you is limiting, in the sense that I think an actor has to be able to play characters. To separate these things — you know: "leading man," "action hero," "character actor," stuff like that — I guess if I want to be close to anything, it would be a character actor, which is what I think an actor should be. So any of that "movie star" stuff, I just don't buy it. It just doesn't make sense to me.

 
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Mr. [John] Barrymore’s smile was the smile of an actor who hates actors, and who knows that he is going to kill two or three before the play is over. I am not an actor-killer, but I like my Hamlets to dislike actors, if you know what I mean, and I think you don’t.

 
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(Speaking of Chinese president Sun Yat-sen) "...combined Benjamin Franklin and George Washington of China."

 
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"If they made a film of my life, I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He's a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal."

 
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