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The last thing on my mind was to be an actor, but I had a crush on a cute girl in the drama department, so the best thing for me to do was audition, help out, do carpentry, whatever it took to get me on that project.
Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.
You'll be tested every single day.
I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.
Diabetes affects my family. One of my kids is affected by it.
I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research.
A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
But from what I can see all around me today, that America is fading fast, if it's not already gone.
I come from Bridgeport, Connecticut and have friends I grew up with there.
In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T. at age five. The way I look at it, E.T. stole a bit of my son's childhood.
To them, the real United States is just flyover country.
The pollution they produce, market, sell, and show to billions around the world is at its core contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives than nearly 100 percent of everybody who's ever lived. And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see.
They need to be re-supplied with energy, and that energy comes from asking not what your country can do for you, but from what you can do for your country.
On my visits back home, if they saw that I was getting a big head, they'd let me know right away.
Before 1972, no actors got residuals. They just got paid. No residuals.
From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride in their country anymore.
Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago.
After all, at end of the day, when you're breathing your last, it's not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside; it's your children. Keep that in mind.
I started improvising the Cliff character, based on someone I grew up with.
I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
I've turned down projects based on raunchiness before.
In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors, so many are really not professionals.
So many actors have sheer guts, will, and determination; they just need some preparation.
So many people aren't ready for Hollywood - professionally or practically.
Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they're uncomfortable laughs.
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