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First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.
To be honest, I don't think I'm an actor. I'm a creator - or try to be.
I'm always happy when I'm left alone, but if somebody comes and is nice, then we talk.
And it's interesting, but I'm always interested in the story behind the story.
I am America's number-one fan. I like your food. Especially corn flakes.
We should never forget that Hollywood was built by Europeans, and the old Jewish boys from Eastern Europe.
A conversation goes sometimes into personal things and that's nicer. You look to each other and you have a different picture, you get into a relationship.
The interesting thing is that I found scenes which I put together which could appeal to almost every woman, or apply to almost every woman after the war. Falling in love, dancing, marrying.
And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.
When I was a young actor, in my first apartment, the first thing I bought was a Steinway piano. There was no bed at first. I slept on the floor.
When you have the cast, the sets, the lights, an opera takes on its own life. I'm not one of those directors who marches in with a set of plans.
Directing is like meeting a woman. You don't know her, but something strikes you, and then you just have to go into it.
Everything you do has certain significance, a certain weight. I think there is a film in everyone.
I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters.
I never played the right roles, or very rarely got the right roles offered, except on stage.
I played piano, I learned a lot about music.
I'll never forget Spencer Tracy. He only worked from nine to one - then from three to five again.
Music in this film is a very important part.
My mother was an actress and a director, as well. And my father was a playwright and poet.
Except here it's more power, more energy, younger and also in Europe it's still not only entertainment. Theater or films are looked at as a moral institution. That's why maybe they're so poetic. Here it's clear entertainment.
As an actor, I was a fantastic rebel. Then I became a directorial rebel and understood rebels from both sides. So now I am a friend who gives advice - not one who knows more, necessarily, but who shares ideas.
I just think the word interview, although it is the view between two people exchanged, became a sort of cliche. You ask questions and the other one answers.
Well, I did Marlene 15 years ago and that's in the style. It's somehow similar and not similar because Marlene was much more aggressive, funny and sad.
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