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David Soul
August 28, 1943 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it.


My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.


It's important to move the theatre into the 21st Century.


Music always came first. I never set out to be an actor.


One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.


A job is a very healthy thing to do.


Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.


People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.


I was born into a family of preachers.


Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others.


Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise. It's something I long for but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I'm OK.


I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children.


The most important thing is story-telling. It's as singular and old-fashioned as that.


I went into acting because I had to make a good living. I had a child now and I had to support him any way I could... I wasn't happy, but I wasn't unhappy. I was just doing what I had to do to survive.


At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing.


I was an accidental actor. I was never formally trained.


Paul and I were both struggling actors. One night he would serve me in a restaurant, and the next night I would serve him. It was what out of work actors did.


To deal with the stark reality of having hit or hurt a woman or child, to deal with the initial responsibility you have not to do that and the knowledge you did do it, can be incredibly hard.


It's only when gravity starts to take over you begin to think about your body.


Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools.


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