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Dennis Farina
February 29, 1944 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

I don't know if I have a technique. I'm just trying to remember the words.


I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?


I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.


I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make.


There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.


As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what's right for the kids.


Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man.


This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer.


I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

    Topics: Show Business

When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wayne. We didn't know what the story was about or anything.


The cast was huge, but I never saw anybody.


I don't like to be talked into anything. I don't want to be cajoled.


Vince or Brad or Benicio would say, Maybe we should try this, and Guy was open to changes.


I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what kinds of shades should be in the character.


Do whatever you're directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director.


When they released Sidewalks of New York, there were some shots with the towers they were going to take out, and Ed told them no. I don't think they can deny the towers were a part of New York.


You can't act for the editing. You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.


I know people who go back and check themselves, but it drives me crazy. Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary Grant looking back at them, but that's just not the case.


You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie. It's like an addiction almost.


This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.


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