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John Ratzenberger
April 6, 1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Before 1972, no actors got residuals. They just got paid. No residuals.


I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents try to instill in their sons and daughters.


You've got to write for your audience.


I have been raising money for the past 14 years for diabetes research.


I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.


In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors, so many are really not professionals.


A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.


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.


So many actors have sheer guts, will, and determination; they just need some preparation.


On my visits back home, if they saw that I was getting a big head, they'd let me know right away.


To them, the real United States is just flyover country.


From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride in their country anymore.


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.


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.


But from what I can see all around me today, that America is fading fast, if it's not already gone.


You'll be tested every single day.


So many people aren't ready for Hollywood - professionally or practically.


I always played a soldier, sailor, or policemen.


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.


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.


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