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Sally Field
November 6, 1946 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

Change is never easy.


I would take plays and I would cut out all the other dialogue and make long monologues because I felt the other kids weren't taking it as seriously as I did.


I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.


I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.


If I hadn't fought back, I might have been Gidget forever.


But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.


My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.'


Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.


I joined the Actors Studio and began to work with Lee Strasberg, and that changed my work.


There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy.


I've never had my heart broken.


I came from a real working-class show business family.


My last son is leaving to go to college; my grandchildren are being born. My mother is living with me.


I really have no ulterior motive in taking on certain roles. I have no larger issue that I really want to show people. I'm an actor, that's all. I just do what I do.


But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole.


When you're old, you are more certain of who you are, and that may be a good thing or a bad thing.


I have never been beautiful in cliche terms.


You lose your habitual behavior, which allowed you to sort of zone out. You have to be here, you have to be now, you have to be present.


It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.


There are parts of me that I feel are beautiful, but they don't have anything to do with my nose.


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