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William Hurt
March 20, 1950 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.


I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months and it took me 15 years to figure that out.


You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.


I just looked at him because I want to be looking in someone's eyes when I die.


I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations.


I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily.


All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.


The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.


I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging.


I was held hostage and almost executed by a man who was robbing us in the middle of the night.


The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.


Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.


It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.


I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.


But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.


What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.


If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days, you get the chance to create a character.


I demand minimal for paid rehearsal and not always six weeks either.


Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.


Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard.


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