You've got to keep fighting - you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.
You've got to keep fighting-you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.
The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are, then you can get something that you cannot anticipate.
When you know what an actor has, you can reach in and arouse it. If you don't know what he has, you don't know what the hell is going on.
I'm small, but I'm neither compliant nor agreeable.
I would rather do what I did than crawl in front of a ritualistic Left and lie the way those other comrades did betray my own soul.
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
I was both very successful and very left; the living demonstration of how you could be on the left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made.
I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice.
Hey, you must be doin' good, 'cause I never hear from you.
Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.
The motion pictures I have made and the plays I have chosen to direct represent my convictions.
The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration. Of the screen action, movement, sweep.
There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway.
I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.
I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies. Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition between American and Russian national interest.
Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.