I was very intense. I think it’s a privilege to be an actor.
I was not what you’d call a first-class actor, but I did all right.
I was always a self-conscious person.
I don’t remember anything anybody said in any Jack Ford picture. Nothing happens except action.
Very often the Group actor is a critic when he’s acting and an actor when he’s criticizing.
There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors… and that is their competitive sense.
Miller didn’t write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That’s the measure of its merit.
I’m going to make a film where not one word is really important. I’m going to make it all action.
I said to Tennessee, this thing is becoming the Marlon Brando show.
I joined the Communist Party late in 1934. I got out a year and a half later.
For years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking. But not in the American Communists.
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.
I question the value of stars. I think they’re overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.
I value peace when it is not bought at the price of fundamental decencies.
I owe Bankhead a gift; she made a director out of me.