Theodore Bikel Quotes

Theodore Bikel Quotes: I don't speak out because I am an actor nor will I keep silent because I am an actor. I respect my profession, but it endows me with no special privileges; but it also does not limit me or muzzle me. I am a person and a citizen with the attendant responsibilities of voice and vote.
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Theodore Bikel Quote: An actor is supposed to emulate life. Instead, alas, many are imitating other actors. You don't fashion your knowledge of theatre or your approach to a role on the basis of what other actors have done. This kind of thinking is a great danger, especially in dealing with TV producers who frequently say things like, 'This is a Sean Connery type.'
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Quotes about Theodore Bikel: John Huston was the kind of director that totally left you alone. Not every actor always does it right, every time, but most of the time he was re-directing someone. He was making tight adjustments, and not even in terms of interpretation because he knew that by the time that the character had been filmed... well, he got it right when he cast you.
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Quote about Theodore Bikel: If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It's the only thing I haven't done yet that I would like to.
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Theodore Bikel Sayings: Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.
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Theodore Bikel Saying: We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
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Sayings about Theodore Bikel: I created the role of Captain Von Trapp.
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Saying about Theodore Bikel: I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.
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Theodore Bikel Quotes: I am first, and foremost, an actor. That's what I am. To me, a song is a mini-drama. My musical ability informs the actor as well because it gives me a sense of timing that non-musicians don't have. So, one hand washes the other.
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Theodore Bikel Quote: I refuse to do shows that are narrowly constructed, that appeal to only one sentiment. I do a lot of Jewish material in front of non-Jews and a lot of non-Jewish material in front of Jews on the simple theory that the non-Jews are entitled to a glimpse of a Jewish world and the Jews are entitled to a glimpse of the world.
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Quotes about Theodore Bikel: I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive.
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Quote about Theodore Bikel: By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
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Theodore Bikel Sayings: There is no role I cannot play except a midget.
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