And the reason I really appreciated this is because after the picture came out, I was invited by the American Psychiatric Association to give a lecture. I couldn't believe it!
More Quotes from Rod Steiger:Now that was one thing, but from an actor's point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left. Now if an actor did that they would say he's over-acting.
I had read the novel and I had heard David Lean was going to direct it - and it came as a surprise to me because American actors, if given the chance, can do style as well as anybody and speak as well as anybody.
If you see the picture when things get exciting, he chews faster. When he really gets shocked, everything stops, including the chewing. So I worked it in for me.
Anyway, so what he did was, he spread sheets for 100 yards and underneath them he'd put things so there were bumps and different levels and on top he'd put little bushes and if you didn't look to close, it looked like snow!
We come. We go. And in between we try to understand.
And despite the passage of time, the award has divided the industry. With Kazan, ... I'm angry because this man was very well off in the theater financially. I could understand -- even though I wouldn't like it -- a man panicking because he doesn't have the money to educate or feed his kids and in a moment of animalistic fear said, 'Him, John or Bill.'
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