Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: February 29, 1944
Died: July 22, 2013
Birth Sign: Pisces

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I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.

When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wayne. We didn't know what the story was about or anything.

As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what's right for the kids.

The British have slang words, as we do, but it was fun.

Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarring than usual. I thought it would be fun to be in a movie that's unconventional. Then I met Guy and I liked him. I think he's a good man.

I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?

You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently, you want to be in another movie. It's like an addiction almost.

I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.

I think all actors are supposed to be character actors.

There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.

Do whatever you're directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director.

I don't know if I have a technique. I'm just trying to remember the words.

I don't like to be talked into anything. I don't want to be cajoled.

I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

I love England and the historical aspect of it.

The cast was huge, but I never saw anybody.

This generation of filmmakers is very good. They're seasoned, for some reason.

Vince or Brad or Benicio would say, Maybe we should try this, and Guy was open to changes.

What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it's not entertaining. I left that behind me.

You can't act for the editing. You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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