Peter Falk

Peter Falk

Biography

Author Profession: US Actor
Born: September 16, 1927
Died: June 23, 2011
Birth Sign: Virgo

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The only mountain that I would still like to climb: I'd like to break 85.

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately.

I'm just looking to get through the day.

I'm old fashioned. I really think you should know how to draw before you start painting. I use charcoal and graphite; I put a skylight in. In my house, I turned the garage into an art studio. So I'm awash in art studios.

I came to Hollywood and nobody knew me. I was on a coupla TV shows.

I did do my own stunts.

I didn't become an actor until I was an old man of 28 or 29. I declared to the world that I was an actor. Nobody heard me, but I did declare it.

You talk about what a director, he was smart. He said, Turn the camera on!

I had two ambitions: One was to be in The Actors Studio, and the other was to walk into a bar where actors hung out, and everyone would know that I was a professional actor and I would be accepted.

I've worked with some terrific actors. The list of guys that came on the 'Columbo' show, I mean they were world-class actors from all over the world - Oskar Werner, Laurence Harvey, Donald Pleasence, you know... foreigners.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original.

Usually, I get hired because I'm tall.

My father's whole life was work. He had a retail store in Ossining, New York, and I mean, he was down there at 6:15 every morning. The store didn't open until 9, but he hadda be down there. That's all he knew.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

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

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

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