William Sanderson

William Sanderson

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: January 10, 1948
Age: 68 years old
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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I hope to outlive my enemies.

I love the word 'resonance.'

I'm probably the most pessimistic actor I know. I'm always sure I'll never work again.

It's easier to play quirky characters and hide behind wardrobe and make-up, especially.

You can't go over every beat, every second, and worry about how you can do it better - it'll eat you alive.

In Montana, when we did 'Return to Lonesome Dove', we rode on the side of a hill at night in the dark; I was afraid my horse would step on one of the actors playing dead. The director said to leave it to the stunt doubles since they got paid for that.

The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.

I kinda like where I am. If I'm recognized all the time, I have to leave better tips in restaurants.

I like Edward G. Robinson - he started as a character actor and became a lead, which is probably why I like him.

I'm a journeyman actor, and I don't ever want to forget that. With romantic-lead dreams.

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.

I've said maybe too many times that I'd rather be typecast than not cast at all.

It's hard to watch something you've done many years ago.

One of the joys about acting is researching.

The best came from my martial arts teacher, who also taught Elvis. He said, 'Your ego will get you killed.'

When I was in the Army, I read a book by Adlai Stevenson. He said law was as noble as saving a person's life. So at one point, I felt that way too.

When you play so many outcasts and derelicts, or even a murderer, you need to play someone healthy.

As a youngster, I had friends who became lawyers and doctors, and I was as idealistic as anybody. When I was in the Army, I read a book by Adlai Stevenson. He said law was as noble as saving a person's life. So at one point, I felt that way, too. But after a while, I said, 'Let me just finish the degree. I'm getting the G.I. Bill.'

I consider it probably one of the biggest honors to be in the Academy. There are only like 1300 actors in it, and as far as I know, you're a member for life. To this day, I'm wondering how lucky I was.

I've been kinda fascinated by misfits, outcasts, and downtrodden people. I've identified with them. 'Blade Runner' probably got me more work than any. It convinced some producers that I could play something other than a rural crazy, I guess.

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. Peter Falk

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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