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Dennis Farina Quotes

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

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

I know people who go back and check themselves, but it drives me crazy. Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary Grant looking back at them, but that's just not the case.

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.

I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director and we decide what kinds of shades should be in the character.

I think all actors are supposed to be character actors.

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

I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series.

I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make.

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

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

The cast was huge, but I never saw anybody.

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

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

This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer.

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.