Gena Rowlands Quotes

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Gena Rowlands Quotes

Of course, much easier to do a film when youre doing an extremely emotional part than it is doing it onstage over and over especially.
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I always do make a back story for myself, but I'm not sure how necessary it is. I just like to.

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I love independent filmmaking. I don't agree with a lot of it, but that's the point.

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I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I'm thinking.

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The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.

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But you base everything on people you know.

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I only watch my movies that I make once, so I can just see how it hangs together, but after that, I don't watch them again. A lot of people have disappeared from Earth that you've worked with, and they make me sort of sad once in a while, and there's really no necessity for me to watch them. I've made them, and it's on film and that's that.

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Every sacred cow in the business has to do with economics.

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I got a part opposite Edward G. Robinson in a play called Middle of The Night, which Paddy Cheyafsky had written. It played for a long time because everybody just loved Edward G. Robinson, everybody in New York wanted to see it. John [Cassavetes] and I were married at the time and put into a position where I was working very long evening hours and he was working in the daytime and so there was a lot of spare time.

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A Woman Under the Influence was my favorite. I loved doing that. And it was challenging.

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Paddy Chayefksy was writing and it was a time where everybody was happy to be there [on TV].

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When I went to my parents I was at the University of Wisconsin, and I just couldn't wait anymore to go be an actress.

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I'd wanted to be [an actress] all my life.

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Of course, much easier to do a film when you're doing an extremely emotional part than it is doing it onstage over and over especially.

— Gena Rowlands

John [Cassavetes] loved actors. He gave them a lot of freedom. So if something came up that a certain actor just felt at the moment and said - that kind of improvisation he would accept. He gave very little direction.

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