Quotes by Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

American actor and director

Alive from: 1955-2017

Category: Movie

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    Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was more famous than John Wayne to some of us. I knew him. I worked with him on a low budget film years ago, and we'd sit around at night while waiting for a shot.
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    I've always loved movies about con men. I think con men are as American as apple pie.
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    I've had a career that is kind of under the radar, but it sure is varied, and I've been so blessed to be able to get paid to do something I love to do.
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    I've had a life where things have worked out for me beyond my wildest dreams, and my brother's had just the opposite.
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    In our game, it's your vanity that keeps you in shape. I've got a little gym set up, and I ride a single-speed bike up the hills behind my house. Lately I've been kind of a slacker. Usually it's a film role that makes me start getting in shape. Between roles, I try to do a little maintenance, but I'm not a workout fanatic at all.
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    It was so weird that I would end up directing 'The Greatest Game Ever Played,' because, y'know, I'm not a big golfer myself. But I grew up around the game. My mom and dad kind of built their dream house off the 11th fairway of Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth.
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    It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
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    It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
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    It's easy to get jaded. It's easy to get lazy. It's easy to get too self-centric, like, 'Why me? What about my needs?' It has nothing to do with that. But you see, you are the thing you are selling whether you are a director or an actor in this business. It's very tough. The town doesn't realize that its greatest resource is its people.
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    It's very liberating to be naked in front of a hundred people, but there's nothing sexual about lovemaking on a movie set.
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    My father always read obituaries to me out loud, not because he was maudlin or morbid, but because they were mini biographies.
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    My first film was a movie shot in 1974. I was 18 on that movie set. It was called 'Big Bad Mama.' I turned 19 on the next movie I worked on, which was a black 'Blazing Saddles.' I worked in the art department. It was called 'Darktown Strutters.'
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    Since I was a small boy, I was always around the game. I don't play golf much myself, but I love watching it. My father has played golf all his life.
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    There's something about being at the tournaments that you don't really get on TV, although golf is a great sport to watch on television.
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    When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level.
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