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Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me.

The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy.

It's the thing that you do well that brings you to prominence. The very thing that brings you to success can also be like a curse, because then people think that's all you can do.

Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity.

Acting is like a high wire act. Your margin for error is very slim.

Audrey Hepburn's face was made for the camera.

Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's about losing your mother.

I adore clothes, I adore drinking. I just don't have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it.

I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in.

I do enjoy film. The more I do it the more I learn.

I got into Julliard on almost a full scholarship.

I never say I have a preference for one medium as opposed to another.

I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.

I think people think Jim Carrey's just wild and crazy. He really is very disciplined. It is true of Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams as well.

I wish I didn't have to live up to anything.

I'm a nice, happily married wife and mom and I live in Connecticut.

I'm sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.

In the early '90s, New York was a pretty depressing place.

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus. It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress.