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A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.

Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.

Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.

As an actor, I'll play anything.

At 69, I got the girl! And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.

English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.

Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.

Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company!

I admired Marlon Brando as I grew up. I though he was one of the finest screen actors around.

I feel like 35. At 35 you're old enough to know something and young enough to look forward to what you can do with the knowledge. So I stayed at 35!

I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.

I regard myself as someone who is retired but who occasionally goes out to work. In fact, I'm offered so much good stuff that it's not so occasional.

I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it.

I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter.

I'm forever testing myself. As a person and as an actor, I have no sense of competition.

I'm the audience's representative on earth.

If you think you're going to be up for an Oscar, you schedule your moviemaking.

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.