Tell me I'm the wild one.

On the Waterfront, 1954

Jimmy was extraordinarily intuitive and inventive, and he had an immediate connection with his whole emotional being. He was extremely quick to absorb things, and he was always hungry for information. He could also practicalize things which stayed impractical for other performers, things about the method, for example, which he was able to simplify for himself. He understood the concept that “acting is doing,” and he never worried about excessive emotional preparation. He might, for example, prepare by doing multiplication tables. By sixteens, say. How much is 16 times 16? How much is 16 times 17? Something that would force him to be intensely focused on a specific problem which might have absolutely nothing to do with his character’s problems but which would give him the results he wanted without straining for the result. - Stewart Stern

Robin Williams, 1978.


Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel.


Audrey Hepburn



Audrey Hepburn practices singing “La Vie En Rose" while on set of Sabrina.  Photographs by Mark Shaw, 1953.

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Audrey Hepburn on the set of How to Steal a Million, Paris, 1965

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