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Alan Ladd Quotes


Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American film actor.
(1913 - 1964)

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A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
 

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
 

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
 

I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good.
 

I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again.
 

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans. It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
 

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
 

I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.
 

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
 

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
 

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
 

I was a dummy in school.
 

I was never trained for anything.
 

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.
 

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.
 

I'm going to make it. Nothing is going to stop me. Nothing. I want it too much.
 

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
 

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me.
 

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
 

I'm working myself to death.
 


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