“Acting is the easiest job in the world, and I’m the luckiest guy. All I have to do is be at the studio on time, and know my lines. The wardrobe department tells me what to wear, the assistant director tells me where to go, the director tells me what to do. What could be easier?” Robert Taylor

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  1. June 8, 2014

    Always good to know someone recognizes and thoroughly appreciates the jamminess of his job!

    • June 9, 2014

      Jamminess! Someone has lived over the pond! I would say a Star’s life is both jammy, and sticky… 😉

  2. June 8, 2014

    Ah, but how easy was it to name names? He doesn’t have my respect, even though he was a damn fine actor.

    • June 9, 2014

      Older friends of my parents were blacklisted. It was an ugly time and the tactics of HUAC were notorious. I think the only reason Lucille Ball escaped was because J. Edgar loved (LOVED) her TV show.

  3. June 9, 2014

    How refreshing. Today it would have to be some confession of torture, an exploration of the “craft”, a psychological and neurological dissertation.

    • June 9, 2014

      Not that I don’t respect the process, and how you find your way into the character, but it always struck me as odd when someone referred to their body and voice as “my instrument”… I’m thinking that must have been Adler?

  4. June 10, 2014

    I always think of him as “the poor man’s Jimmy Stewart”. Because I love Jimmy Stewart, and he kinda sorta reminds me of him. Only not as great.

  5. June 11, 2014

    His candor is refreshing, no? I agree with the previous commenter about the lack of angst in evolving his characters.

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