When people think it's successful, I'm grateful. When they don't - OK, I'll try again.
The most important thing in my life is my work.
Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint.
Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College.
Dore Schary was then head of the studio and he wanted to change my name.
In the beginning I had a real work problem. Every time I had job I had to convince the immigration authorities I was the only man for that job and get a special work permit until I went under contract to MGM.
The fact that I'm going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I'm going to be successful at others.
I married at a tender age during my early stage and radio struggles.
To a large degree, those early lean days were self-imposed.
I'm not doing my work for constant success.
Acting is something I love.
Apart from being interested in a good role, I think it's necessary to make up your mind as to whether it will make a movie that will entertain an audience all over the world and not just in your own backyard.
I wouldn't dream of selling my work. I give them to friends, to charities.
I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.