Leslie Caron Quotes

29 Leslie Caron quotes:

"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema."
"It's very difficult to marry into another civilization."
"We were all ruled by the studio system. I signed a contract for seven years."
"Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who loved waltzing and only danced with the girls."
"I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London."
"The studio system collapsed only when Elizabeth Taylor charged $1 million for Cleopatra."
"James Ivory comes close to the actors for the first rehearsal. He more or less lets you direct yourself and then will only correct you if he finds it incorrect."
"The most important thing is to remain active and to love what you are doing."
"It's the first film that I made where the director was not present under the camera, and it threw me."
"I had two children. I had a nanny to manage my kids."
"James Ivory is very, very subtle in his study of human behavior. I think that he's very aware of the subtleties of women behavior."
"No matter what you do, your person comes through. You can't completely change yourself on the screen. I had in mind someone colder and more in control, but I couldn't do it. This human note just crept in and maybe it's better."
"The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost."
"You have actresses like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, who have roles specially written for them."
"In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?"
"I think it's the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you've done in the past. I keep on."
"I noticed that when I went to see the rushes or the first showing that there was something quite human in this desperation, and I hadn't planned it."
"I went to Kerala in India, to learn Ayurveda, which was fantastic."
"Cinema will always have an important role to play in society."
"I got as little as a $75 a week when I started."

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