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David Strathairn Quotes

David Strathairn Quotes & Quotations
David Strathairn
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    Apart from stark fear, I was taken aback quite a bit. It was a huge responsibility to try and depict such a great man - such a great American. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    But I find it's usually a collaboration. Very rarely does a lead exist without someone else holding on to the leash, so to speak. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one that would be easiest to live with, I ended up using pipe tobacco. It burned slower, and it wasn't as harsh on my throat... It also smelled better. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    I don't think I could've carried the weight that Murrow carried. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    I think George just nailed the whole thing, the whole time period, the whole look and feel of what that newsroom was like. I did a lot of research for the role and believe me, it's all pretty genuine, down to the very last cigarette butt. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    I think the film is beautifully realised. His legacy as a journalist was recorded - as it were - well, and certainly the important issues of the '50s - or even today - are delivered and presented to the audience in a rather honest and objective way. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    If it's a role like this one, an actual live person, a legend, there's lots of material laid out. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit, you had to be there for quite a while. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me - they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    It's like a piece of music; you never lose sight of the theme. Each scene pushes off to the next like music builds and you can almost hear the next chord progression, so it has a strict structure, which is very compelling. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    There are biographies, I looked at a lot of photographs of him, I heard his voice over and over and over again. You get in there and get to know the man by all of those pieces of information. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn
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    You work enough with someone and you develop a shorthand. You know how he likes to work through the day and he knows where you're vulnerable and where your weaknesses and strengths are, so it makes for a good team, a team that knows who's over there behind your back. David-StrathairnDavid Strathairn