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Wallace Shawn was born on 12th November 1943 in New York City, USA, he is an actor, voice actor, comedian, playwright, and essayist, best known for his roles in such movies as “My Dinner with Andre” (1981) and “The Princess Bride” (1987). Shawn also provided voices of Rex in the Toy Story franchise and Gilbert Huph in “Incredibles” (2004). His career has been active since 1968.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wallace Shawn is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shawn’s net worth is as high as $8 million, earned through his successful acting career. In addition to playing on both on-screen and theatre, Shawn also works as a writer, which improved his wealth.

Wallace Shawn Net Worth $8 Million

Wallace Shawn was born to Jewish parents Cecille, a journalist, and William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, and grew up in New York, along with his brother, Allen. He went to the private liberal arts Putney School high school in Vermont, and later studied history at Harvard College, from where he graduated with an A.B. Shawn later enrolled at Magdalen College, Oxford with intentions of becoming a diplomat, but he pursued his acting career instead.

Shawn debuted on television in 1968 in an episode of “One Life to Live” (1968), and then waited 11 years before his movie debut, which came in Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated “Manhattan” (1979) starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Mariel Hemingway. By the end of the ‘70s, Wallace had appeared in such movies as Oscar-nominated “Starting Over” (1979) with Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, and Candice Bergen, and in Bob Fosse’s Oscar-winning “All That Jazz” (1979) alongside Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, and Leland Palmer. His net worth was well established.

In the early ‘80s, Shawn played in Louis Malle’s Oscar-nominated “Atlantic City” (1980) with Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, and Kate Reid, and then starred in “My Dinner with Andre” (1981). He continued with James Ivory’s Oscar-nominated “The Bostonians” (1984) starring Christopher Reeve and Vanessa Redgrave, and in Woody Allen’s “Radio Days” (1987) alongside Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, and Mike Starr. Shawn ended the decade with appearances in Golden Globe Award-nominated “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987) starring Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, and Vanessa Redgrave, and in Rob Reiner’s Oscar-nominated “The Princess Bride” (1987) with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright.

Wallace has over 30 movie credits during the ‘90s, with some of the most notable ones being Woody Allen’s “Shadows and Fog” (1991), and Alan Rudolph’s Golden Globe-nominated “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” (1994) with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, and Matthew Broderick. Shawn starred in “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994), played in “Clueless” (1995) alongside Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, and Brittany Murphy, and lent his voice to Rex in “Toy Story” (1995), all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

In 2001, Wallace appeared in Allen’s “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion”, and in 2003 he played in Simon Wincer’s Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Monte Walsh” starring Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, and Keith Carradine. In 2004, Shawn provided voice of Gilbert Huph in “Incredibles”, and also had a role in a comedy “Melinda and Melinda” with Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Wallace has had parts in numerous TV series; some of them are “Gossip Girl” (2008-2012) and “The Good Wife” (2013-2015). In 2012 he appeared in the film “A Late Quartet”, alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener, and the next year featured in “The Double” (2013) with Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Furthermore, Shawn had roles in “Don Peyote” (2014), “Maggie’s Plan” (2015), and will appear in films “Drawing Home” (2017), “Someone Else’s Wedding” (2017), and “Cop and a Half 2” (2017), among other productions.

Regarding his personal life, Wallace Shawn is a longtime companion of Deborah Eisenberg and currently resides in Manhattan, New York City.

He is afraid of heights, and the interesting thing is that he doesn’t own a television set at his residence.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cashmere Mafia 2008 TV Series Animal Handler
The Return of Jezebel James 2008 TV Series Garson Leeds
New York City Serenade 2007 Wallace Shawn
I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 Math Teacher (uncredited)
Happily N'Ever After 2006 Munk (voice)
Air Buddies 2006 Video Billy (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 TV Series Film Professor
Family Guy 2006 Video Game Bertram (voice)
Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers 2006 Video Purple Pirate Paul / Narrator (voice)
Southland Tales 2006 Baron Von Westphalen
Crossing Jordan 2001-2006 TV Series Dr. Howard Stiles
The 12th Man 2006 TV Movie Marty
Chicken Little 2005 Principal Fetchit (voice)
Desperate Housewives 2005 TV Series Lonny Moon
Love Thy Neighbor 2005 Clinic Doctor
Stargate SG-1 2005 TV Series Arlos
Fat Actress 2005 TV Series Dr. Sigmund von Oy
Karroll's Christmas 2004 TV Movie Zeb Rosecog
The Incredibles 2004 Video Game Gilbert Huph (voice)
The Incredibles 2004 Gilbert Huph (voice)
Melinda and Melinda 2004 Sy
Sex and the City 2004 TV Series Martin Grable
Teacher's Pet 2004 Principal Crosby Strickler (voice)
The Haunted Mansion 2003 Ezra
Duplex 2003 Herman
Monte Walsh 2003 TV Movie Colonel Wilson
Stanley 2003 TV Series Mr. Goldberg
Sun Gods 2002 TV Movie Spaulding
Mr. St. Nick 2002 TV Movie Mimir
Personal Velocity 2002 Mr. Gelb
Teamo Supremo 2002 TV Series Gauntlet
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Rex (outtakes) (voice, uncredited)
Three Sisters 2001 TV Series Dean Webb
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 George Bond
Blonde 2001 TV Mini-Series I.E. Shinn
Ally McBeal 2001 TV Series Mr. Dune
Teacher's Pet 2000-2001 TV Series Principal Crosby Strickler
The Prime Gig 2000 Gene
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins 2000 Video Rex (voice)
The Diary of the Hurdy-Gurdy Man 1999
Toy Story 2 1999 Rex the Green Dinosaur (voice)
Cosby 1999 TV Series Mr. Fleming
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993-1999 TV Series Zek
Homicide: Life on the Street 1999 TV Series Frank Hopper
My Favorite Martian 1999 Coleye
Blind Men 1998 TV Movie
The Lionhearts 1998 TV Series
Noah 1998 TV Movie Zack
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story 1998 Video Tarzan Chimp (voice)
Critical Care 1997 Furnaceman
King of the Hill 1997 TV Series Philip Ny
Murphy Brown 1994-1997 TV Series Stuart Best
Just Write 1997 Arthur Blake
Clueless 1996-1997 TV Series Mr. Hall
Vegas Vacation 1997 Marty
Toy Story 1996 Video Game Rex (voice)
Toy Story Activity Center 1996 Video Game Rex (voice)
House Arrest 1996 Victor 'Vic' Finley
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 Labradour MC (voice)
Toy Story Treats 1996 TV Series short Rex
Toy Story 1995 Rex (voice)
The Pink Panther 1993-1995 TV Series The Little Man
Just Like Dad 1995 TV Movie Stan Speigel
Clueless 1995 Mr. Wendell Hall
Something Wilder 1995 TV Series Roof Inspector
Canadian Bacon 1995 Canadian Prime Minister
A Goofy Movie 1995 Principal Mazur (voice)
Kalamazoo 1995 Short Bobby
Napoleon 1995 Echidna (English version, voice)
The Wife 1995 Cosmo
The Nanny 1994 TV Series Charles Haste
Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 Vanya
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 Horatio Byrd
Eligible Dentist 1993 TV Movie
The Meteor Man 1993 Mr. Little
Matrix 1993 TV Series Mr. Gonley
The Cemetery Club 1993 Larry
Nickel & Dime 1992 Everett Willits
Unbecoming Age 1992 Dr. Block
Civil Wars 1992 TV Series Riley Baker
Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 Sibor, Semage's Beau
The Double 0 Kid 1992 Video Cashpot
Shadows and Fog 1991 Simon Carr
The Cosby Show 1987-1991 TV Series Jeffrey Engels Jeff Engels Jeffrey Engels - Narrator
We're No Angels 1989 Translator
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989 Howard
She's Out of Control 1989 Dr. Fishbinder
The Moderns 1988 Oiseau
The Princess Bride 1987 Vizzini
Prick Up Your Ears 1987 John Lahr
Nice Girls Don't Explode 1987 Ellen
Radio Days 1987 Masked Avenger
The Bedroom Window 1987 Henderson's Attorney
Head Office 1985 Mike Hoover
Heaven Help Us 1985 Father Abruzzi
Micki + Maude 1984 Dr. Elliot Fibel
The Bostonians 1984 Mr. Pardon
The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 Freud
Crackers 1984 Turtle
How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days 1983 TV Movie Professor Silverfish
Saigon -Year of the Cat- 1983 TV Movie Frank Judd
Deal of the Century 1983 Harold DeVoto
Strange Invaders 1983 Earl
The First Time 1983 Jules Goldfarb
Taxi 1982-1983 TV Series Arnie Arnie Ross
Lovesick 1983 Otto Jaffe
A Little Sex 1982 Oliver
Strong Medicine 1981 uncredited
My Dinner with Andre 1981 Wally Shawn
Cheaper to Keep Her 1981 Mugger
Atlantic City 1980 Waiter (as Wally Shawn)
Simon 1980 Eric Van Dongen
All That Jazz 1979 Assistant Insurance Man
Starting Over 1979 Workshop Member
Manhattan 1979 Jeremiah
One Life to Live 1968 TV Series Professor Marvel (1992)
Animal Crackers 2017 post-production Mr. Woodley (voice)
Cop and a Half 2 2017 TV Movie post-production Principal Miller
Drawing Home 2017 Mr. Garfield
Mozart in the Jungle 2014-2016 TV Series Winslow
Regular Show in Space 2016 TV Series The Evil Brain
The Stinky & Dirty Show 2016 TV Series Tall
The Night Shift 2016 TV Series Mr. Neville
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness 2011-2016 TV Series Taotie
Robo-Dog 2015 Mr. Willis
Maggie's Plan 2015 Kliegler
King's Quest 2015 Video Game Manny (voice)
The Good Wife 2013-2015 TV Series Charles Lester
Christmas at Cartwright's 2014 TV Movie Harry Osbourne
Toy Story That Time Forgot 2014 TV Short Rex (voice)
The Mysteries of Laura 2014 TV Series Kenneth Walters
BoJack Horseman 2014 TV Series Wallace Shawn
The 7D 2014 TV Series Not-So-Magic Mirror
Phineas and Ferb 2014 TV Series Saul
Don Peyote 2014 Psychotherapist
The Fog of Courage 2014 Short Eustace Bagge (voice)
A Master Builder 2013 Halvard Solness
Toy Story of Terror 2013 TV Short Rex (voice)
The Double 2013 Mr Papadopoulos
Disney Infinity 2013 Video Game Rex (voice)
Adventure Time 2013 TV Series Rasheeta / Imaginary Jake
Admission 2013 Clarence
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot 2012 Video Game Gilbert Huph Rex (English version, voice)
Gossip Girl 2008-2012 TV Series Cyrus Rose
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse 2012 Video Game Bertram (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex 2012 Short Rex (voice)
A Late Quartet 2012 Gideon Rosen
Vamps 2012 Dr. Van Helsing
Eureka 2011-2012 TV Series Dr. Warren Hughes Warren Hughes
Fish Hooks 2012 TV Series Rat King
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry 2011 Short Rex (voice)
Family Guy 2001-2011 TV Series Bertram
The Speed of Thought 2011 Sandy
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation 2011 Short Rex (voice)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: Dogs Dishing: Tails from the Bark Side of Hollywood 2010 Video short
Meow-takes: Outtakes and Gag Reel 2010 Video short
Toy Story 3 2010 Video Game Rex (voice)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 Calico (voice)
Toy Story 3: The Video Game 2010 Video Game Rex (voice)
Toy Story 3 2010 Rex (voice)
Furry Vengeance 2010 Dr. Christian Burr (uncredited)
Damages 2010 TV Series Sterling Biddle
The Daily Show 2010 TV Series Dr. Alan Rubin
After Today Live 2009 Short Principal Mazur (voice)
Jack and the Beanstalk 2009 Broker Booker Lancelot Squarejaw
ER 2009 TV Series Teddy Lempell
The L Word 2008-2009 TV Series William Halsey
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series The Sorcerer
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Professor Roy Batters
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King 2008 Video Mr. Gibbles (voice)
Mia et le Migou 2008 The Migoo (English version, voice)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 Mr. Gibson
The Princess Bride Game 2008 Video Game Vizzini (voice)
Toy Story Midway Mania! 2008 Short Rex (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Master Builder 2013 written by
Tea Time 2010/II Short script
The Fever 2004 play / screenplay
Marie and Bruce 2004 screenplay
The Designated Mourner 1997 play / written by
My Dinner with Andre 1981

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Master Builder 2013 producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hannah Arendt 2012 special thanks
The Tree of Life 2011 special thanks
Birds of America 2008 thanks
Days of Heaven 1978 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starring Austin Pendleton 2016 Documentary short Himself
Over Time 2015 Documentary short Himself
The Ibsen Project 2015 Documentary short Himself
Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner 2013 Documentary Himself
Toy Story 3: The Gang's All Here 2010 Video documentary short Himself / Rex
MindFlux 2010 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 Documentary Himself
The Windmill Movie 2008 Documentary Himself
USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Fiction et Réalité 2008 Video documentary Himself
Ne me parlez pas de moi 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
Strange Culture 2007 Documentary Himself
'Clueless': The Class of '95 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Now 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Himself
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Rex
The Hutchcast 2015 TV Series Wally Shawn
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Cyrus Rose
The L Word 2009 TV Series William Halsey
Fat Actress 2005 TV Series Dr. Sigmund Von Oy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Syndicated Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
1982 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay My Dinner with Andre (1981) · Andre Gregory

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Toy Story of Terror (2013) · Tom Hanks
· Tim Allen
· Joan Cusack
· Carl Weathers
· Timothy Dalton
· Stephen Tobolowsky
· Don Rickles
· Kristen Schaal
· Kate McKinnon
· Lori Alan
· Peter Sohn
· Dawnn Lewis
· Emily Hahn
· Ken Marino
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Syndicated Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)


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#Fact
1 Mentioned in Justified: The Hunt (2015).
2 Was considered for the role of Gargamel in The Smurfs (2011).
3 As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: All That Jazz (1979), Atlantic City (1980) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
4 Did not start acting until he was age 36.
5 Has a younger sister named Mary who has been institutionalized since the mid-1950s, when she was six. Mary was diagnosed with what were then referred to as mental retardation and "infantile schizophrenia", the former term for the condition now diagnosed under the name "autism".
6 Was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
7 Is afraid of heights.
8 Is the longtime companion of Deborah Eisenberg.
9 He wrote an adaptation of the "Threepenny Opera", which opened on Broadway on April 20, 2006 at Studio 54. Its many stars included Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer and Cyndi Lauper.
10 In 2005 he received a career achievement award from the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation. The writers organizations gave him this honor for his work in the theater.
11 He met Andre Gregory, his co-star in My Dinner with Andre (1981), by arranging to attend every performance of Gregory's New York staging of "Alice in Wonderland" in 1970--a run which lasted for a year. The two have been friends and occasional collaborators ever since.
12 Does not own a television set.
13 Father was William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, 1952-87.
14 Sister-in-law is Jamaica Kincaid, West Indian author.
15 Brother is Allen Shawn, American composer.

#Quote
1 [in 2008, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)] They worked quite long days on these television programs. Twelve hours is normal. And if you are playing a creature from outer space, you have to show up three hours earlier to put on your makeup. And you stay an hour later to take it off. So you enter a zone of strangeness that you can't really put into words very easily . . . It's physically absolutely exhausting. But it was liberating to me as an actor. And I think I enjoy my own performances as that character more than most, almost more than anything I've done. I think I was quite good as . . . It liberated me to be wearing all that makeup. I was freed by it..
2 [in 2008, on working with André the Giant in The Princess Bride (1987)] Well, that, I did very much enjoy. He was marvelous. But there was something painful about his situation, because he already had lost some of his strength. Of course it was well-known that he could not live terribly long, because no one with his condition did. So it was all a bit poignant. But he was always very, very intelligent, and he was very kind to me, because I was quite afraid of certain things we had to do, and he was very, very nice to me. He was a fascinating person, because he had come from a small village in France and wanted to travel. And he quite consciously decided that in order to travel, his best option was to try to become a wrestler and that's what he did.
3 The actor's role in the community is quite unlike anyone else's. Businessmen, for example, don't take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do.
4 When I was first starting to write plays, I quite literally had never heard of the idea of studying playwriting. I wouldn't have studied it even if I had heard of it.
5 When I was first exposed to the films of Ingmar Bergman, I found them frank and disturbing portraits of the world we live in, but that was not something that displeased me. They were beautiful. I thought people would respond to my plays the way I responded to Bergman's films.
6 You can go to a play that is enjoyable because it's funny, and then on the next night you can go to a play that's enjoyable because it's "disturbing".
7 My personal life is lived as "me", but my professional life is lived as other people. In other words, when I go to the office, I lie down, dream and become "someone else". That's my job.
8 In my mind, the plays I was writing were extreme examples of art for art's sake. I didn't necessarily think that other people would love them, though I thought they probably would.
9 I'm not proud to be me, I'm not excited to be me, but I find that I am me, and like most other individuals, I send out little signals; I tell everyone else how everything looks from where I am.
10 I wrote my first play at the age of 10, 55 years ago, and I've always found it a fantastic relief to imagine I know what things would be like from the point of view of other individuals and to send out signals from where I actually am not. Playwrights never need to write from the place where they are.
11 I think the whole system of education would change if I were in charge and had the ability to make changes. I don't think I would keep Princeton exactly being Princeton.
12 I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember [Sigmund Freud;s] "Interpretation of Dreams" was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!
13 I sincerely believe that if [George W. Bush] and [Dick Cheney] recognized the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world, they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.
14 I grew up. I began to think the United States had some problems that really required the help of artistic people to solve. And I gave myself permission to be a writer instead of a civil servant.
15 For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
16 I started writing plays in around 1967, and at a certain point I thought, "I'm writing plays, I should learn about acting and what it is". So I went to the HB Studio in New York, and I was there for about nine months.
17 My plays have been strange from the beginning, and they never got unstrange.
18 The life of an actor can be very enviable.
19 In terms of number of movies, I've been in an extraordinary amount. If you count only the minutes I'm onscreen, it's not so long.
20 Patriotism is considered to be an emotion a person ought to feel. But why? Why is it nobler to love your own country than to love someone else's?
21 In my early 20s, I studied history and politics, and I really thought that perhaps I would devote my life to that.
22 If I had even the tiniest scrap of advice to give to a young actor who was figuring out how to audition, I would say don't memorize the script... The reality about auditions is that 98 percent of the results has to do with what you are, not with what you did in the audition.
23 I'm afraid that the passage of time is mostly lost on me. If you were to open up my head you would see that I'm still brooding about statements, songs and issues from the third grade. The years between 1980 and today went by very, very quickly.
24 For some reason, people find me funny. It's quite hard to define why a thought is funny. It's even harder to define why a person would be funny. It's a word that I can't define at all. But whether I know quite what it is or not, I seem to be it.
25 You know, I haven't written as much as most other writers. Certainly maybe those who keep a more regular schedule accomplish more.
26 There's nothing regular about my life at all, really. I don't keep a regular schedule and every day is different. It's all rather chaotic.
27 But because we've all been readers, we know what the experience is like, and we hope that what certain writers have given to us, we will give to someone.
28 When I was a child, I did always feel that people were hiding things, and that they weren't expressing their true feelings. When adults are too complicated, and cover their emotions with layers of well-intentioned subterfuge, the child isn't seeing reality clearly enough and gets upset.
29 Children, I always think, are just putting on a performance of being naive and not understanding anything. I have worked with children in films, and they're treated as adults and they just drop the pretense of being children.
30 After being in one movie, it didn't seem like that would be my life. I had done several jobs, briefly. I'd been a shipping clerk, I worked in a copy shop, I didn't think the acting was going to go on and on.
31 Before I was five I did have a lot of time on my hands. I had no job and really no career, and I spent an awful lot of time listening to records. It was more the classical ones, really--[Sergei Prokofiev], and I think there was some [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart] in there, and more impressionistic composers like [Frederick Delius].
32 I have an enormous appetite to see life as I know it presented in front of my eyes.
33 I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
34 I don't have a television, and I'm just not too up on television.
35 I know that I am one and I've made a living as an actor and I enjoy being an actor, but when I'm not actually doing it, I forget that I do it.
36 I don't see that many plays, and for me, musicals are rarely pleasing.
37 I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it.
38 I'm a very lucky man. It's a beautiful thing for a writer, to see people allowing your words to enter their own unconscious and their souls.
39 I'm being mocked because I don't live up to a socially determined view of what other people think a person should look like.
40 I never grew up thinking, "One day I will play so and so" because I wasn't expecting to be an actor at all.
41 I spend most of my time thinking about things like laundry and buying stationery supplies.
42 I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they're laughing.
43 Acting is an escape from the boring person that I am in real life.
44 And my singing, I don't think I could sing Wagner or opera, but I could probably carry a tune. I was in a musical once, but it was never performed.
45 As writers, we can't predict who might come along who might find our offerings valuable.
46 Even with my wife, I find sharing soup is hard.
47 I probably have a higher opinion of my writing than the average person, at least when I'm in a good mood, but I don't really think of my plays as only being relevant to a particular month or year.
48 I choose parts because I don't want to be embarrassed when the movie comes out. What if my friends were to see the movie? What if my niece or nephew wandered into the theater and saw the movie? I don't want to be too ashamed of it.
49 I see myself as a citizen of the planet. Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team. I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs.
50 In an amusement park, you can go on a roller coaster that carries you up and down, or you can go on another kind of ride that whirls you around in a circle. Similarly, there are different sorts of entertaining experiences in the theater.
51 We are not what we seem. We are more than what we seem. The actor knows that. And because the actor knows that hidden inside himself there's a wizard and a king, he also knows that when he's playing himself in his daily life, he's playing a part, he's performing, just as he's performing when he plays a part on stage.
52 In real life, every person is the leading man or woman. We don't think of ourselves as supporting or character actors.
53 Acting is trying to be absolutely truthful; to get audiences to believe that you are a dean, when, actually, not only are you not the dean, but if you walked into the building they'd probably throw you out. That's very hard.
54 My father was a jazz listener, and I think, at least before I was five, I was not so into that. Although there were records that emphasized percussion that I liked, like Baby Dodds.
55 I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character . . . This happens to be a feature of my life generally.
56 "The Fever" is a one-person play. I decided I would perform it myself, and I decided I would not perform it in theaters, because the character in the play says certain things that I meant.
57 It is hard enough to make a plan for how you are going to spend an evening with somebody else. So to make a plan for how you are going to behave in 25 years seems based on a view of life that is incomprehensible to me.
58 I was making my living from a joke about my appearance that I didn't understand, and in a way still don't, because when I look in a mirror it doesn't seem funny to me.
59 I am recognized a lot for Clueless (1995), but I am recognized a great deal for The Princess Bride (1987). I don't know . . . maybe everybody who has seen that movie just goes out on the street.
60 From being a writer of plays, it was not that surprising that somebody thought of giving me a job as an actor. After I played one part, others came along.
61 The Princess Bride (1987) is by far the most popular film I've ever done. I don't think I'll ever top it.
62 Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself.
63 I have more free time than a lot of individuals, so, instead of talking, I sometimes write.
64 We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.
65 Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an 18th-century chocolate house.
66 I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character . . . This happens to be a feature of my life generally. I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they're laughing.

#Trademark
1 Bald head and short stature
2 Distinctive high, clipped, lisping speaking voice
3 Very elfin looks, enough to make Woody Allen look almost like a conventional leading man in Manhattan (1979)
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