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Burt Lancaster

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Memorable Quotations:

  • "I did something wrong -- once." --as "The Swede" in THE KILLERS (1946).
  • "Remember, in a pirate ship, in pirate waters, in a pirate world, ask no questions. Believe only what you see. No, believe half of what you see." --as Captain Vallo in THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952).
  • "It's not confidence, ma'am; it's honesty. I just hate to see a beautiful woman going all to waste." --as Sgt. Milton Warden in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953).
  • "There's no such thing as a plain woman. Every real woman is pretty. They're all pretty in a different way, but they're all pretty." --as Bill Starbuck in THE RAINMAKER (1956). 
  • "You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "Match me, Sidney." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "I like Harry, but I can't deny he sweats a little." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "My right hand hasn't seen my left hand for thirty years." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "I'd like to take a bite out of you.  You're a cookie full of arsenic." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "If looks could kill, I'd be dead." --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).
  • "Here's your head.  What's your hurry?" --as J.J. Hunsecker in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957).

Further Reading:

  • Burt Lancaster: a filmography and biography by Ed Andreychuk (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c2000).

  • Burt Lancaster: an American life by Kate Buford (New York: Knopf, Distributed by Random House, c2000).

  • Burt Lancaster: a singular man by Robyn Karney (North Pomfret, Vt.: Trafalgar Square Pub., 1997).

  • Burt Lancaster  the terrible tempered charmer by Michael Munn (New York, NY: Robson Books, Parkwest, 1997).

  • Against type: the biography of Burt Lancaster by Gary Fishgall (New York: Scribner, c1995).

  • The cinema history of Burt Lancaster by David Fury (Minneapolis, MN: Artist's Press, 1989).

  • Burt Lancaster par Roland Lacourbe (Paris: Edilig, 1987).

  • Burt Lancaster: the man and his movies by Allan Hunter (New York: St. Martin's Press, c1984).

  • Burt Lancaster by Robert Windeler (New York: St. Martin's Press, c1984).

  • Burt Lancaster by Minty Clinch (London: A. Barker, c1984).
    Burt Lancaster by Tony Thomas (New York: Pyramid Publications, 1975).

  • Bad boys: the actors of film noir by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (Jefferson, N.C.: Farland, 2003).

  • The Tough Guys by James Robert Parish (New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House Publishers, c1976).

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