John Hurt

Born: January 22, 1940

Die: January 27, 2017

Occupation: Actor

Quotes of John Hurt

John Hurt

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine. How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.

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John Hurt

Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realize that it is going to come to an end at some stage.

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John Hurt

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit.

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John Hurt

Each day, as you get older, there is a new perspective on life. It's a progression of some sort.

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John Hurt

As Beckett said, it's not enough to die, one has to be forgotten as well.

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John Hurt

I am not an enormous believer in research being the be-all and end-all. I get suspicious when I read about actors spending six months in a clinic, say, in order to play someone who is sick.

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John Hurt

I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don't necessarily read in script form anything like as well...

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John Hurt

I have lots of favourite memories but I can't say that I have a favourite film.

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I never quite understand why we watch the news. There doesn't really seem much point watching somebody tell you what the news is when you could quite easily listen to it on the radio.

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John Hurt

I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.

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John Hurt

I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.

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John Hurt

If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.

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John Hurt

We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during our lives, we know they're all only man-made, like God. I begin to wonder where it all leads. What can...

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I've spent a great deal of my life doing independent film, and that is partly because the subject matter interests me and partly because that is the basis of the film industry. That's where the filmmakers...

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If you do an interview in 1960, something it's bound to change by the year 2000. And if it doesn't, then there's something drastically wrong.

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John Hurt

It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on making films that may not find a distributor.

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