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In the eighth grade I found I had a voice for opera, so I followed that path a little, but my impulse has always been an actor. I have always liked cinema, and let's face it, opera singers are just bad actors! I didn't want to translate myself in that direction. My heroes were people like Spencer Tracy
, Bogart [Humphrey Bogart
], Mitchum [Robert Mitchum
], Marvin [Lee Marvin
], Richardson [Ralph
He got into Hofstra University on a drama scholarship and began working with its famous Shakespeare program, which includes a campus replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theater. After a time, though, he lost interest in school. Instead, he held a larger ambition: to work with the great Stella Adler
. He ended up studying with Adler for three years and also studied with Lee Strasberg
. During his ...