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When old actors come up to me and say, "I don't know if I should do this role. It might be bad for my image", I say, "That's tough that you only have one image. My heart bleeds for you!" We are supposed to create raw people, explore life and communicate at the highest level; be it pain, joy or what have you. That's what I believe. I guess you could say it does become a philosophy, a way of life.
Won the part of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago
(1965) only after two other actors turned the part down. After a month went by with Marlon Brando
failing to respond to director David Lean
's written inquiry into whether he wanted to play Komarovsky, Lean offered the part to James Mason
, who was a generation older than Brando, because he did not want an actor who would overpower the character ...
Full-bodied, somewhat bombastic acting style