Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Jack Andrus: What's your name?
Jack Andrus: Veronica what?
Veronica: Veronica Whats the difference?
Maurice Kruger: When you're dying, everybody is nice to you. It's nauseating!
Jack Andrus: Hello, Lew.
[He is ignored]
Jack Andrus: I said hello, Lew.
Lew Jordan: I heard what you said, Jack. I hated you when you were a star. You were arrogant. Irresponsible. The most difficult client I ever had. Now that you're nothing, I still hate you. Only now I can tell you.
[He puts his pipe in his mouth. Jack slaps at the pipe, breaking it and sending most of it flying across the room. Lew angrily tosses the remnants of the pipe at the floor and stalks away]
Lew Jordan: Jack, got a minute?
Jack Andrus: I'm in a hurry.
Lew Jordan: Too much of a hurry to make a lot of money?
Jack Andrus: Lew, some other time. I'm rushing to the hospital.
Lew Jordan: Well, I'll walk you to the door. How long before you finish this job?
Jack Andrus: It's already finished, except for two days of retakes.
Lew Jordan: Good, you're available. We can close the deal now. You know how much finishing this picture means to Davie. Yesterday he was poison. Today we can pick and choose.
Jack Andrus: We?
Lew Jordan: Yeah. Didn't you know? Davie made it clear. On his next picture, you direct. I've got just the package. Davie, the number one best seller, and you.
Jack Andrus: What about Kruger?
Lew Jordan: What about him?
Maurice Kruger: You know you got to make these people think you're important or they'll walk all over you!
Brad Byrd: [Asking why his story wasn't used] , It was a lie!
Maurice Kruger: I don't lie to the press.
Brad Byrd: You lie to yourself, Mr. Kruger. That's worst.
Veronica: When you were a star... there in Hollywood... before Carlotta... did you have a lot of girls? Girls like me?
Jack Andrus: Not as many as I should have. Certainly not as many as they said I had.
Veronica: What were you like then?
Jack Andrus: Lonely.
Veronica: So famous... and alone.
Jack Andrus: Everybody's alone - actors more so.
Veronica: Then why would anyone want to be an actor?
Jack Andrus: That's a good question, ha!
Jack Andrus: To hide from the world.
Jack Andrus: Look in any movie theater: what's the audience doing there? Hiding in the dark and trading *their* problems for mine on the screen. "Actors"... what a job.
Jack Andrus: You know, I used to get up at six o'clock in the morning, rush through my breakfast, jump in my car, race down to the studio, get into wardrobe, makeup, get up on that stage, and then at 9 o'clock in the morning, invent the telephone, win the West, sway juries, make love to the most beautiful women in the world - hour after hour after hour...
Jack Andrus: I thought I had it made. Then, zoom... I was a star. Big business! "Hide from the world." They were ramming it right up my gut. Lawyers, agents, managers, partners... and all grabbing, carving up my whole life.
Jack Andrus: [continues] One day I looked at them all and I asked myself, "Who are these guys? What are they doing here? What do they want from me?"
Jack Andrus: Then the second question you ask is, who *you* really are. Well, are you the face on the billboard, smeared with lipstick kisses from shrieking high school kids? The face that barflies all want to take a poke at to see if you're as tough as the roles you play in the movies. Is that you? Or are you the face you see in the mirror? The face of the guy you've been hiding all your life...
Jack Andrus: So I started running, living in a crowd, balling it, lots of laughs, lots of kicks. Through it all, Carlotta. I kept running faster, faster. And suddenly... dead ahead of me... there was a wall...
Veronica: Is there an answer? Does any actor find it?
Jack Andrus: Some do. Ehh, that I don't have to worry about any more. That's for the Davie Drews.
Veronica: What will you do from now on?
Jack Andrus: Finish this job for Kruger.
Veronica: And then?
Jack Andrus: Live the future one day at a time... see what happens.
Jack Andrus: [Looks approvingly at a bottle of wine that Veronica has brought] "Vin Nobile."
Veronica: It's from Siena. You like it?
Jack Andrus: Very much.
Maurice Kruger: [to Jack] You know, for a man who's lived with Carlotta, how can you be so dumb? Don't you ever learn? *All* women are just pure monster.
Brad Byrd: So Jack, how do you do it? You shoot all day, you cut and dub all night. When do you sleep?
Jack Andrus: While I eat.
Jack Andrus: Did I aim at that wall and try to kill myself? Or was I just too drunk to miss it? For three years I've seen that wall! I still don't know.
Clara Kruger: [Regarding a film-magazine article that mocks her husband, Kruger, for extra-marital flirtations with starlets he's directing at Cinecitta] You don't even bother to hide it!
Maurice Kruger: [Gets up and angrily confronts her] Why should I? Why should I! Who in his right mind would expect me to settle for YOU! A worn-out, dried-up, whining, meddling old HAG? My lawful wedded "nightmare"! Frustrated and stupid. Sticking your fat nose into everything! Day and night! Every minute.
Jack Andrus: [Listening to her dubbing an Italian actress's dialogue on the film he's working on] No, Liz, no, that's not quite it.
Liz - voice dubbing specialist: Oh, it sure isn't. I'm *lousy* today!
Jack Andrus: [giving her an idea on a way to improve her lousy dubbing] Say, Liz... what do you love most in the world?
Liz - voice dubbing specialist: Umm... food!
Jack Andrus: Hey, uh, you remember that ice cream parlor, Wheelwright's, on Sunset Strip? Those huge, luscious banana splits, a dollar a throw?
Liz - voice dubbing specialist: Worth every penny!
Jack Andrus: Well, next time you dub, you think to yourself...
Jack Andrus: [says the words very expressively and unctuously] We will have 10,000 banana splits... huge... luscious... banana splits.
Liz - voice dubbing specialist: Got it.
[following his example, she goes on to make a much better dubbing]