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Poll: Words of Wisdom by Marisa Tomei

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    Marisa Tomei

    I think the fantasy of being a movie star is more powerful than the reality. So, for me, even if it's not a great film or a great play I'm doing, to know that you went for it. You had an experience that made you grow artistically and personally. What's really satisfying is knowing that you did a good job.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day.
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    Marisa Tomei

    You express different energies at different times in your life.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I can't tell stories to save my life. I like to have fun, and I go out and have a lot of fun. But I'm not really an entertainer that way. I'm much more shy.
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    Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny (1992)

    I prefer to express myself physically, or non-verbally. I prefer just to react without having a lot of dialogue.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part.
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    Marisa Tomei

    With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.
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    Marisa Tomei

    Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I am really touched and surprised that your generation [of millenials] feels that way, and I'm really happy the work stands up. But that show [Seinfeld] is going to stand up for all time: it's one of the greatest things that has ever been written, and still speaks to the quirks of being a human being no matter what the era.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I feel like theatre gives me the grounding, and keeps me alive, basically. Film gives me the thrill, and it's like a one night stand. But I do enjoy being around people who love it so much.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I've just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I never got into coffee.
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    Marisa Tomei in Only You (1994)

    A lot of times being "completely objective" means seeing the world through a patriarchal eye.
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    Marisa Tomei at an event for The Ides of March (2011)

    Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
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    Marisa Tomei in Only You (1994)

    I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I'm a person who has to eat! I graze every few hours.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I've sought out several dance teachers-shaman-like women dance teachers-to get in touch with the mystical through movement.
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    Marisa Tomei

    Those stories weren't being written at all - stories about women's inner lives and outer activism. We've come miles and miles, but we still don't have an equal rights amendment yet. We don't have equal pay yet. There's a lot of blind misogyny that's not personal, but institutionalized. We still have work to do, but even just looking at those old Ms. Magazines is a cool thing to do - to see how daring they were. They just went right into the belly of the beast.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I'm always dying to do more comedic parts, I love it when I get to do something really overblown like Crazy, Stupid, Love that can just be silly. There have always been hilarious women, but I love that they are getting more and more attention.
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    Marisa Tomei

    You can't really be old in L.A., it's kind of like a crime.
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    Marisa Tomei in Only You (1994)

    I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.
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    Marisa Tomei

    Unfortunately, very often in roles you're only wanted to stand there and be sweet. That's why I'm drawn back to roles in theater.
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    Marisa Tomei

    It's hard to transfer one person's type of comic timing or approach to another person's. It's something you innately hear like a rhythm in your ear.
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    Marisa Tomei

    Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It's really good for your health.
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    Marisa Tomei

    There's a pattern of the pathway opening in a certain way. We stared thinking, there's so many wonderful films about civil rights movements, but there isn't even one yet about the women's movement? It's hard to capture because it's so sprawling, and it's an ideology.
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    Marisa Tomei

    I love being outside and getting fresh air.
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    Marisa Tomei

    All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.

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