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Armand Assante, American Actor ( October 4, 1949 - )

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I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago.~Armand Assante


Time Long Long Time

You love what you do, you are cursed with it, and then you get known for being cursed with it.~Armand Assante


Love You Known

I never pursued a career relentlessly.~Armand Assante


Career Never Pursued

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker.~Armand Assante


Life Live Quiet

Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.~Armand Assante


Literature Mediocrity Air

The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western.~Armand Assante


Gangster Italian Become

Maybe you don't work for seven months a year, but you'll work again. It may be a piece of garbage, so you wear hip boots.~Armand Assante


Work May You

I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.~Armand Assante


Travel Relationship Home

I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.~Armand Assante


Myself Fool Go

The whole industry is so screwed up by economics. It's disgusting to me.~Armand Assante


Me Economics Industry

I don't champion the idea of being in a Hollywood movie. I never had fun in one of them.~Armand Assante


Fun Champion Hollywood

Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.~Armand Assante


Acting Emotional Physical

I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with.~Armand Assante


Great People Want

It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.~Armand Assante


Best Blessing Acting

I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?~Armand Assante


Best Earth Know

I've worked for 27 years nonstop in theater and films. That's a lot of work.~Armand Assante


Work Theater Years

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.~Armand Assante


Great Me Dream

I never pursued Hollywood banging my drum, because I was never in a film big enough to do that.~Armand Assante


Enough Film Hollywood