Gregory Peck — American Actor born on April 05, 1916, died on June 12, 2003
Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman’s Agreement and Twelve O’Clock High. Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Roman Holiday, Moby Dick, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, How the West Was Won, The Omen and The Boys from Brazil… (wikipedia)
- Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
- I don’t lecture and I don’t grind any axes. I just want to entertain.
- Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?
- There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
- I’m not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.
- “If you have to tell them who you are, you aren’t anybody.”
- “The emotion is the music and the script is the libretto.”
- “You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far
beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.”
- “I realize now how very short life is, because I’ve got to be considered to be in the home stretch. But I won’t waste time on recriminations and regrets. And the same goes for my shortcomings and my own failures.”
- Marilyn Monroe may have been a bit of an extreme example, but she was given the best stories to suit her talents, she was stroked and cared for and treasured and treated like a little princess, treated as a valuable, talented person. What it was that led her to drink and take pills, I don’t know. I don’t think anyone can put it all together, but it’s too easy to say that Hollywood wrung her out and exhausted her, strained her nerves and destroyed her. I think she’d have gone to pieces even sooner without the adulation and the care she received at the hands of her directors and producers and the big studios.”