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Sally FieldSally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress, singer, producer, director, and screenwriter. In each decade of her career, she has been known for her leading American TV and film roles; among the most notable are Gidget (1965–66), The Flying Nun (1967–70), Sybil (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Norma Rae (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Not Without My Daughter (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and Lincoln (2012).Field is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, for playing Norma Rae Webster and Edna Spalding in Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), respectively. She has received three Emmy Awards for her title role in the TV film Sybil (1976), her guest role on ER (2000), and her role as Nora Holden Walker on ABC’s series Brothers & Sisters (2007). She has also won two Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, as well as the Best Female Performance Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

1. WHEN I WAS BORN, THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT MY MOTHER AND SAID, ‘CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE AN ACTOR!’

2. LAST YEAR I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH OSTEOPOROSIS. I WAS OVER 50, CAUCASIAN, THIN, SMALL-FRAMED, AND I HAVE IT IN MY GENETIC HISTORY. IT WAS ALMOST A SLAM-DUNK.

3. I HAVEN’T HAD AN ORTHODOX CAREER, AND I’VE WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING TO HAVE YOUR RESPECT. THE FIRST TIME I DIDN’T FEEL IT, BUT THIS TIME I FEEL IT, AND I CAN’T DENY THE FACT THAT YOU LIKE ME, RIGHT NOW, YOU LIKE ME!

4. BUT I WAS LOSING SO MUCH BONE DENSITY THAT I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN GRAVE DANGER. AND I MEAN GRAVE DANGER. IF I HAD LET IT GO JUST A FEW MORE YEARS I COULD HAVE BROKEN MY HIP OR SPINE JUST PICKING UP MY GRANDDAUGHTER.

5. CHANGE IS NEVER EASY.

6. NEVER, EVER, HAVE I FELT REALLY ACCEPTED IN HOLLYWOOD.

7. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GREAT ACTOR.

8. I CAME FROM A REAL WORKING-CLASS SHOW BUSINESS FAMILY.

9. I DID COMEDIES FOR 10 YEARS AND I LEARNED A GREAT DEAL.

10. WHEN YOU’RE OLD, YOU ARE MORE CERTAIN OF WHO YOU ARE, AND THAT MAY BE A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING.

11. THERE ARE PARTS OF ME THAT I FEEL ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY NOSE.

12. I WAS RAISED TO SENSE WHAT SOMEONE WANTED ME TO BE AND BE THAT KIND OF PERSON. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME NOT TO JUDGE MYSELF THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE’S EYES.

13. I THINK THE FIRST THING I DID WAS SEVERAL SCENES FROM ROMEO AND JULIET.

14. IF I HADN’T FOUGHT BACK, I MIGHT HAVE BEEN GIDGET FOREVER.

15. I NEVER REALLY ADDRESS MYSELF TO ANY IMAGE ANYBODY HAS OF ME. THAT’S LIKE FIGHTING WITH GHOSTS.

16. I WOULDN’T MIND HAVING MY HEART BROKEN BECAUSE IT WOULD MEAN THAT I HAD THAT MUCH FEELING CONNECTED TO SOMEBODY. AND THAT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT.

17. I CAN’T DENY THE FACT THAT YOU LIKE ME! YOU LIKE ME!

18. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME NOT TO JUDGE MYSELF THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE’S EYES.

19. YOU JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT… AND SOMETIMES MAGIC STRIKES.

20. ‘FORREST GUMP’ IS FILLED FULL OF MOMENTS WHERE YOUR HEART JUST CHEERS.

21. I SO BELIEVE THAT OLDER WOMEN HAVE TREMENDOUS VALUE TO THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR COMMUNITY, THEIR COUNTRY, THE WORLD.

22. I’VE NEVER HAD MY HEART BROKEN. IT’S A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE THEIR HEART BROKEN. I DON’T THINK IT SAYS ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT ME AT ALL.

23. I HAVE NEVER BEEN BEAUTIFUL IN CLICHE TERMS.

24. BUT THERE ISN’T ANY SECOND HALF OF MYSELF WAITING TO PLUG IN AND MAKE ME WHOLE. IT’S THERE. I’M ALREADY WHOLE.

25. I’M LOOKING FOR A BUNCH OF NEW TCHOTCHKES THAT REPRESENT THE NEW PART OF MY LIFE.

26. I HAD TO LET MY EGO GO A LONG TIME AGO.

27. I THINK THAT’S VERY SAD, THAT I HAVEN’T ALLOWED MY HEART TO BE BROKEN. I HAVE BROKEN A FEW.

28. THE OSCARS ARE REALLY NICE, BUT THE BEST PART IS THAT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT KIND OF WORK.

29. I REALLY LIKE CABLE T.V.

30. I REALLY HAVE NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE IN TAKING ON CERTAIN ROLES. I HAVE NO LARGER ISSUE THAT I REALLY WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE. I’M AN ACTOR, THAT’S ALL. I JUST DO WHAT I DO.

31. THERE WAS REALLY A SNOBBERY FROM PEOPLE IN FILM – THEY DID NOT WANT PEOPLE WHO HAD COME FROM TELEVISION. IT WAS THE POOR RELATION OF SHOW BUSINESS, AND ESPECIALLY SITUATION COMEDY.

32. THE ROLES… THE DEEP ROLES THAT I’VE GOTTEN TO PLAY HAVE TURNED MY COURSE. THEY’VE CHANGED MY LIFE EXPERIENCE.

33. PEOPLE REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTORS DO.

34. I’VE HAD SUCH AN ODD CAREER.

35. HAD THERE NOT BEEN A MARY TODD, THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SHE FOUND HIM WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG LAWYER AND REALLY A BUMPKIN. NO ONE KNEW OF HIM, BUT SHE RECOGNIZED HIS BRILLIANCE.

36. I WAS JUST LUCKY ENOUGH TO GROW UP IN A TIME WHEN THEY ACTUALLY HAD DRAMA DEPARTMENTS IN SCHOOLS.

37. I JOINED THE ACTORS STUDIO AND BEGAN TO WORK WITH LEE STRASBERG, AND THAT CHANGED MY WORK.

38. I HAVEN’T HAD AN ORTHODOX CAREER.

39. I WANTED TO BE KATHARINE HEPBURN-ISH – THERE WAS A BIT OF NOBILITY ABOUT HER.

40. I’M SO VIGOROUS, AND I SO TAKE IT FOR GRANTED, BECAUSE I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A REAL PHYSICAL PERSON.

41. I DON’T WANT TO LOOK OLD AND WORN, BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO? MY REAL FOCUS IS BEING AN ACTOR. I CARE MORE ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ROLES THAT I HAVEN’T PLAYED THAN I CARE IF MY NECK LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE’S BEDROOM CURTAINS.

42. MY LAST SON IS LEAVING TO GO TO COLLEGE; MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE BEING BORN. MY MOTHER IS LIVING WITH ME.

43. YOU CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL ALL THE HUMAN-RIGHTS ISSUES.

44. YOU LOSE YOUR HABITUAL BEHAVIOR, WHICH ALLOWED YOU TO SORT OF ZONE OUT. YOU HAVE TO BE HERE, YOU HAVE TO BE NOW, YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT.

45. I MEAN, THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS TO ME IS GETTING TO THE WORK – GETTING TO DO THE WORK. AND I DON’T REALLY CARE WHERE IT IS: WHETHER IT’S ON STAGE OR ON TELEVISION OR IN FILM.

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