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''Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we'


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'I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34.'


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'Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn't on the page, then it really won't make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone.'


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'I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I'm the only guy with a hat. It's amazing.'


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'My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.'


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'I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day.'


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'It's my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I've given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don't worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I '


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'Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.'


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'Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals.'


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'Well I think they broke the mould when they made me and being humble is one of my great assets.'


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'When we started the show, 'Dallas' was known as the city where JFK was assassinated. By the end it was known as JR's home town.'


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'I exercise every morning. I do light weights - 5lb and 10lb arm exercises - and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It's all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too.'


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'There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.'


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'If you do your research on hot springs all over the world, they're usually places of peace. People, even in warring nations and so forth, they'll go and live in peace together around the hot springs, which were always considered medicinal. I firmly believ'


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'I was sad to see anybody leave, we had a very nice family on that show. I was very sad to see momma go, Victoria and especially Linda. My god that was my wife on the show, in fact my wife calls her wife.'


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'I don't watch a lot of television. Sports and news, that's it.'


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'I exercise every morning. I do light weights - 5lb and 10lb arm exercises - and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It's all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too.'


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'I went to a military school between the ages of six and 12 and later into the air force. You learn discipline and strength of character.'


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'I was born with success. Lucky for me I am able to handle it. Also, I damn well deserve it!'


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'Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.'


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'I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ''


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'I never travel without my Stetson, but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats, especially in Texas, but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I'm the only guy with a hat. It's amazing.'


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'I'm sure it is, I'm not for any kind of war, we've been engaged in several wars since the second world war and we lost in Korea, we lost in Vietnam, they are political wars, they have nothing to do with any real threat, nor does this one.'

 

 

 

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