Ellen Barkin

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Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.More Ellen Barkin [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.More Ellen Barkin [10/11/2011 09:10:44]
My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three.More Ellen Barkin [10/11/2011 09:10:52]
When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son.More Ellen Barkin [10/11/2011 09:10:36]
You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.More Ellen Barkin [10/11/2011 09:10:40]
But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
With all of the divisiveness that is going on in the country we live in, so much of it is based around just fear of the other. And anyone who does not look like me, walk like me, talk like me, have sex like me, they're the other and I'm afraid of them. And hopefully we will learn that it's just not scary. There's nothing to be afraid of.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'm Method trained. How is this character like me? What does she think of her mother? What does her mother think of her? It's like construction, and then, yes, you hope you're talented and that the universe aligns and captures the kind of laborer's work you've done and whatever else sprinkles down on you, and it's all caught on film or onstage.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he'd say the same about me.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Skinniness is not your friend when you're over 40. I'd like to gain a good 10 pounds, but I did always have a fat, round face that plagued me when I was young. When I started to make movies, I couldn't look at myself.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The way Hollywood portrays mothers - you're either all good and saint-like, or you're all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When they make a woman's picture, they treat it like a 'woman's picture.' In the '40s, they didn't treat Joan Crawford movies like that, but as the big movies of their year. I'm upset that there's no 'Terminator' with a woman in Arnold Schwarzenegger's role. Because that would make just as much money.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn't fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it's been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.More Ellen Barkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm just curious, who's more fit to raise a child? A loving committed same-sex couple or an unmarried 15-year-old with no income and really no skills to parent?More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I eat cheese and salami and a lot of fried chicken. I eat a big bag of oatmeal-raisin cookies every night and I don't gain weight. I still look OK as long as I'm dressed.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm tenacious, I think - I know - and I do also have a quality where if you tell me I can't do something, if I know I can't do it I'm the first to raise my hand and say, 'I can't do that.' But there is a big Bronx, New York Jew in me that just says, 'Really? Really? You think I - yes, I can. I can do it. I can do it.'More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would love to do a television show in New York City.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I guess if you're lucky enough not to have to pay your rent, then you or I take much more seriously the kind of work that I do, what it takes for me to leave two teenagers of my own and six stepchildren and a husband and four grandchildren.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.More Ellen Barkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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