David Warner

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Quotes (10)

  • David Warner: The more movies I do, the less dialogue I get. I had more lines in 2 minutes of "Scream 2" than 3 hours and a half of "Titanic".

  • David Warner: (advice to young actors) My standard joke answer when people ask me this is "Don't run with scissors!" but I guess if there was one thing I'd say it would be "If you want to be a middle aged and very successful film star, do 40 years of theatre!" Numerous examples include Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren – I could go on!

  • David Warner: (about doing audio work) As an actor whose done stage, movies and television, to do audio work solely means you don't have to shave, you can wear what you want. You can walk around in your underpants. It's really great! It really is great fun. And also the thing about audio that I think people forget is that it gives people a chance to use their imaginations. To create their own world, rather than having it given to them like on film or on television. And I think that's very exciting: to keep the mind active. Because people can just take off, especially to this.

  • David Warner: It doesn't bother me a bit. I'm an actor and I play all sorts of things. And I haven't always played the bad guy. The trouble is, when I play a good guy, nobody recognizes me.

  • David Warner: (following a long hospitalization in the early 70's) Obviously, I've had a lot of time to sit and think and while I don't say I'll never be scared again this experience has taught me some things. For one, I've been too serious for 30 years. I've taken an over-serious attitude to me. I want my approach to life to be lighter. It's difficult to explain without going into clichés.

  • David Warner: It's all out of one's hands. One goes and does one's best. That's what Albert Finney says -- one main hit, that's all you can hope for.

  • David Warner: (about the movie "The Omen") I never saw it as a horror movie.

  • David Warner: If people are given quality stuff to watch, they'll watch it.

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Trivia (35)

  • In 1981, David won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special playing Falco on  Masada.

  • David suffered from stage freight.

  • David's performances in the movies "We Joined the Navy", "The Deadly Affair" and "Straw Dogs" were all uncredited.

  • David has been a member of CART (California Radio Artists Theatre).

  • David became the first actor to portray Batman's long time nemesis Ra's Al Ghul on the screen in the Batman: The Animated Series:. He has since reprised the role in 3 different animated series: Batman Beyond, Batman Gotham Knights and Superman.

  • David has twice portrayed Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust, in "Holocaust" and "Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil", even thought he is Jewish.

  • David has lent his voice to the following video games: "Privateer 2: The Darkening", "Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game", "Descent 3", "Star Wars: Force Commander", "Star Trek: Klingon Academy" and "Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn".

  • Before taking up acting David was a book salesman.

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