Rod Taylor

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (8)

  • Rod: When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building.

  • Rod: I'd much rather turn down a starring role in a bad picture and do a small role in a very good picture.

  • Rod: I was... not a hippie, not a beatnik - what are they called - a bohemian.

  • Rod: I am proud to be an actor.

  • Rod: Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint.

  • Rod: I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.

  • Rod: Apart from being interested in a good role, I think it's necessary to make up your mind as to whether it will make a movie that will entertain an audience all over the world and not just in your own backyard.

  • Rod: When I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College.

Trivia (14)

  • Rod starred in the 1960 classic The Time Machine.

  • Rod twice appeared with Doris Day.

  • Rod was naturalised in 1956.

  • Rod emigrated to the U.S.A in 1954.

  • Rod won the Rola Award for radio acting.

  • His first professional role was in George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance.

  • Rod attended Sydney's Independent Theatre School

  • Rod attended Parramatta High School.

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