Paul Muni in 1936
|Born||Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
September 22, 1895
Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Lviv, Ukraine)
|Died||August 25, 1967
Montecito, California, U.S.
|Other names||Muni Weisenfreund|
|Spouse(s)||Bella Finkel (1921-1967; his death)|
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
I won't go up in a plane, but if a play crashes, I'll jump into the next one that comes along and take it up for a spin.
I don't want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I'm an actor – I guess. A journeyman actor. I think 'star' is what you call actors who can't act.
I've never tried to learn the art of acting. I have been in the business for years but I still can't tell what acting is or how it's done.