Hagen with Paul Robeson in the 1943â€“1945 Theatre Guild production of Othello
|Born||Uta Thyra Hagen
12 June 1919
|Died||14 January 2004
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
(m.1957â€“1990; his death)
They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don't know.
I love playing Chekhov. That's the hardest; that's why I love it most.
Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education.
If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.
We had a relationship that lasted 44 years. Herbert and I lived together 10 years before we were married. He always gave me a little heart for whatever anniversary.
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
Once in awhile, there's stuff that makes me say, That's what theatre's about. It has to be a human event on the stage, and that doesn't happen very often.
I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors. They must know something I don't.
Usually, someone who's in a show gets me a ticket. I feel cornered. I can't walk out if I don't like it.
We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.
Working with Brando was fun. It was like a tennis match. We played unbelievably well together.
I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.