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Published on May 12th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie


Peter Weller Quotes: The Original Robocop And Thinking-Man’s Actor

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Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Peter Weller quotes.

‘To inform. That’s it, to inform and entertain. But then only to inform. That means to expand an audience`s sense of humanity. That’s all.’ On an actor’s responsibility to the audience.

‘I have nothing to do with sci-fi. I’ve done a couple of sci-fi movies. I never approach them as that genre. You know, they’re all dramas. Sci-fi, the idiom of sci-fi has created a context into which you can pour all sorts of great human dilemmas. So that’s what I’m directing. I’m directing a modern-day humanist drama with comic elements.’

‘I have to say it didn’t quite have the third great act that Robocop 1 had, and by the time I was into the second one I knew I was tired of it, plus David Cronenberg had asked me to do Naked Lunch with him, so I was happy to do it, and was happy to be gone.’

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The best reason to go to the movies is to be with other people. Eating the popcorn, being with other people you don’t know. You see, when people are rubbin’ up against other people like that, under the environs of being entertained or communicated with, humanity’s better off. People expand themselves, they get out of themselves. Love. Television doesn’t do that.

Television is an isolating experience, sadly enough. I’m sorry to say it. But as good as it ever gets, it’s still isolating. You sit in your home and visit with no one. You drink your beer, eat your popcorn and be alone, that’s what you do. With movies, you gotta get out, man. You gotta get out and be with people. And that’s the best thing and that`s the responsibility. Once people are out and in a movie theater, then you can inform them about themselves.’

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