To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.
As quoted in Simpson's Contemporary Quotations (1988)
It's true that old actors don't die, their parts get smaller. You're less likely to get the part, many parts, if you're playing people your age as opposed to people who are younger. There are fewer parts around.Albert Finney
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?' We're given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there's a group of people all ready to make a film and it's a marvelous life.Albert Finney