“I think I always disappoint people, because they always expect someone very pretty. Very done. There’s so much pressure to be thin, blonde and busty. I’m skinny, but even I couldn’t fit into some of the clothes in L.A! In a funny kind of way, I think you create it yourself. I think it’s much better to go with the flow and embrace your body, whatever shape it is, and just be happy.”
Usually, with actors, it’s all about themselves. But it was never like that with Heath. He was completely supportive of everything else around him. He got better perfomances out of other actors - he just drew it out of them. He was utterly generous and always aware of everyone else, and he behaved as if there was nothing special about him - he was just a guy. - Terry Gilliam
Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Raintree County (1957)
"Heath was bursting with creativity. It was in his every gesture. He once told me that he liked to wait between jobs until he was creatively hungry. Until he needed it again. He brought that attitude to our set every day. There aren’t many actors who can make you feel ashamed of how often you complain about doing the best job in the world. Heath was one of them." - Christopher Nolan
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh, 1955.
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Jerry’s Bar on West Fifty Fourth Street, across from the old Ziegfield Theatre, was one of Jimmy’s favorite hangouts. Photographs by Dennis Stock, 1955.