Ellen Barkin (Actor)

#68039 Ellen Barkin

It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn't fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it's been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about time
#68040 Ellen Barkin

You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about love
#68041 Ellen Barkin

I'm just curious, who's more fit to raise a child? A loving committed same-sex couple or an unmarried 15-year-old with no income and really no skills to parent? .

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#68042 Ellen Barkin

Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women. .

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#68043 Ellen Barkin

When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about love
#68044 Ellen Barkin

I'm tenacious, I think - I know - and I do also have a quality where if you tell me I can't do something, if I know I can't do it I'm the first to raise my hand and say, 'I can't do that.' But there is a big Bronx, New York Jew in me that just says, 'Really? Really? You think I - yes, I can. I can do it. I can do it.' .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about you
#68045 Ellen Barkin

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about secrets
#68046 Ellen Barkin

I was trained by Method acting teachers and we were taught that aside from whatever gift you may or may not have or the level of that gift, that you were obliged to know how to build a table. It's a craft. It's like being a ballerina or a violinist. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about hate
#68047 Ellen Barkin

Old is the new sexy. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about sex
#68048 Ellen Barkin

There is a certain androgyny to my appeal. .

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#68049 Ellen Barkin

I'd never say I'll never have a facelift, but I'm way too scared of looking like a different person. I have no philosophical or political position on plastic surgery; I just don't want to look crazy. And I don't like not being able to tell how old someone is: It's creepy. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about philosophical
#68050 Ellen Barkin

I'm not limited by my gender, and I don't think anyone else should be either. Because I am the age I am and I sort of rode the crest of the first profound post-suffragette feminists, I wasn't fighting to burn my bra. Those women fought that fight just seconds before I came into womanhood. .

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#68051 Ellen Barkin

The way Hollywood portrays mothers - you're either all good and saint-like, or you're all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about honesty
#68052 Ellen Barkin

I eat cheese and salami and a lot of fried chicken. I eat a big bag of oatmeal-raisin cookies every night and I don't gain weight. I still look OK as long as I'm dressed. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about sin
#68053 Ellen Barkin

My nickname was Skinabo - 'skin and bones.' .

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#68054 Ellen Barkin

I am to a fault an introspective person. But I am not a reflective person - except for a big mistake, and then I really think about it. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about think
#68055 Ellen Barkin

When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son. .

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#68056 Ellen Barkin

The more powerful you become, some people especially don't like it that you're a woman. I stick up for myself. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about people
#68057 Ellen Barkin

A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about success
#68058 Ellen Barkin

My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about sin
#68059 Ellen Barkin

But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about anger
#68060 Ellen Barkin

Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he'd say the same about me. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about hope
#68061 Ellen Barkin

I guess I worry about weird existential things, like how do we spend our final act. This is a very emotional question. I can't answer it without crying. I think, You're 56 years old, what did you do? You raised two good kids. What am I going to do now that is as meaningful as that? I don't know the answer yet. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about good
#68062 Ellen Barkin

I have no problem being 53. Why would I want to be 35 again? I want to discover who I am in my 50s. And if I tried too hard to look younger, it would seem that I was uncomfortable with who I am, wouldn't it? .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about you
#68063 Ellen Barkin

I just would never go audition, and yet I was in very visible places where people would come looking for actors. I say I'm lazy, though I'm sure if I were in therapy for a lot of years, it would turn out to be a lot more than laziness. After awhile, it was, like, too embarrassing for me not to go on auditions. I had to be humiliated into it. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about people
#184751 Ellen Barkin

It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didnt fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like its been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center. .

Ellen Barkin Quotes about time

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