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Here are a few selections from Hollywood or Bust of the best and brightest talking about life as they know it in Hollywood.

on dreaming from part 1 Hollywood or Bust  /  Field of Dreams:

I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. – Hilary Swank

on becoming famous from part 1 Hollywood or Bust  /  Dazed and Confused:

It’s like waking up with a hooker.  How did I get here? – Clint Eastwood

on loss of privacy from part 2 It’s a Wonderful Life  /  In a Lonely Place:

When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy a roll of toilet paper, you know your life has changed. – Jennifer Aniston

on acting from part 3 That’s Entertainment  /  Stand and Deliver:

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living.  After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.  – Katherine Hepburn

more on acting from part 3 That’s Entertainment  /  Basic Instinct:

All you have to do is look like crap on film and everyone thinks you’re a brilliant actress.   Actually all you’ve done is look like crap. – Helen Mirren

on the future from part 4 Any Which Way You Can  /  Sweet Smell of Success:

I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.  – Steven Seagal

more on the future from part 4 Any Which Way You Can  /  Living in Oblivion:

There are three stages of an actor’s career.  Young, old, and “You look good.” – Burt Reynolds

on their fellow actors from part 5 Come Blow Your Horn  /  Terms of Endearment:

Directing a film was a good education. I learned how disgusting actors are. – Sandra Bullock

actors on directors from part 6 The Incredibles  /  Look Who’s Talking:

When a director says ‘this is going to be a journey of discovery,’ I want to pack my bags and get in the car. – Anthony Hopkins

directors on directing from part 6 The Incredibles  /  Once is Not Enough:

The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax. – Cecil B. De Mille

on getting to the top from part 7 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World  /  Monkey Business:

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder.  Rung by rung or claw your way to the top.  It’s sure been tough on my nails. – Jack Nicholson

on life in Hollywood from part 7 It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World  /  Hollywoodland:

You know how Hollywood is.  They love to build you up and tear you down. – Nicollette Sheridan

And there are many more insightful observations, words of wisdom, cutting comments, and sweet nothings from your favorite stars.

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