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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Birthday: 25 December 1899, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name: Humphrey DeForest Bogart
Height: 173 cm

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretl ...Show more

Humphrey Bogart
[on Katharine Hepburn] She talks at you as though you were a microphone. She lectured the hell out o Show more [on Katharine Hepburn] She talks at you as though you were a microphone. She lectured the hell out of me on temperance and the evils of drink. She doesn't give a damn how she looks. I don't think she tries to be a character. I think she is one. Hide
I'm no Communist, just an American dope. I'm no Communist, just an American dope.
The only good reason to have money is this: so that you can tell any SOB in the world to go to hell. The only good reason to have money is this: so that you can tell any SOB in the world to go to hell.
I came out here with one suit and everybody said I looked like a bum. Twenty years later Marlon Bran Show more I came out here with one suit and everybody said I looked like a bum. Twenty years later Marlon Brando came out with only a sweatshirt and the town drooled over him. That shows how much Hollywood has progressed. Hide
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
[on working with Rod Steiger in The Harder They Fall (1956)] These Actor's Studio types - they mumbl Show more [on working with Rod Steiger in The Harder They Fall (1956)] These Actor's Studio types - they mumble their lines. I can't hear their words. I miss the cues. This scratch-your-ass-and-mumble school of acting doesn't please me. Hide
It's been misspelt a lot. He decided on it. It's not Bog-ey. He signed with an -ie. And that's good Show more It's been misspelt a lot. He decided on it. It's not Bog-ey. He signed with an -ie. And that's good enough for me. - Hide
[After viewing 'In Which We Serve' (1942)] Obviously, Noël Coward is the guy Orson Welles thinks he Show more [After viewing 'In Which We Serve' (1942)] Obviously, Noël Coward is the guy Orson Welles thinks he is. Hide
[on Lauren Bacall] "She's a real Joe. You'll fall in love with her like everybody else." [on Lauren Bacall] "She's a real Joe. You'll fall in love with her like everybody else."
Acting is like sex: you either do it and don't talk about it, or you talk about it and don't do it. Show more Acting is like sex: you either do it and don't talk about it, or you talk about it and don't do it. That's why I'm always suspicious of people who talk too much about either. Hide
[while visiting the set of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)] This guy [Marlon Brando] - he'll be doin Show more [while visiting the set of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)] This guy [Marlon Brando] - he'll be doing Hamlet when the rest of us are selling potatoes. Hide
Do I subscribe to the [Laurence Olivier] school of acting? Ah, nuts. I'm an actor. I just do what co Show more Do I subscribe to the [Laurence Olivier] school of acting? Ah, nuts. I'm an actor. I just do what comes naturally. Hide
I'm not good-looking. I used to be but not any more. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I ha Show more I'm not good-looking. I used to be but not any more. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. it's taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, 'Don't take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.' Hide
[on Warner Brothers] This studio has more suspensions than the Golden Gate Bridge. [on Warner Brothers] This studio has more suspensions than the Golden Gate Bridge.
[on Bette Davis] Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the be-jesus out of me. [on Bette Davis] Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the be-jesus out of me.
I think Marlon Brando is one of the best young actors in the business, and I think he'll be great as Show more I think Marlon Brando is one of the best young actors in the business, and I think he'll be great as soon as he gets that potato out of his mouth. Hide
You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
The trouble with the world is that it's always one drink behind. The trouble with the world is that it's always one drink behind.
It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that Show more It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that this absorption with how men get out of difficulties, single-handedly and alone if possible, is the stuff of which we weave the warp and woof of our own better dramatic imaginings. Hide
[on Ingrid Bergman] "I didn't do anything I've never done before, but when the camera moves in on th Show more [on Ingrid Bergman] "I didn't do anything I've never done before, but when the camera moves in on that Bergman face, and she's saying she loves you, it would make anybody feel romantic." Hide
[on movie fan magazines] They are the damnedest bilge. They distort everything. I can't stand them. Show more [on movie fan magazines] They are the damnedest bilge. They distort everything. I can't stand them. They build up an audience of people who read fan magazines. Hide
The whole world is three drinks behind. If everybody in the world would take three drinks, we would Show more The whole world is three drinks behind. If everybody in the world would take three drinks, we would have no trouble. Hide
[attributed last words] "I should never have switched from scotch to martinis." [attributed last words] "I should never have switched from scotch to martinis."
[on screen love] I have absolutely no interest in who gets the girl. I don't care. I don't see any r Show more [on screen love] I have absolutely no interest in who gets the girl. I don't care. I don't see any reason to spend two hours to see who gets the girl especially since you know who's going to get her from the beginning - usually the actor who gets the most money. Hide
[on the 1952 Oscars] I don't think I have a chance. For one thing, I don't have a big studio behind Show more [on the 1952 Oscars] I don't think I have a chance. For one thing, I don't have a big studio behind me to do the campaigning. And there are some pretty sharp boys in the race. Hide
The only thing you owe the public is a good performance. The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz. A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.
I don't hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies - as if General Show more I don't hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies - as if General Motors deliberately put out a bad car. Hide
[about himself] "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing, dissenter by disposition." [about himself] "Democrat in politics, Episcopalian by upbringing, dissenter by disposition."
[on Katharine Hepburn, during the filming of The African Queen (1951) on location in the Congo] You Show more [on Katharine Hepburn, during the filming of The African Queen (1951) on location in the Congo] You could argue with her, but she was tough. When Jack [cinematographer Jack Cardiff] saw her striding into the jungle alone one morning, he thought, "God help the jungle". Hide
[on Academy Awards] The only honest way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet Show more [on Academy Awards] The only honest way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win. Of course, you'd get some pretty funny Hamlets that way. Hide
I hate funerals. They aren't for the guy who's dead. They're for the guys who are left alive and enj Show more I hate funerals. They aren't for the guy who's dead. They're for the guys who are left alive and enjoy mourning. Hide
I can't say I ever loved my mother, I admired her. I can't say I ever loved my mother, I admired her.
[on the untrained beefcake stars of the early 1950s, many of them picked up for screen tests from si Show more [on the untrained beefcake stars of the early 1950s, many of them picked up for screen tests from sidewalks and gas stations] "Shout 'gas' around the studios today, and half the young male stars will come running." Hide
When the heavy, full of crime and bitterness, grabs his wounds and talks about death and taxes in a Show more When the heavy, full of crime and bitterness, grabs his wounds and talks about death and taxes in a husky voice, the audience is his and his alone. Hide
[on publicity] As long as they spell your name right and you are not accused of dope or rape, you ar Show more [on publicity] As long as they spell your name right and you are not accused of dope or rape, you are all right. Hide
A hotdog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz. A hotdog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz.
I don't approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying 'Shucks, I ain't no actor -- I'm just Show more I don't approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying 'Shucks, I ain't no actor -- I'm just a bridge builder or a gas station attendant.' If they aren't actors, what the hell are they getting paid for? I have respect for my profession. I worked hard at it. Hide
Acting is experience with something sweet behind it. Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.
[on the House Un-American Activities Committee] "They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass duri Show more [on the House Un-American Activities Committee] "They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem." Hide
I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history. I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
Humphrey Bogart's FILMOGRAPHY
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