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This Is the Only Picture We Could Find of John Lithgow With Clothes On

"My first job on Broadway was The Changing Room in 1973, and it all took place in the locker room of a rugby team. And I had a long scene stark naked onstage. I won a Tony award for that, so I look for every opportunity to take my clothes off ever since. People don't always necessarily want me to, of course." —John Lithgow on his award-winning talent [LAT]

"I suppose I was always creative. I did start twenty novels, and then went, 'Ah, too hard,' and went to the bar." —Ricky Gervais on his lazy, pre-Office self [Guardian UK]

"There's a sort of double life that I have as far as acting. I love making films like Creation about Charles Darwin, but ... [t]he truth is when I was a kid my mom gave me a set of holsters, two holsters and guns and a cowboy hat. I ran around shooting things. And I suddenly thought, 'Well, it'd be really nice approaching 40 to have a ball doing that.'"—Paul Bettany [Female First]

"Nobody has ever loaned me money. I mean, I was going to die on a few occasions. Johnny Depp gave me CPR on one. That's as close as I ever got. I was watching that movie where he plays Dillinger, and I was like, 'Mother fucker, I never had myself any JD except CPR.'"—Courtney Love [Contact Music]

"It was my first acting school. I would pretend to be doing my homework, but I was really observing the women. I found their behavior mesmerizing — what they were hiding, how they left feeling a little different after they'd been helped to become a little more like whom they wanted to look like. They treated the place a little bit like a psychologist's office. They would share all their secrets." —Penélope Cruz on her mother's hair salon [VF]

"I don't like to look at Penélope directly. It is too overwhelming." —Woody Allen [VF]

"Filming action and stunts is a really challenging thing because there is so much to think about, it's like conducting a symphony." —Drew Barrymore on filming Whip It! [Showbiz Spy]

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