Udo Kier Quotes About Love, Life, Nervous, Comedy, Dream

Udo Kier Quotes About Love, Life, Nervous, Comedy, Dream

Udo Kier Quotes

Udo Kier Quotes:

The interesting part about ‘Iron Sky’ was crowdfunding. It was financed in a very special new way. Timo Vuorensola is an amazing, concentrated person who was able to make this comedy. When I saw the film for the first time, I liked it very much.

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Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog: They all write, which is much better because it’s their baby, and they know what they want.

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My dream would be to play the villain in a James Bond movie, or opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. I like everything exaggerated.

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I don’t like to work with directors who have taken an adoption from another script writer, because it’s too much: one of them writes it and then has to explain it to the other, or maybe the director sees it in a way the writer doesn’t want it.

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I like ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99.’ I think Vince Vaughn is incredible and I’ve never seen Don Johnson like that. It is very realistic. Some people say it is a horror film. It is not a horror film at all. It is very realistic.

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Artistically I like to do short-term things. Like I do a lot of commercials, I have the Miller commercial out where I play the Devil in Hell, where Hell is frozen.

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I don’t wear gloves when I work in the garden.

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Sometimes, you can also have a big impact in a film just by doing something unexpected.

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I have a lot of palm trees, because they say to me holidays and ocean. I grew up very poor and I had an aunt who would go on holiday and send me postcards of palm trees and I would pin them to the wall, so I’ve gone from that fantasy to reality.

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Anybody can act.

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The first day of shooting came, and of course I was nervous. I would lie if I said I wasn’t impressed. I mean, Lars von Trier hiring me to be the king in ‘Medea’… Lars said, ‘Stop! Stop!’ And I was so nervous, I turned around and said, ‘What is it?’ He said, ‘… Just be a tired king.’

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I was brought up in Germany, born in 1944, and there was nothing to eat.

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I made films, like ‘Shadow of the Vampire,’ and I did not like the work I did on it and then Willem Dafoe was nominated for the Oscar. I made films like ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ with Martin Landau. I thought I would get nominated and it flopped. You never know.

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My great joy these days is giving palm trees water. Simple as that.

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I mean, if you are director like Lars Von Trier who is able to get actors on a table like Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, James Caan, Nicole Kidman, Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier, all in the self-service situation in the same room, the same trailer, no money, then you must have something that everybody accepts.

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I like to have the newest thing. I like the Internet, they know more about me than I do, which is amazing.

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I’ve been in over a hundred films so I know what producers are like.

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Sometimes I get a script that says, ‘Only you can play it.’ But I like roles in films with little moments – a hand movement in ‘Melancholia.’ I don’t like the big speeches – the ‘Oscar speech.’ I like to do unusual things on screen.

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The best compliment for a director is that an audience hates their films.

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I have few friends. I can count them on one hand. I go by myself to the cleaners and the supermarket and I live alone with my dogs.

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I don’t mind playing Nazis, but I’ll only play them in comedies. I wouldn’t play a serious Nazi.

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I bought a former library, not because I have a lot of books, but also I like architecture, and it was built in 1965, and I like gardening.

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I like special directors, and I’ve collected a few.

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I’m an aesthetic person who loves beauty.

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I have no time for real horses, so I have a plastic horse. Large size. Called Max Von Sydow. For photographs it looks real. If I do a photo shoot and it stands in the background, you think it’s a horse. A horse is a horse.

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Working with someone like Fassbinder was a 24-hour job. You had to be part of the family, and play his games.

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I like Palm Springs because of the sunshine. It’s a little city surrounded by mountains.

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I like to work with directors where you feel they make the movies not for the audience, but make them for themselves. They don’t care if it’s a success financially. That’s what I like.

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Good movies are difficult to make, and good trash is even harder to make.

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The villain is the character that the people remember.

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I’ll tell you what a friendship is to me. Friendship to me is, if my friends need my little finger to live, I’m going to have it cut off. I’m going to the hospital, they cut off my finger, and maybe I have a gold finger instead, and I become famous. But I still give it to my friend.

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If I hadn’t been an actor, I’d be a gardener.

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I remember when I worked with Fassbinder in Germany, actors wrote letters to him. But you see, a director wants to discover you himself. He doesn’t want the actor to say, ‘oh, I’d love to work with you’ – the actor says that to other people, too.

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If you have a smaller role, but if you work with a great director, they make it unforgettable.

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If everybody would love each other, there would be no war.

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I try to do movies that are special.

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I like the vampire films because of the fantasy of it.

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I was fascinated by the story of FW Murnau, one of the most famous directors in Germany, where I come from.

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There are many things, as an actor, where you find that a production just wants you for your name. I am not a big, big, big name, but maybe they can sell the movie if I am in it. This I don’t like.

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Rob Zombie’s very intellectual-crazy, and I like people like that. No stupid craziness.

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I like to go from film to film, meeting new people and playing new roles. Because actors are like children: They want to play, and I like to play.

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My agent is a vampire, my lawyer is a vampire, they’re all vampires, but they don’t suck your blood, they take your money! Vampires are everywhere. It just depends what they’re running after.

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There’s actors and actresses who I call ‘Trailer Stars’ because their importance is expressed by how big their trailers are. And then there are real actors, who are real good people.

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I like to work with directors who write their own stories.

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People often say to me, especially people from the press: ‘Oh, you are so evil.’ But I’m a gardener. I rescue animals in Palm Springs where I live.

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With these kinds of figures you can do whatever you want as an actor because there are no guidelines, there are no real vampires. Except in Los Angeles, where everybody’s a vampire, you know?

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I want to have fun. Big Hollywood films can be fun, but you know it’s an industry, and if you don’t function, they send you home.

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I’m very laid-back, and I meet people just by accident – never through agencies or anything like that. I met Paul Morrissey, who directed me in ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein,’ on a plane from Rome to Munich. He asked for my telephone number and wrote it in his passport.

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I collect chairs and lights, which obviously means I want to sit in the light – not surprising for an actor I suppose.

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I get nervous when I’m sitting in an airplane at 10,000 feet and then the sign comes on: ‘Please fasten your seatbelt for turbulence.’

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The good thing about films is, you never know how good they will be. If there was a formula, there would only be good films!

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There are a few directors – quite a few – who I would like to work with, but I have never written a letter to a director in my life.

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I love the smell of the Earth. I’m a good cook my friends say. I love cooking for my friends. So I’m totally the opposite of being evil. I think only if you’re a good person can you be very evil onscreen.

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I tried all my life to be a normal person.

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I had such a horrible childhood. My father was already married with three children when I was born and my mother didn’t know. So we grew up poor. We had no hot water until I was 17. I went to work in a factory, and worked and saved for months until I had the money to come to England.

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Who is Udo Kier?

Udo Kierspe, better known by his stage name Udo Kier, is a German actor. Kier is best known for his work as a character actor, having acted in over 220 films in Europe, Canada, and the Americas in both leading and supporting parts.

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