(6/1/36) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "The Legionnaire and the Lady".
6 Biographical Movies |
8 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
19 Articles |
5 Pictorials |
11 Magazine Cover Photos |
Frank J. Cooper | Garry Cooper
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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My whole career has been one of extreme good fortune. I think I'm an average actor . . . In acting you can do something and maybe . . . some people think it's fine, but you know inside of you that it can be done better . . . You don't feel that you really attained a goal in the acting business; you always feel that you're still learning.
Although Cooper dismissed the new school of actors in the 1950s as "a bunch of goof balls" and could be caustic about "the Method" advanced by the Actors Studio in New York, Lee Strasberg
told everyone that Cooper was a natural Method actor, he just didn't know it. Cooper did at least admire Marlon Brando
's work, and became a producing partner with his father, Marlon Brando Sr.