There are 7,000 actors detailed on the CCC website. Some have missed a single film. Others, many more. Then, there are the champions. Here's the top few …
1. Brando - bypassed 152 movies.
2. Nicholson - 140
3. Cary Grant -132
4. Paul Newman - 115
5. Robert De Niro - 114
6. Dustin Hoffman - 109
7. Tom Cruise - 105
Highest Brit remains Sir Sean at 90.
Highest lady is Bette Davis, 78 items; Jodie Foster, 70; Liz Taylor, 67; Katharine Hepburn, 63; Julie Christie, Meryl Streep 61; Jane Fonda,Julia Roberts, 57; Madonna Michelle Pfeiffer, 56.
Newer Brigade: Leo, Nicole Kidman, 53;Natalie Portman, 43; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 41; Lindsay Lohan (!), 39; Ewan McGregor, 34; Matt Damon, 33; Christian Bale, 30.
(You'll find the full list at Champions in the Main Menu)
"If you made only the films you liked, you'd only work once every five years."
"All the roles I refused were unnecessarily vulgar."
Ginger Rogers (Oh really like… Annie Get Your Gun, Ball of Fire, King Kong (the first), Mary of Scotland, Now Voyager, South Pacific?)
"The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis."
"If it's a sonuvabitch, give it to Bogart."
Director Vincent Sherman
"If I had stayed in Hollywood, I would have killed myself. Or someone would have done it for me."
"You don't make TV shows for fun - you make them for money."
"If you think I made poor pictures after A Woman's Face, you should see the ones I went on suspension not to make!"
"I turned down 300 roles. I didn't turn down every film. Just the most important ones."
Oskar Werner (I've only found two of 'em!).
"Acting is like masturbation. One either does it or one doesn't, but one never talks about it." *
Eric Portman (*Except Ernest Borgnine and Gloria Stuart).
"I was a great casting director - forever suggesting other people instead of me."
Alexandra Stewart. She turned down Honey in Dr No.
"Stardom? Your name becomes a brand image like a product. You become Campbell's soup, with 31 different varieties of roles you can play."
"My films are summed up in circus, spaghetti, sex and cinema."
"A big fat lady came up to me and asked, 'How do you get into the movies?' 'Take off your clothes,' I told her. 'But what about acting school, shouldn't you go to acting school first?' she asked. 'No, no, no! You just take off your clothes.'"
Viva, the Andy Warhol superstar who did just that.