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Jackie Cooper Quotes

A nice, steady job I don't need that bad. I'm not that satisfied with it.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Job

They kept me in short pants as long as they could, until they were shaving the hair on my legs because it was beginning to photograph.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Hair

They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

I remember Mr. Mayer very well. He sort of liked to be the father - no, he liked to be treated like you thought he was Daddy, but he didn't treat you like Daddy at all.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Father

To me, the series was the end of the actor, when the series ended.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

But the working I would always want to do.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

So I felt, well, I'll make the money and, with the money, do what I want to do.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Money

A lot of people like to run in plays because it's a nice, steady job.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #People

There was nothing real about teenagers - nobody talked about them in those days, nobody did anything about them.
Jackie Cooper
#Teenager

If it's boring, then it's tiring.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

I got schooled over at NBC on a soap opera, and I had a Sunday-afternoon show, an hour show sponsored by the Ford Foundation, a documentary, half live with film integration. I directed that.
Jackie Cooper
#Opera

Well, they just don't know anything else except that one form of their business, acting, and they don't really want to learn any other part of it, or they would. Directing and producing and putting a show together is very creative, for me.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Acting And Actors

For the child actor, it was difficult.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

I need a steady job like running in this new series, because we own the negative to every show that goes on the air, my partner and I.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Running

I just knew how to do the one thing I did, and whether I did it well or not depended on who the director was.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

People like Spencer Tracy held up because they had the background originally, but to this day they never have changed Mr. Gable's role, or most of them.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Personality

Also, I was very excited about somebody considering I had a talent they could develop a little bit, and very anxious to please.
Jackie Cooper
#Talent

In those days, even as a boy, I watched some people that I knew were living way beyond their means.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor #Living

I never say too much about that in public interviews, because it disappoints the public to tell them you're not that crazy about a property you did that possibly they liked.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor

From that, I became very anxious to produce something of my own.
Jackie Cooper
#American Actor