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Though Rock Hudson was a victim of criticism for his "bad acting" at a 1948 screen test, he found the strength to rise above it, and became one of the most shyly witty male actors of the 1950's and 1960's.

In 1959's "Pillow Talk", Hudson provided Doris Day with grace, and she to him a teasing wit. Other great films are 1961's "Lover Come Back", 1958's "The Tarnished Angels", and 1955's "All That Heaven Allows." Perhaps one of Hudson's most underrated performances was in 1956's " Giant". Overshadowed by the luminous James Dean, Hudson was cast aside during recognition time. Yet his performance was brilliant, witty, and nonetheless completely remarkable.


Rock Hudson Quotes...

“I had to overcome the name Rock. If I'd been as hip then as I am now, I would have never consented to be named Rock.”

“I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.”

“Someone asked me once what my philosophy of life was, and I said some crazy thing. I should have said, how the hell do I know?”

“As you get older, you learn to keep your mouth shut more, because you never know how badly you're going to embarrass yourself later.”

[on Elizabeth Taylor] "She's indestructible.”

“I love to smoke. I keep hoping someone will discover it's a healthy habit because the smoke kills all the germs in your system. I love to drink, and I hate exercise. I don't mind going out on the side of a hill and chopping down a tree, but I hate organized exercise. I built a gym in my house but I never use it. I don't even like to walk through it.”

“It was the biggest mistake of my career. - On A Farewell to Arms (1957).”

“John Wayne was then the Hollywood legend, and I was on screen with him. The guy is an angel. He saved my life back then when no other film maker wanted to know me.”
- On The Undefeated (1969).