300 FAVORITE MOVIES (in no particular order)
80. Roman Holiday (1953)
Princess Ann: You spent the whole day doing things I’ve always wanted to. Why?
Joe Bradley: I don’t know. Seemed the thing to do.
Gregory Peck on the set of To Kill A Mockingbird with his son, photographed by Leo Fuchs, 1961.
I don’t think that I had an unbroken record of artistic triumph. But there were enough good pictures. And I think the thing that is gratifying is when they still have some kind of a life, 25 years or more after you made them. And I have a few like that. When they’re seen people still enjoy them, and get something from them. Entertainment, information, a little bit of illumination of human condition. They still find something in value. In a way, it’s an actor’s vanity to imagine that he’ll be remembered or his work will be appreciated in years to come. But in another way, it’s not a bad ambition, to try do to some work that will stand the test of time.
Happy birthday Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003)
Mary Badham, Harper Lee, and Gregory Peck on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan) Photographer: Leo Fuchs (via)