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It's like eating your favourite food. The first three or four times it's great; after that you're sick.

Sylvester Stallone, actor,

on shooting love scenes with

Sharon Stone, Premiere (UK)

As soon as Gielgud walked on with a long wig someone shouted 'Haircut]' and the cast cracked up. The show was called off and Gielgud - who was very good about it - and the rest of us got pissed in the mess instead.

Eighty-five-year-old actor

Charles Simon on performing

Hamlet for Bomber Command

during the Second World War,

Daily Telegraph

I don't know many writers. We don't have a lot to say to each other. I think we all want to be the only Romanian at the party.

David Mamet, playwright and

film-maker, Daily Telegraph

One of the down sides was being chased through airport lounges by small children.

Richard O'Brien on presenting

The Crystal Maze, OK]

This is Spinal Tap used to be my favourite film. Now I can't watch it because it's all true - the girls, the record-company people, the 'Hello Cleveland' scene, where they get lost backstage. That happened to us in Austria.

Andy Cairns, singer with

Therapy?, on the group's new-

found fame, Daily Telegraph

He was talking to one of his girlfriends and she said, 'I want to go see Louis Malle's Au Revoir les Enfants.' Quentin said, 'I don't want to see no reservoir dogs.' And that's where the name came from.

Connie Zastoupil, mother

of the film director

Quentin Tarantino, Vanity Fair