Anthony Quinn

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Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He is perhaps best known in the US for his roles in two Hollywood films, the title role in Zorba the Greek and his Oscar-winning performance in Viva Zapata!, while in the rest of the world he is associated with his role of the brutish circus strongman Zampanò in Federico Fellini's La strada.


  • There's no sense that you're there forever. No parent is there forever.
    • Accepting that because he had children in his old age, he would die before they grew up.
    • Interview with Larry King, 1996 [1]
  • The painter leaves his mark. And I just put in two statues in Rhode Island that I'm working on. And I think that's going to make me last longer than me. I mean, who remembers "Zorba?" Nobody remembers "Zorba." Nobody remembers "Requiem for a Heavyweight."
    • Interview with Larry King, 1996

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