Zitat des Tages von Adam West:
I am a simple man, though my wife says I am complicated. I'll trust her on that one.
You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!
Playing Batman is an actor's challenge. First, it's different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.
When I was getting started, I was so busy just fighting my way through, and I was under contract at Warner Brothers. I did 40 hours of color television with the late Robert Taylor as a young cop.
My grandfather and my father had wheat ranches, so we had quite a few trucks around and a lot of mules. Talk about horsepower - we had mule power.
I love to do voiceover because, for me, if you know what you're doing, it's simple. No makeup, no costuming, none of the baloney. None of the egos - you don't have to deal with all that crap. I love voiceovers.
I think it's an actor's job, if you can, to keep working and to keep using that muscle. First of all, you've got to pay the bills, but it also helps you develop.
How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.
I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don't know quite what.
When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling.
I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek... and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something.
You can't play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there's something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he's a little crazed; he's strange.
If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we'll stand or fall on whatever we did.
My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero.
If you hang around long enough, they think you're good. It's either my tenacity or stupidity - I'm not sure which.
Anything with 'Family Guy' is great.
Anything that triggers good memories can't be all bad.
My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.
I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.
I think I've said I'm the luckiest actor in the world. I mean that.
People love Batman, and I would be stupid, I would be a fool if I didn't love Batman.
I'm not a vindictive kind of guy.
I have the curse of thinking funny!
In a very real sense, I represent pop culture in an iconic way. It's been very good to me, so anything I can do to help the fans to tumble along - it's good.
When I got the part, I tried to remember Batman as I knew him when I was a kid - with emotional recall.
I was victimized by the old Hollywood typecasting thing. I had to really fight to get out of it, so I was uncomfortable with it.
It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.
I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn't go away.
I come to Comic-Con in San Diego because this is where those fans are - those to whom I owe the longevity of my career.
To be an icon... I guess that's a privilege.
I'm like Madonna: I keep reinventing myself.
If you're a plumber, you plumb. I'm an actor. I act.
The wonderful thing with some of the things I've done - most of them, really - is to be trusted. To be able to do your thing, to work on it, hone it into my gem of creativity!
I don't paint butter dishes, doilies, or hummingbirds in my garden. It's more raw, I suppose. But it always creates a reaction.
Look at 'Batman' - that was theater of the absurd, as is 'Family Guy.'
I get called 'Mayor West' a lot in airports. I've been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people.