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Hopefully you marry someone who you not only love, but who you like as well.

Hopefully you marry someone who you not only love, but who you like as well.

It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart. ---->>>

I live a pretty simple life. ---->>>

People tracking your life and photographing you anywhere you go, that can make you crazy. ---->>>

I hate going to the gym, so sweating outdoors sure beats sitting on a stationary bike staring at my navel. ---->>>

Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It's very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It's also very social, since you're usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that's on your mind. ---->>>

There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion. ---->>>

Do you like my suit? I think this is an amazing suit, don't you think?

Do you like my suit? I think this is an amazing suit, don't you think?

Son, never throw a punch at a redwood.

Son, never throw a punch at a redwood.

And besides, because of all she has accomplished, Barbara Jordan has always been a hero of mine.

And besides, because of all she has accomplished, Barbara Jordan has always been a hero of mine.

If you buy an expensive thing and you never use it, I don't think there's a point to it. ---->>>

I don't think you should do something just to prove to an audience that you can do it, that's way out of your wheelhouse. ---->>>

I think television has always been one to replicate when something's successful. I don't think there's quite as much innovation. ---->>>

I've never reacted well to other people telling me what to do. ---->>>

I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else. ---->>>

To me, the excitement is in ordering a fine shotgun, going through the process that everybody who has bought one has gone through for 100 years. You order it, you make a significant down payment, and then you wait three or four years for the gun to be custom-made for you. ---->>>

I've learned by hanging out in Hollywood, where I disagree politically with most people, that most people's hearts are in the right place, and the only thing we have to argue about is the way to solve the problems. ---->>>

I quit 'Magnum' to have a family. It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that. ---->>>

Stand up and pledge with me: A government of the United States is not on the auction block. And America is not for sale! ---->>>

You know, there's so much imitation and so much pandering in Hollywood. ---->>>

I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical. ---->>>

I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk. ---->>>

I think a lot of Magnum was me. ---->>>

Having had that experience... I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don't think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down. ---->>>

I haven't made a political statement in quite a long time because, frankly, they get repeated, changed. ---->>>

My first priority is time with my family. ---->>>

But, you know there's a lot of westerns - not that they were bad - it's just that they can be remade because they're great stories that aren't indelible in an audience's mind when it comes to both the cast and the story. ---->>>

I think of myself as an actor first, not a sex symbol. Do I think I'm sexy? No, that's someone else's judgment, and I honestly don't think you can try to be sexy and really succeed. ---->>>

You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman. ---->>>

I never try to pander to an audience, and I'm really not concerned with my image. I'm far more interested in stretching my abilities as an actor. ---->>>

I think character is real important. And you know, and I think the public does. ---->>>

I think there have been more movies in the Western genre than any other. I grew up watching those movies. ---->>>

Good parts should always scare you a little bit, and good parts... you might not get advice to do them. ---->>>

The Westerns I like aren't really comedies. I'm drawn to the scope of them and the land as a central character. ---->>>

It is scary for an actor when you get hired as a lead. No matter what the plot is, it is your job to do something interesting enough to make them want to get inside the lead character's head. ---->>>

Television's grown up a lot. It's a little more adult, which I think is a good thing. It allows actors to tell more complex stories. I'm happy to see where it ends up. ---->>>

Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox. ---->>>

I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding. ---->>>

I feel the other element of a western is the land, which is very important in this movie. I mean the land is another character in the piece, actually. ---->>>

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-29, 1945
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor
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Thomas William "Tom" Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor and film producer. He is known for starring as private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988). He also plays Police Chief Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on Robert B. Parker novels (wikipedia)