Anthony Quinn

Mexican and American actor (1915–2001)

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.

Anthony Quinn


  • 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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