Tom Selleck

American actor (born 1945)

Thomas William "Tom" Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor best known for his starring role on the long-running television shows Magnum P.I., and Blue Bloods.

Tom Selleck in 2010


  • Why westerns get segregated into a genre in Hollywood, I don't know... It's just good entertainment.
    • Interview with American Western Magazine (January 2001).
  • Blow me a raspberry.
    • At the audience of The Chevy Chase Show in 1993 during the presentation of his Worst Supporting Actor 'Razzie' award statuette for his performance as King Ferdinand of Spain in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.[specific citation needed]
  • I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived [to sign up for courses], architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it. So I signed up for acting instead.
  • All I see is people out there who are hungry for more.
    • Talking about the public's desire to see more Western films, in interview with Taylor Fogarty of American Western Magazine/ (January 2003).
  • You know, I understand how you feel. This is a really contentious issue. Probably as contentious, and potentially as troubling as the abortion issue in this country. All I can tell you is, rushes to pass legislation at a time of national crisis or mourning, I don't really think are proper. And more importantly, nothing in any of this legislation would have done anything to prevent that awful tragedy in Littleton.

    What I see in the work I've done with kids is, is troubling direction in our culture. And where I see consensus, which is I think we ought to concentrate on in our culture is... look... nobody argues anymore whether they're Conservatives or Liberal whether our society is going in the wrong direction. They may argue trying to quantify how far it's gone wrong or why it's gone that far wrong, whether it's guns, or television, or the Internet, or whatever. But there's consensus saying that something's happened. Guns were much more accessible 40 years ago. A kid could walk into a pawn shop or a hardware store and buy a high-capacity magazine weapon that could kill a lot of people and they didn't do it.

    The question we should be asking is... look... suicide is a tragedy. And it's a horrible thing. But 30 or 40 years ago, particularly men, and even young men, when they were suicidal, they went, and unfortunately, blew their brains out. In today's world, someone who is suicidal sits home, nurses their grievance, develops a rage, and is just a suicidal but they take 20 people with them. There's something changed in our culture.

    • On The Rosie O'Donnell Show on May 19th, 1999.
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