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About Wallace Shawn
American actor, comedian, voice artist and playwright Wallace Shawn has gathered over five decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He began as a playwright in 1967 before he even made his 1979 film debut in “Manhattan”.
He has been featured in the films “Clueless” and “Rifkin’s Festival”. He also wrote the critically-acclaimed plays “The Designated Mourner” and “Aunt Dan and Lemon”.
His father, William Shawn, was an editor of “The New Yorker” for 35 years and his mother, Cecille Lyon, was a journalist. His younger brother named Allen is a composer.
He has been in a long-term relationship with writer and actress Deborah Eisenberg.
Shawn has been an Obie Award recipient. He also received the ‘PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award’.
He voiced Rex in the four instalments of “Toy Story”.
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Famous quotes by Wallace Shawn
But because we've all been readers, we know what the experience is like, and we hope that what certain writers have given to us, we will give to someone.Wallace Shawn
For some reason, people find me funny. It's quite hard to define why a thought is funny. It's even harder to define why a person would be funny. It's a word that I can't define at all. But whether I know quite what it is or not, I seem to be it.Wallace Shawn
I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character... This happens to be a feature of my life generally.Wallace Shawn
I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!Wallace Shawn
I think the whole system of education would change if I were in charge and had the ability to make changes. I don't think I would keep Princeton exactly being Princeton.Wallace Shawn
I was making my living from a joke about my appearance that I didn't understand, and in a way still don't, because when I look in a mirror it doesn't seem funny to me.Wallace Shawn
In my early 20s, I studied history and politics, and I really thought that perhaps I would devote my life to that.Wallace Shawn
In terms of number of movies, I've been in an extraordinary amount. If you count only the minutes I'm onscreen, it's not so long.Wallace Shawn
Patriotism is considered to be an emotion a person ought to feel. But why? Why is it nobler to love your own country than to love someone else's?Wallace Shawn
We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality.Wallace Shawn
You can go to a play that is enjoyable because it's funny, and then on the next night you can go to a play that's enjoyable because it's 'disturbing.'Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn's Popularity
Wallace Shawn is a famous American actor and playwright, who was born on November 12, 1943. As a person born on this date, Wallace Shawn is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (November 12) and the 35th most popular for the year (1943).
People born on November 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Wallace Shawn is the 763rd most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Wallace Shawn's birthday, Wallace Shawn is the 5708th most famous American and ranks 226th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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