Robert Rossen


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Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 – February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades.

His 1949 film All the King's Men won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, while Rossen was nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. He won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the Golden ... more »

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  • ''This state is full of these log cabin Abe Lincolns with price tags on 'em. The louder he yells, the higher his price.''
    Robert Rossen (1908-1966), U.S. screenwriter. Floyd McEvoy (Grandon Rhodes), All The King's Men, expressing skepticism about the sincerity of Willie S...
  • ''Make 'em cry. Make 'em laugh. Make 'em mad, even mad at you. Stir them up and they'll love it and come back for more. But for heaven's sake, don't try to improve their minds.''
    Robert Rossen (1908-1966), U.S. screenwriter. Jack (John Ireland), All The King's Men, advising Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) on how to campaign (...
  • ''Willie couldn't steal a vote from Abe Lincoln in the cradle of the Confederacy.''
    Robert Rossen (1908-1966), U.S. screenwriter. Jack (John Ireland), All The King's Men, speaking of Willie Stark's (Broderick Crawford) inept campaign ...
  • ''You have tender sensibilities for a hatchet man.''
    Robert Rossen (1908-1966), U.S. screenwriter. Judge Stanton (Raymond Greenleaf), All The King's Men, to Jack (John Ireland) (1949).
  • ''Why don't you put something on the phonograph, a low-down mean blue. Play it over and over again until you crack it and get sick of it and then go back to work. I do it all the time.''
    Robert Rossen (1908-1966), U.S. screenwriter. Sadie (Mercedes McCambridge), All The King's Men, to Jack (John Ireland), who's on a drunken binge (1949...
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