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[on acting] This isn't work. It's fun. The whole thing is fun. I hear actors say, "I have to go to work tomorrow". Nonsense. Work is eight hours in a coal mine or a government office. Getting up in the morning and putting on a funny mustache, and dressing up and showing off in front of the grown-ups, that's play, and for which we're beautifully overpaid. I've always felt that way. After all, how ...
The title of his autobiography, "Bring on the Empty Horses", is taken from a command given by director Michael Curtiz
during the filming of The Charge of the Light Brigade
(1936) in which Niven was an extra. Curtiz, notorious for his poor command of English, wanted a lot of riderless horses in the background of the climactic charge.
A natty dresser often with a thin moustache and slick hair