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Robbie Coltrane

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Born: March 30, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...


On working in America, Coltrane cracked: "I'm unrecognized and just the fat a-- in the Chevy outside Kmart". Quoted in USA Today, May 19, 1997.

"There is a kind of recklessness about Glasgow which I find missing in a lot of places. Actually, this is why I feel at home [in New York]. It's that same sort of, 'Oh, what the hell! Come on, let's have a drink, what's the matter with you!' I love that," --Robbie Coltrane to TV Guide, August 3, 1996.

About his character of Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, Coltrane to Entertainment Weekly (February 3, 1995): "People find the fact that he's given in to all these temptations quite attractive. They're fed up with people who are ridiculously handsome and work out all the time and live on berries and fruits and never swear,"

"I'm a big fan of Richard Harris ... I once did a chat show with him. It turned out to be about hell-raisers.

"A hell-raiser is basically an alcoholic heterosexual, so I qualified. I didn't realize that was the subtext. I thought how flattering, to be on with such big stars." --Coltrane to the London Sunday Times Magazine, October 7, 2001.

When asked to describe what kind of hell he raised, Coltrane responded: "I had lots of fun. I'd been broke for a long time, and suddenly I had money in the bank and was famous. It went to my head. It happens to everybody and I think it's short-lived, really. I had an adolescence from 1968 to 1988." -- From the London Sunday Times Magazine, October 7, 2001.

"I've been lucky. I think if I lost weight, I'd have a face like Mick Jagger's. You could run a bicycle down my cheeks and it wouldn't move. Don't they say you can get a good face or a good ass but not both?" --Coltrane on his size, quoted in the London Sunday Times Magazine, October 7, 2001.

On celebrity and the media, Coltrane told the London Sunday Times Magazine (October 7, 2001): "The celebrity circuit has never been too attractive to me. You're thrown into a room with 300 other people, one of whom once did a chocolate ad, one presented a children's programme, one murdered his mother. You think, what are we supposed to have in common? You stand there with a drink, people throw Elle Macpherson at you and have photographs taken, and flog them to people who imagine you're having a wonderful life.

"Of course, you should be wary of the sort of attention you attract, because it doesn't stop. People are so unembarrassed about being intrusive. They see you sitting there with your friends, having a quiet time, and they come up and go, 'Oi, you. Robbie. Eh.' You wouldn't do that. would you?"

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