"If you can possibly imagine, what it was like for me, many years ago, a totally unknown hoofer, to be cast in a Hollywood movie opposite Gregory Peck… The beautiful, quiet, gentle hero of countless, marvelous movies. In my innocence, I thought he’d be just like that. He was." Audrey Hepburn
Happy Birthday Gregory Peck (April 5,1916 - June 12, 2003)
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One of integrity, versatility, and charm, Gregory Peck is considered one of the most devastatingly handsome men to grace the silver screen, and let’s be honest, it’s easy to see why.
Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck on the shooting of the ‘Mouth of Truth’ scene in Roman Holiday, 1953
“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way. -Gregory Peck (AFI 100 Years…100 Stars Series)
In this famous “Mouth of Truth” scene, Gregory Peck ad-libbed the joke where he pretends his hand gets bitten off in the mouth of the stone carving. He borrowed the gag from Red Skelton. Before shooting Peck told the director that he was going to do the gag but did not tell Audrey Hepburn. When Peck pulled his arm out of the stone carving’s mouth with his hand pulled up his sleeve, Hepburn’s horror and surprise was genuine. She gave what she later recalled was “a good and proper scream,” and the scene was finished in one take.(x)
Each in its own way was unforgettable. It would be difficult to … Rome, by all means. Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live.