"When you’re a young actor and you’re really fighting to have your place in the world - for me anyway - it took a mental focus and energy and striving. It took a long time. And it was my whole life.

Do you believe there is a demimonde, Mr. Chandler? A half-world, between what we know and what we fear? A place in the shadows, rarely seen but deeply felt? Do you believe that?

Talk about unthinkable. You and me, I mean.

Tell me what you want. I’ll do anything I can to give it to you.”

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Simon Monroe: physical ticks

The restless sway; those expressive brows; long slow-moving strides; twitchy fingers.