When I got to Hollywood, there wasn't even a Boulevard. I'm that old. It was just a little dirt trail. I'm kidding.

Adam West

Adam West

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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I think I've said I'm the luckiest actor in the world. I mean that.

Playing Batman is an actor's challenge. First, it's different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.

The new 'Dark Knight' movies, they're wonderful in their own way.

When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.

When 'Family Guy' came along, it was like a gift, and it expanded my fan base.

I've been almost everywhere. But I've never been to the steppes of Latvia. It's something I've always wanted to do.

If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we'll stand or fall on whatever we did.

I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek... and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something.

I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don't know quite what.

You've got a guy in a cape and tights running around fighting crime 24-7; this is not normal. But it worked because the kids loved it and the adults laughed with it.

I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I'd just sit there and shift.

I've been able to reinvent myself and to keep an audience going at whatever age. This is terrific. I mean, how many actors get that chance?

I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don't remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.

I would hate to be a bitter, aging actor.