Shirley Maclaine Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th May 2014

Fact: Actress Shirley Maclaine is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of real-life basketball drama Men Of Granite. If the Terms of Endearment star signs on to the movie, she will play school teacher Sophia Prather in the film adaptation of sports writer Dan Manoyan's novel. His book centred on the true story of the 1940 Granite City High School men's basketball team, which was comprised mostly of immigrants and went on to win the Illinois State Championship. William Hurt has been cast to play the team's coach.

13th November 2013

Quote: "Cool it. (Their antics) influence the response to their actual work. They’re good musicians and they’re good with translating music into lyrics, into expression. But all we think of is what they do antic-wise... They’ve become a product." Shirley Maclaine advises Miley Cyrus and other provocative young stars to tone down the controversy.

13th November 2013

Quote: "I was so shocked last year when Matthew (Crawley) got killed in the car crash, I couldn’t believe it! I jumped out of bed and tried to call Julian Fellowes. You know, ‘What’s going on here?’ I was so stunned." New Downton Abbey star Shirley Maclaine was stunned when Dan Stevens' character in the period drama was killed off during the show's Christmas special last year (13).

9th January 2013

Quote: "My goal is to be the oldest actor still working." Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine, 78, has no plans to retire anytime soon.

28th August 2012

Quote: "I adore Maggie. I've known her for years... I think we were lovers in another life. Possibly that's a joke, but all kinds of humour are real." Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine on working with longtime pal Dame Maggie Smith in hit U.K. TV drama Downton Abbey.

19th June 2012

Quote: "I found her stories about hanging out with the Rat Pack in New York and Los Angeles fascinating. She'd talk about Meryl Streep and Billy Wilder, it was amazing stuff from the romantic era of movies." Irish actor Allen Leech was enthralled by tales from Shirley Maclaine as she filmed scenes for hit U.K. show Downton Abbey.

25th April 2012

Quote: "Dancing With the Stars, I love it... but I'd rather have a tooth pulled with no Novocaine than be on that show." Shirley Maclaine on her favourite reality TV show.

13th March 2012

Quote: "I've been watching the series on TV and I love it. But I'm still not quite sure why it is such a big hit. I found it very encouraging about the intelligence of the audience, to tell you the truth. Yet I'm asking myself what is it about this show that is proving so irresistible?" Shirley Maclaine is baffled by Downton Abbey's popularity. The veteran actress has filmed scenes for the upcoming third season of the British drama.

24th February 2012

Tweet: "Off for wardrobe fittings for D.A. Love costumes of period pictures. Wonder how big my bustle will be?" Shirley Maclaine tweets from the set of hit English period drama Downton Abbey.

24th February 2012

Quote: "I think I would have quit the business if all that were going on. I can't bear that taking of time... when you don't look any different than if you'd done it yourself, really." Shirley Maclaine is not a fan of all the primping and prepping that goes into making modern stars look glamorous at awards shows.

13th April 2011

Quote: "They treated me as a mascot. I just picked up their mess and shot water pistols with them." Actress Shirley Maclaine on her days as the female member of the Rat Pack.

13th April 2011

Quote: "We have all been so many people." Actress Shirley Maclaine on her reincarnation beliefs.

12th April 2011

Quote: "I have a lot of these Golden Globes. I think I have six more but I don't know where they are." Actress Shirley Maclaine can only locate one Golden Globe award.

12th April 2011

Quote: "The soul does not die. The soul is everlasting... What they're trying to say to those that have had contact is, 'Please give up war. You are not killing anyone anyway; all you're doing is incurring more karma." Movie great Shirley Maclaine insists visiting aliens have a very simple message for us.

12th April 2011

Fact: Shirley Maclaine owns the table setting and furniture from hit movie Terms of Endearment at her home in New Mexico.

12th April 2011

Quote: "He was too much for me. I liked the dangerous chemistry if it was controllable. His isn't. He is authentically dangerous." Shirley Maclaine insists she was never attracted to her Terms Of Endearment co-star Jack Nicholson.

12th December 2008

Quote: "I am really thrilled! I guess I should dress up more. Maybe Chanel could do a couture line for seniors?" Actress Shirley Maclaine, 74, hopes her role in TV movie COCO CHANEL will inspire designers to think about ageing fashionistas after receiving a Golden Globe nod on Thursday (11Dec08).

15th September 2008

Quote: "I'm not Meryl Streep. You don't ask Sean Connery to play with a French accent." Actress Shirley Maclaine refused to change her American dialect to play French fashion legend COCO CHANEL.

8th September 2008

Quote: "I don't smoke. I don't like it... I think they put pot in it (the cigarettes). It was delicious." Actress Shirley Maclaine laughs off picking up a nicotine habit at age 74 to play iconic fashion designer COCO CHANEL in a forthcoming U.S. TV drama.

24th July 2008

Quote: "I've never done a line of coke. I've never been into dope. I smoked two joints in my life and ate the furniture in the hotel room." Actress Shirley Maclaine insists she's never been a Hollywood drug abuser.

7th February 2008

Quote: "Terry rules the indoors, the outdoors, the car, planes, my life. All of it." Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine's pet terrier is clearly the top dog in their relationship.

29th December 2007

Quote: "They're all over the place in New Mexico. They're there. It's not a question of are they or not. The question is why... I've talked to people all over the world who've been aboard the craft and told me what they learned." Actress Shirley Maclaine insists visitors from outer space are commonplace in New Mexico.

24th December 2007

Fact: Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine is to play designer COCO CHANEL in an upcoming U.S. TV mini-series.

18th June 2006

Fact: Sandra Bullock attended the same Virginia high school as Warren Beatty and his older sister Shirley Maclaine.

18th April 2006

Quote: "I'm the most likely to get bounced off the project." Luke Wilson is far from convinced he'll last the distance as BOBBY EWING in the upcoming Dallas movie, opposite heavyweights like John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez and Shirley Maclaine.

12th January 2006

Fact: <p>Shirley Maclaine was the original choice to play HOLLY GOLIGHTLY in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn eventually landed the role. </p>

28th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Until Meryl Streep decides that she can play grandmothers, and God knows I hope she never does, I usually get first crack." Shirley Maclaine analyses her movie career. </p>

7th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It was darling to see that young love happening. It was interesting to see her jostling time between me and Jason." Shirley Maclaine loved watching Hollywood couple Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake court on the set of IN HER SHOES - even if she can't remember the pop star's name. </p>

3rd October 2005

Quote: <p>"I was surprised at how deeply she is committed to being homely and fat and ugly. I really want her to do a glamorous part because she's quite beautiful." Shirley Maclaine on In Her Shoes co-star Toni Collette. </p>

3rd October 2005

Fact: <p>Shirley Maclaine and Jack Nicholson's "big, sappy movie" Terms Of Endearment makes George Clooney cry whenever he watches it. </p>

26th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I don't like it. I can't hold my stomach in that long, especially while I'm walking." Shirley Maclaine hates red carpet events. </p>

13th September 2005

Fact: <p>Movie veteran Shirley Maclaine was so fond of her experience on the set of hit movie TERMS OF ENDEARMENT she took furniture from the set home. It now decorates her New Mexico home. </p>

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