"Young people often have this desire to try to make their life interesting," says actor, author and director Ethan Hawke. "Life is so interesting all by itself. You do not have to try to goose life." He's pictured above in Paris on Nov. 25, 2019.
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Cicely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala in 2012. The famed actress died at the age of 96. Tyson inspired generations of African American actors who grew up watching her perform on stage and on screen.
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Cloris Leachman, pictured in 1974, seemed game for anything, from playing a creepy housekeeper in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein to competing on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
Cicely Tyson says her mother did not want her to be an actress. "But in my gut, I knew there was something there that I was put here to do," Tyson says.
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