Quote: "Working for human rights, working for the most vulnerable among us who don't have human rights, who don't have freedom justice and dignity, who don't have homes and safety, that is the most meaningful thing in my life right now. My day job is to be an actor in various things, which I love doing, but I think the most important job I have on this planet right now is to take the privilege of the position I'm in because I'm an actor and be the voice for those who have no voice." Homeland star Mandy Patinkin insists fighting for the rights of refugees is now more important to him than his acting career.
Fact: Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Mandy Patinkin helped celebrate the re-opening of New York City's historical Public Theatre during a special bash at the venue on Monday (01Oct12). The site, which has been closed since 2008 for upgrades and restorations, has a special place in Homeland star Patinkin's heart - he met his wife Kathryn Grody there over three decades ago.
Quote: "Barbra wanted our characters to kiss at the end and I felt that after he has been through all of this and been betrayed that he couldn't get past that... We had a bit of a disagreement about that and in the end we came nose to nose and then parted - and now I wish I'd kissed her." Mandy Patinkin regrets not kissing Yentl co-star Barbra Streisand.