Clarence Darrow Gets High Nielsen Rating

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“There’s no doubt about it: When you’re an attorney, and you’re arguing a case before a jury, you want to get them to do what you want to get them to do. So you have to motivate them to crawl into your shoes. Darrow said that, ‘To understand how my client must feel requires imagination. Too few men have enough of that to spare.’ And of course that’s what acting is–behaving really under imaginary circumstances.
  “Let’s face it: Lawyers are actors. Actors aren’t lawyers–we just have fun.”
–Actor Leslie Nielsen, during a question-and-answer session with students from the Law School on Oct. 25, the day after performing his one-man show, “Leslie Nielsen as Clarence Darrow,” at Irvine Auditorium.

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