(29 March 1922 – 12 October 1996) was a leading Australian rules football
er, Australian politician and government minister.
Holten was born in Melbourne and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne
. He left school at 16 to sell life insurance, but with the outbreak of World War II joined the Royal Australian Air Force
in 1940 as a flying instructor and test pilot. He retired in 1946 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant
and became a grocer.
I go through life thinking it's all going to end tomorrow.
I don't believe in self-promotion, really I can't be arsed.
I always wanted to be an actor. I had the arrogance to believe I couldn't be anything else.
As far as I'm concerned, I want to be nowhere else. It's difficult in film because everybody wants to make a safe bet with roles. But if you are going to do stuff then you should be getting strong reactions. I don't want audiences to be going, "Yeah, that's all right."
It's something else. I'm speechless. I've just got to step up to the plate and deal with it. I had a confidence about it but then that's because of the people around me who made me feel good about it. I knew positively on Monday. I was in Baltimore when I took the call. My first reaction was I needed a drink.
I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other. That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them.
If I went onto the Internet and started looking at what some people were saying about me - which, sadly, I have done - it would drive me insane.