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John Stamos on his eight seasons on the sitcom "Full House": "I became like a big fat guy, living in my house up on the hills and not growing--as a person or as an actor. Life becomes too easy. You don't have any time for anything else. You wing through it.
"So I wasn't growing and I became, for the last three or four years, somewhat of a recluse. I've been afraid to be around people, I've isolated myself which I don't think is healthy." --quoted in New York Post, November 20, 1995.
On his role in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": "I am not trying to cash in on my TV success. I could do another TV series and make a lot of money, but I want to better myself as an actor and learn my craft. I've always felt you're not a real actor until you've worked on the stage!" --Stamos to TheaterWeek, January 1996.
Producer John Hart on choosing Stamos to replace Matthew Broderick as J. Pierpont Finch: "Whereas Matthew was someone the audience wanted to protect, John is the man many women in the audience are going to want to go to bed with, although they know they shouldn't, suspecting he's a rat. Also, John is very funny. At his audition, I found myself laughing out loud. He has a flair for physical comedy that evokes Dean Martin and Cary Grant." --quoted in TheaterWeek, January 1996.
Although successful, "Full House" took its toll on Stamos. He explains: "The further I get away from that show, the better it is for me ... People are slowly starting to disassociate me from that role." --quoted in People, January 27, 1999.
Stamos on his latter-day relative non-celebrity: "I rode on a public bus for the first time. It was so liberating! I feel rejuvenated as a human being." --quoted in People, June 26, 2000.
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