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The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

For comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg, whose credits include The Color Purple, Ghost, and ABC's daytime talk show The View, the movie she can't get enough of is Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird. "[The] performances are spectacular," says Goldberg, "It's what I strive for, it's what I want as an actor: I want to be that good."



INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

On when she saw the movie for the first time

"I think the first time I saw it I was probably 10. I was by myself, but I told my mother about it. And I said, 'I just saw this movie, it was called...' And she said, 'Yes, I've seen it. Did you like it?' I said, 'Oh my God, it was really great ... and Boo Radley, I want him to be my friend.' I was an odd child, you know."

On what she learned from To Kill a Mockingbird

"For one little kid, watching this movie, you sort of get the sense that it is all right to be around people who stand up for what is right and how difficult it can get."

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