I've been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.
I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples.
I've been very successful doing voices in movies. I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore, and I did Cats and Dogs. My children came to some of the sessions.
Good actors are a dime a dozen, but I want actors that are gonna be part of my team and collaborative.
I don't like directors that just say, Stand there and now do this.
I wanted to play a good guy after doing this lunatic on The Sopranos for two years. And then they did the sequel to Bad Boys, where I get to play the barking captain again.
The Moguls is a story about guys that have all grown up together and are now in their late 40s, early 50s.
Bad Boys II has knocked everyone's socks off.
When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.
Who owns the NY Post? 20th Century Fox. Talk about vertical integration.
When I interview somebody, I look at their resume to see what they've done, who they've worked with, and how many times. If they've gotten repeat work. Those are the kinds of actors I want to hire.
The camera looks into your soul.
It's such a luxury to be able to be happy about going to work in the morning.
In a sluggish economy, never, ever f*** with another man's livelihood.
Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird.
What the hell did I do in the 80's? Midnight Run. A perfect movie. Just a perfect movie.
When you work for Bruckheimer, you don't get it any better. He's the ultimate producer. I've had the good fortune of working with some great producers over the years.
Actors always have opinions.
It's all about people. It's all about the subjectivity of what people love.
They've been talking about Pi, which I haven't seen, they've been comparing it to Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense, and Fight Club, and I didn't see that either.
There aren't any small parts, only small paychecks.
One thing that's great about being a character actor is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders. If it bombs, it won't hurt my career.
That's another reason I did Daredevil: I didn't get killed off in it.
Let's face it, 80 percent of the work I do my kids can't see.
In private some critics have come up to me afterwards and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie. Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have to write it up negatively.
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