There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
What you get is what you get. What you do with what you get, that’s more the point.
Considering the fact that I've used it in the past, and know what it is, and seen the results of it, I don't view marijuana as a dangerous drug.
I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost.
My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
Susan is just great. I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.
You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
If you say, I'm living in America and I have freedom of speech but I choose not to use it because it's going to cost me, well, you're not living in freedom. You're not free.
Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it's very difficult because it's been done before and you don't want to be manipulative.
There's always someone telling you not to do something. The main thing is just to ignore them.
I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.
Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large.
I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.
There is no question that [Dan] Quayle is an uneducated idiot. But someone, somewhere cleverly realized that the best diversion from Bush is to put on a clown show.
I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed.
I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing.
If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity.
Notice what no one else notices and you'll know what no one else knows.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything.
I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.
If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment.
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