I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
I'm not gangly; I'm very coordinated. I do have a bit of a baby face. But I guess that just means I'll be working longer.
There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
As we applaud the hard-edged realism of the opening battle scene of Saving Private Ryan, we cringe at the thought of seeing the same on the nightly news.We are told it would be pornographic.
It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money.
If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding.
I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
I grew up in New York, and I have that in me, that be-honest-at-all-costs, don't b.s. me attitude. I say, If you've got something to say about me, say it to my face. And then we'll either talk about it or fight about it.
I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman.
You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
New York is not conductive to theater. New York does not encourage its young. It does not encourage experimentation.
It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry.
My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen. I apparently was very serious and reflective.
Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
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 don't know if I ever really bought into the eternal damnation bit.
I couldn't care less about being a presenter at the Oscars.
I like Spike Lee a lot. He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
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.
In this time when a citizenry applauds the liberation of a country as it lives in fear of its own freedomwhen people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce.
I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.
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