Lesson number one: Don't underestimate the other guy's greed.
I think a lot of what you do depends on the other people in the cast. It doesn't only depend on you the actor, but it depends on a variety of things, what the other actors are like.
When you read a script, you don't want to be the same guy all the time, you want to change, you're a different person. That's why acting is a wonderful career. You're not the same guy all the time.
We rehearsed our 'Scarface' to the nines. Long period of rehearsal, so that by the time we started to shoot, it was almost like doing a play. We all had a grand time doing it. It was a wonderful cast.
Nevertheless, I tend to get offensive easily.
The Italian mafia, they're very [into] construction. They're in a whole different way of operating than they did back in the '20s.
If the guy has a gun, that's the power. He doesn't need to wave the gun; he just needs to point the gun in a very relaxed fashion.
When you take on different roles and become a different person, that's called acting ... It's a challenge.
When you play somebody, you pick up a lot of their gestures, his voice, the way he speaks, his body language. You don't often get that opportunity.
An actor is an impersonator; he plays many different roles. If you played the same role all the time, God that'd be a boring career.
John Huston is more of a creative director than most.
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