I've seen more convincing wigs on William Shatner.
The opportunity to carry water every night to James Earl Jones on stage is a dream come true.
The sad fact is that the vast majority of drunks stay drunks. There's a small minority of us who reach that fork in the road where one side says 'live' and the other says 'drink'.
Be careful out there. There are things that go bump in the night. Actually, there are things that go 'Give me your wallet or I'll kill you' in the night.
When actors get pigeonholed, that's their own doing to a large degree. Because if you do something that people like, obviously they're going to ask you to do it again. It's up to you to say no. If you're that insecure about working, you'll probably do what you're known to do.
Thinking fascinates me, and I probably spend too much time in my mind. My wife says that my perfect world is to be in the Suburban driving, with her next to me and the boys in the back seat and complete silence for two thousand miles.
I have 800 books of just Samuel Beckett's work, tons of his correspondence, personal letters that he wrote. I have copies of plays he used when he directed, so all of his handwritten notes are in the corners of the page.
Again, as egotistical as I am, as self-centered as I am, and as much as I love strangers idolizing me, I find it very crass to be self-promoter in a way.
You take jobs so much of the time when you don't need to necessarily work for a living, but it becomes important who you are going to work with.
The only thing I haven't done as an actor, other than Thai puppet theater somewhere, is act on a Broadway stage.
If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure, you're not really successful.
I'd like to be doing quality acting in a quality role and making as many people as possible happy.
I love reading. I'm fortunate enough to have signed books by Faulkner, Steinbeck, Thomas Pynchon.
I don't do a lot of guest shots on television.
I collect books, primarily first-edition 20th-century fiction.
I began my career in Los Angeles and started working fairly quickly.
Good acting comes from finding the essence of a character.
I love working with Gary Sinise.
I was a French Quarter rat from the moment I could get on a bus by myself and go to the French Quarter. I played music most of my early life and it just seemed that to entertain people was a really good thing to do.
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