The only power an actor has is the ability to say "no."
Hollywood will put you in a box, so to speak. Some people will have seen you in 'La Bamba' or another dramatic film and think, 'Okay, that's what Lou does.' But they don't really have an idea of the range or diversity that I can bring to a project.
Sometimes I only hope to make a good popcorn movie.
Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women's clothes are SO revealing - Ladies you have my respect.
Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget.
Sidney Poitier, who is class personified, said: Lou, youre a leading man because youre a good actor. Brought tears to my eyes.
I'm an actor first and foremost; it's my first love and passion.
It's easier to stay in shape than to fluctuate.
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