Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do.
Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it.
More oftentimes than not, you're automatically guilty before innocent.
Comedy is second nature for me.
Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
You can say what you want to about a rapper in a movie, but look at what Ice Cube has done. Ice Cube has created more opportunities for other actors to get jobs in this business than some actors have.
Everyone realized I was the innocent victim of a shakedown.
Leo couldnt deliver Mr. Martin Scorsese his Oscar with The Aviator, but I will go on record to say I will do so in The Departed.
My wife and I have always trusted each other, and I have to thank her strength.
I've worked with some actors who can't act.
I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
It's just a matter of me opening up the page and whatever is written on the page, that's what I'm here to do.
Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.
There isn't a switch that I turn on. I'm an actor. This is what I do.
You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.
You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper, and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act.
Romeo Must Die was the first film that I did where I was able to just be free as an actor.
It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.
I provide a little comic relief.
My choices were never wrong.
I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in.
It takes all sorts to make a world - saints as well as soldiers.
Glenn Close is a living icon. You look at the work, and I think it's wild, because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous Liaisons and that's what I believe as well.
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