I wish I had more of the hero gene, but I don't think I'd be very good at playing one.
Every time I do a movie, I think it's going to be a huge hit.
My parents were really encouraging. But I had to teach them the proper way you respond to an actor after seeing a play - regardless of whether you like their performance you tell them how great they are because they have to go on again the next night.
I always end up taking people that are morally ambiguous.
I don't want to expose the intricacies of my work so people can understand how I did it.
I have never indulged our society's misguided notion that my personal life is relevant to my work, so any reporting surrounding that is necessarily hearsay, speculation or fantasy.
Interest in certain themes doesn't mandate a personal stake or personal experience of those themes. I've killed people in plays, but no one asks me what it's like to kill people.
I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell, instead of putting it on our backs.
I don't think actors should have to do anything but come in and act.
I wish I could say that when I didn't agree with a director I defer to him, but I think sometimes I'm a little self-righteous.
If I had done 'Titanic,' it would have made, probably, $200,000 - worldwide. So I think my life would have been very, very similar.
My limits are limitless. I find my limits every time I act.
From here on out, I am only interested in what is real. Real people, real feelings, that's it. That's all I'm interested in.
A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.
That's what I always enjoyed about acting, the real adrenalin rush. My heart - still before I go on stage - crashing out of my chest. That's thrilling to me.
I put a lot of time and energy and thought behind what I do and the characters that I create, and I don't want to do anything peripheral that is going to make an audience see me up there on the screen rather than who I'm playing.
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