The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.
Things parents say to children are oftentimes not heard, but in some cases you pick up on things that your parent would like to see you have done.
Seventy-five per cent of being successful as an actor is pure luck. The rest is just endurance.
I do not like assassins, or men of low character.
My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing.
I'm disappointed that success hasn't been a Himalayan feeling.
I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority. I was not a good Marine.
I left home when I was 16 because I was looking for adventure.
I'm not a sentimental guy.
I don't see myself as a violent guy.
I don't like to talk about myself that much.
If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.
Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers. (as Nicholas Earpp in Wyatt Earp, 1994)
If you look at yourself as a star, you've already lost something in the portrayal of any human being.
I was trained to be an actor, not a star.
Don't piss in my ear and tell me it's raining.
That's the great thing about plankton. It pretty much keeps to itself.
Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.
I don’t trust air I can’t see.
Hollywood loves to typecast, and I guess they saw me as a violent guy.
You go through stages in your career that you feel very good about yourself. Then you feel awful, like, 'Why didn't I choose something else?' But overall I'm pretty satisfied that I made the right choice when I decided to be an actor.
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful. I was only 100 pages into the novel and I had about 90 pages of movie script going. I realized I had a lot to learn.
Honesty isn't enough for me. That becomes very boring. If you can convince people what you're doing is real and it's also bigger than life - that's exciting.
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