There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress
In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything they weren't responsible for.
I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect.
You can't think that you're playing a villain, or you'll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch of stories about the Rough Riders
These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television.
I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me
I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the day
Most of what gets made now, you laugh your way through, go home and forget you've seen it.
I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor
I'm probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time
I was kind of confused. I thought, Well, if I get drafted, I'll go. Everybody was very concerned with it. I had friends who went. Some that came back and some that didn't
Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.
This is all new to me, these re-releases. I don't know how these things do. I don't know if it will be people who saw it originally or young people
I don't think a director should have any kids. I don't even think it's good for your physical health. Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep. What I do is stressful enough
Even my agents say, 'We don't know what this business is anymore.'
I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood
I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part of someone who can't remember who he is. The frustration angle is written in, but there's also this incredible passive state
I remember seeing Bill Hurt in New York once. I talked to him on the phone around 1988 and that's about it. I was shooting in New York and somebody said Glenn Close came by the set
I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March
Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
You realize just how long youve been away when you get home and start dialing 8 out of habit so you can get access to local calls.
I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.
We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.
My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled
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