The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity.
But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you - that whatever talents you have, it... I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?
Has anybody seen my tambourine?
I like risky parts - abrasive characters the audience won't necessarily like.
Even smiling makes my face ache.
Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole.
I've never modeled myself on anybody, but there are a lot of people whose work I really admire and attitudes I certainly subscribe to.
One of the best things that ever happened to me was Rocky Horror being a total flop in New York as a play. I mean, it was a disaster, and it was the night of the long knives as far as the critics were concerned.
I'm not a conventional leading man at all and have no wish to be.
I moved to L.A. because that's where they point cameras at you. And that's what I'd like them to do.
I really like the way that Jack Nicholson [acts] in particular works. I like the fact that he takes enormous risks. He's an enormously disciplined actor who seems to be totally capable of dealing with the business as a business and yet drop it totally when he's working.
The people on the business side in the music business are kind of different from the theatre business. I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries.
I want to establish a wide range and play all kinds of parts. It's that sort of acting career I really respect. I like to turn a sharp left from whatever I've done before because that keeps me awake. That's why I want to be an actor - I don't want to play endless variations on one character.
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