I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.
Sometimes, you get the bear. Sometimes, the bear gets you.
I don't want to be known as a sex symbol. There's a great stigma that goes with that tag. I want to be a Sam Elliott.
I'll do anything. I'll shave my head for the right job. I'm partial to my facial hair, I guess, but I also enjoy doing something where I look totally different, which is kind of the reason why I've always worn long hair. I can really change my look radically by getting rid of it.
I love the fact that I'm having an opportunity to make people laugh and you actually get to hear it.
I'm not a quick study, so I'm always struggling for my words right up until.
I've spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you.
Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don't feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet.
Even after nearly 50 years in this business, I still feel like I'm lucky every time I get a decent job, but an opportunity to work with people of that ilk.
Everyone is so preoccupied by youth. People talk about how the movie business is a microcosm of the bigger picture, or life imitating art, but the business is guilty for getting women out of the way.
I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten.
I read a lot of scripts. Most of 'em go to other actors.
I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.
Making movies is never going to get better than working on a Coen brothers project.
I'm picky, very picky. I wanted to be an actor since I was nine years old, and I figured that was only one way to ever have any longevity, and that's to be careful about what kind of work you do.
I think I might have been a more interesting actor, had more of a career earlier on, if I had more formal preparation. When I see something ten years later that I was in I think, 'Boy, would I love to do that over.
The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me.
Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world.
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