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'If bad things are going to be said about me, I have to bear that. If I don't understand that it's part of being in show business, then I'd better go work in a bank.'
'Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food'
'I often feel very guilty because of the time that I spend outside of my home and the little time that sometimes I have for my kids.'
'I have a fantastic studio in my home, and it's my biggest toy. I have about a half a million dollars worth of musical equipment in my house.'
'I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.'
'I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them.'
'It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.'
'One thing I have clear is that I don't want to work for money anymore.'
'I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.'
'I do yoga every morning, then I run for half an hour and take a sauna.'
'Sometimes I have wrinkles, in the morning. It depends on what kind of night that I had. I accept myself and the way that I am growing older. I have eye bags and some people have proposed to me to take them out but I said no.'
'I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, 'Am I a sex symbol?' Then I go back to bed again. It's stupid to think that way.'
'There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life. But even those movies teach me things.'
'Making movies is difficult and you get disorientated sometimes - even when you're working with fantastic talent.'
'I've done many different movies in many different contexts.'
'Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it's done with honesty and dignity, and I '
'I cry a lot, you know. Which is very difficult for a man to recognise, but I do. I cry in movies, you know, just watching movies.'
'There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life - really! But even those movies that I'd like to forget teach me things.'
'I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.'
'Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga, and I was born four blocks from where he was born.'
'I think I'm a romantic person, yeah.'
'We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.'
'I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me.'