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'It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other.'


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'Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you're helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.'


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'I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got.'


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'To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I've ever met.'


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'I have a family.'


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'I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.''


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'Life's pretty funny when you're objectively on the outside looking at it.'


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'People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I'm as sane as anyone who's done what I've done in movies can be.'


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'I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.'


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'People aren't going to throw the kind of money at certain people that they used to.'


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'I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic.'


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'There are characters in movies who I call 'film characters.' They don't exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters what happens to them is not lifelike.'


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'People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I'm as sane as anyone who's done what I've done in movies can be.'


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'You have to understand that crew members make movies so they're seeing a lot of actors all the time in their career acting.'


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'I like so many different kinds of music just because all I did was listen to the radio as a kid.'


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'Film's hard when you don't have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.'


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'One person's religion is another person's cult.'


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'I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn't think that, there would be something wrong with me. I'm grateful and thankful for what I've got.'

 

 

 

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