Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor.
My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.
I don't have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don't know how people live like that. Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that, I don't know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don't think you need all that stuff.
It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
I never make conscious decisions.
I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I've done it.
I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago. He was a great mentor.
I love life because what more is there.
I came here in 1974 to do a play, and then I went to L. A. I really like living in America. I feel more at home here than anywhere else.
I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters.
I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.
And I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it's not you going through it.
I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page... sunrise over the desert and masses of... a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
I'm the slowest driver in the world.
I'm always cast in these strange men... that's not me, really.
I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad... he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart - they were wonderful actors. They didn't act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.
I like the good life too much, I'm not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
Well, everyone likes movies when they're a little kid.
This industry has been really good to me. It's been a great life. I'm not through yet. I'm ready when you are, Mr. DeMille.
Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I've been very lucky.