Acting is very immediate.
If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn't what you watch on TV.
If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want... well, that's where you're right. But - and I am only saying this because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.
News is something that happens that matters to you, which is not most of what we watch on television.
My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard.
Work can be hard sometimes - acting - the arts can be hard sometimes in that way - hard to give yourself that inspiration if you don't have a job.
Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn't do it was because of The Saint.
The first play I saw was a Samuel Beckett play which was great.
Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.
I'm very wary of news on television.
I have two children and they're young yet but all of the children that I know really inspire me.
Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things.
It was very serious and I wanted to do something really different so there was this comedy called TOP SECRET.
That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
My first girlfriend in high school, I had a girlfriend in grade school, but my first girlfriend in high school was Mare Winningham, very fine actress.
I sang the songs in 'The Doors'.
Jim Thompson understood something about the serial killer before the psychology caught up to it, which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught.
I respect people who can do both careers, like Will Smith and a couple of other people who have done it, but I just don't know when they sleep.
A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.
So it's always helped me to have a foundation, an ideal to strive for and goals. It's hard for me to be disciplined and plan things.
I was in love with Tina Goodman since I was three and her parents came popping out of the trash cans. I think it made a big impression on me.
Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress. But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal.
The Secret Service is a strange group. They don't really have a leader. It's not set up like a military. Each one is supposed to be able to act like a leader when something comes up.
Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television.
It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film, but it's a photography collage.