Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.
I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.
Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.
The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground. When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then.
My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.
I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.
I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
Family is life; acting is making a living.
My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
I've worked with children all my life.
The poorest people are the sweetest people.
My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.
If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
Growing up I didn't watch movies.