I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job.
They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest thing and when they come to London they head for my shops as part of what they want to find in Britain.
There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
Often, I went in love with some friends in school. And, no, I suffered. Only later, things went better.
The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.
When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. I just really didn't understand why he wasn't returning my phone calls, or why I couldn't see him whenever I wanted to. That was the most hurtful thing to me.
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.
I have to turn down roles I really want to do because I can't travel. But that's okay, because you make peace with things in your mind.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me.
Why did I make "Subway"? Why did I do all that crazy undersea stuff in "The Big Blue"? Why did I go all black and nasty with "La Femme Nikita"?. I don't know. Because I did. I do what I do because I want to do it, because I want to explore, go looking for things.
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
I've never been anywhere in my life like it and I only really noticed it when I returned to Los Angeles and then Berlin. Everybody is much better off in these places, there is not poverty like in Cuba, but everybody complains about things.
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.