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The truth is I don’t think actors should have to do anything but come in and act. I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell instead of putting it on our backs.
I put a lot of time and energy and thought behind what I do and the characters that I create, and I don’t want to do anything peripheral that is going to make an audience see me up there on the screen rather than who I’m playing.
There’s exceptional work being done on television. Some of our great writers are writing for television. When you have things to choose from, you typically go after the writing – unless you’re going after the money. There are fewer opportunities in film to make money with good writing, unless you’re an action hero.
I live in New York City. I’m 5-foot-9 and wear Rockport shoes that make me 5-foot-91/2. They’re not lifts – I deny that – but they do set off the airport metal detector. My hair is starting to gray a little. I have a gold tooth in the back.
I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell, instead of putting it on our backs.
I wish I could say that when I didn’t agree with a director I defer to him, but I think sometimes I’m a little self-righteous.
If I had done ‘Titanic,’ it would have made, probably, $200,000 – worldwide. So I think my life would have been very, very similar.
I don’t want to expose the intricacies of my work so people can understand how I did it.
You have to deal with rejection at every stage, whether you audition for the part and don’t get it, you get the part and it gets terrible reviews, or it gets great reviews but then nobody sees it.
Los Angeles doesn’t have as vital a theatre as New York does. And that’s something that really interests me.
I do the best I can when I’m accepting the role to say, ‘This is about as much as I can do, and if that’s not suitable for you, then you should hire somebody else.’
I always end up taking people that are morally ambiguous.
Everyone covering ‘Stage Beauty’ asks me: ‘What’s it like to wear a dress?’
I wish I had more of the hero gene, but I don’t think I’d be very good at playing one.
One of the difficulties you run into is that acting and celebrity are so closely intertwined. People make careers out of being charismatic personalities. It’s one of those things that people have come to expect from actors. Personalities that don’t change from role to role. I don’t want it that way.
I went to acting school, and there were twenty other actors in my class who were exceptional. It’s hard for anybody to get work. When I was trying to get jobs, I felt a responsibility to be respectful of the opportunities and take challenging things that could be interesting both for me as an actor and for the audience.
I don’t think actors should have to do anything but come in and act.
My limits are limitless. I find my limits every time I act.
Interest in certain themes doesn’t mandate a personal stake or personal experience of those themes. I’ve killed people in plays, but no one asks me what it’s like to kill people.