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I think of being an actor as kind of a young man's gig. It's emasculating, in a way, people messing with you and putting make-up on you and telling you when to wake up and when to go to sleep, holding your hand to cross the street. I can do it up to a certain point, and then I start to feel like a puppet.
I'm a vagabond. I have a suitcase that is ready to go at a moment's notice. The thought of being in one place for a long time, or playing one character for a long time, is terrifying for me.
There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street.
My dad was an architect, and he wasn't a rich guy, but in our little world in Philadelphia, he was famous. He loved to see his picture in the paper. I wanted to be more famous than him.
I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me.
I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.
Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him.
I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance.
When I go home, I try to raise my children with honesty and integrity and teach them to take care of the world and of each other.
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
I don't have to do the lead. If I dig a part, I'll do it.
If I'm in a situation where someone doesn't recognize me and treats me like everyone else, I'm not used to it.
L.A. kind of scares me.
My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others.
Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.
There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
When it comes to music, it's my clothes, it's my guitar, it's my voice, it's my song.
When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'.
With a lot of actors, you've got to chip through the surface to see who the real person is.
Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic.
I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act.
I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years. I read other people's reviews, though.
I think of myself more as a workhorse actor. It will be hot and cold and up and down, but no one will kick me out of the business.
I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail.
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