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I never cultivated a personality. Almost everyone who is really famous has cultivated a personality.
I sang the songs in 'The Doors'.
I would probably do anything with David Mamet. He's so great. I just love his writing.
I've never been that comfortable talking about myself or about acting.
If you're in a hit movie, it's good to be in another hit movie straight away.
It is a weird thing that actors have people applaud when they're done working. I still find that entertaining.
It's fun to look at people that are so good at acting that aren't actors, like David Bowie creating a mystique about rock n' roll.
News is something that happens that matters to you, which is not most of what we watch on television.
News isn't even the truth on television.
There are lots of actors who are awful people, but nobody talks about them being awful because they've made billions.
Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.
What I do for a living is listen.
A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.
I love that Bob Dylan asked me to be in the first movie he wrote.
That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
There are a thousand ways to play any role.
You can ask anyone who knows me, I've never said a racist or prejudiced thing in my life.
Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.
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 good reviews that people have told me about through the years haven't really helped me do my job. So it's kind of like, if your hair turns out right you want to go out, you don't just want to stay in and look in the mirror. That's kind of what reading a review is like to me; it's like reveling in something that's just one night.
A wonderful but kind of a terrible truth about acting is that you actually get to a point where you become content with an impossible task: it is really impossible to properly prepare. You kind of have to start over every time.
Unless a Western's made money - doesn't matter who made the money, doesn't matter what the subject is - if the last one didn't make any money, you can't make another one for a four-year period. Westerns more than any genre.
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