«There's the death penalty as society deals with it and legislates it, and I'm against it.»
Hollywood is much more creatively corrupt than it is economically (corrupt). It takes $1 for them to kill their dreams. Their dreams are worth more than $1.
I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned, except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn't have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things. I wonder if there should be some kind of anarchy.
I can never get ahead of the game because of the movies I do.
I don't consider myself specifically political, you know? I think of working as an actor as being a human thing. The concerns I have that fall into politics are human concerns.
"I became an actor because of Robert De Niro".
Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father.
There's an interesting parallel between Bush (George W. Bush) and Richard Nixon. While Nixon (Richard Nixon) was clearly a superior statesman and in many ways a more intelligent politician, what they share is a kind of boldness in how they emote their insecurities. What we're finding with George Bush, part of what's familiar to people and that adds to his likability for many, is that there's a commonality of deep insecurity and his handling it with a kind of bravado. What they both did is handle things with a similar certainty - certainty being the 'disease of kings'.
Nic Cage (Nicolas Cage) is no longer an actor. He's more like a performer. (1999)
With the Academy Awards, if you're standing there and looking out, you're not going to see many people who can find their butt with their hand.
E.L. Doctorow had a quote I've used a lot of times, that the responsibility of the artist is to know the time in which he lives.
I really love to make movies.
Somewhere along the line, the actions of this government are the actions of me.
Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
I think you start to prepare the minute you read something.