I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the 'Huffington Post' went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make?
I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
I haven't changed, but public life has. It used to be you'd go into a restaurant, and the owner would say, 'Do you mind if I take a picture of you and put it on my wall?' Sweet and simple. Now, everyone has a camera in their pocket.
When I told my parents, 'I'm going to be an actor,' they screamed and wept and freaked out.
Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.
I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'
You read some columnists in the newspapers; you have to wonder who they are really working for. You can see they have an agenda.
Everybody I've ever worked with - 99.9 percent of the time, I've had a successful or very agreeable experience with.
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
My brothers were funny, and there was a lot of shtick and comedy and nastiness and violence and fighting and sports.
I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.
There's a way I could have done things differently. I know that. If I offended anyone along the way, I do apologize.
I'd do anything to have more kids. But that's probably not gonna happen now.
John McTiernan, the director, is not Ingmar Bergman. He does action-adventure movies.
Hollywood studios bury that stuff - actors who punch directors in the face and try to run producers over with cars - insanity, criminal behavior. But the studios are invested in that star, they can't have that person's name dirtied up.
My goal was always to take a talk show to the network. I never wanted to be on MSNBC.
'The Apprentice' was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show.
Everybody has their own taste, and I allow for that, but personally, I don't like a striped tie on a striped shirt. I don't like brown shoes with a blue suit. Cordovan maybe, but not brown.
I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married.
If Hank Williams Jr. wasn't such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I'd have a talk with him.
We all have that moment when we think, 'Hand me that Oscar now - you don't even have to have the ceremony'.
I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she's a phony who doesn't have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.
There are shows that are monolithic successes on TV that nobody in the business ever watches one episode of.
Have I thought about having more kids? Oh sure, that would be great; that would be heaven. That would be fantastic.
I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny... To me, those are people who think the rules don't apply to them.
I have dear friends of mine who represent real Republicans. Goldwater Republicans. Strong on defense. Tough on immigration. Fiscal conservatives.
I find myself bitter, defensive, and more misanthropic than I care to admit.
There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now.
Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends.
I need to be home more. That's the goal now. I have a steady flow of things people want me to do.
So Colleen Atwood introduced me to Armani for the fabric and the dyes - what made Armani, Armani, beyond his motion-picture credentials. It was Cerruti after that. And then Zegna.
In the theater, you act more of the time. In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It's just different.
Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat.
I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
I'm not interested in offending anyone. If homosexuality was an issue for me, I would have moved out of New York years ago. I find that laughable.
I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States.
Twitter and Tumblr and Vine and Instagram and Facebook and Myspace, all these things are social media tools that we were all told we had to have, and what we're realizing is that, no you don't! No you don't.
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, 'I've got to get the hell out of here', and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you've aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
Nobody cares about your autograph. There are cameras everywhere, and there are media outlets for them to 'file their story'.
I started out as an actor, where you seek to understand yourself using the words of great writers and collaborating with other creative people. Then I slid into show business, where you seek only an audience's approval whether you deserve it or not.
I don't try to communicate with my 'audience'. I don't bother with that any more. I used to try to have conversations with people, but it's futile.
I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn't have a family to go home to. Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore.