I've always wrestled against being typified in one way or another.

I always feel like there's some behaviour that we're all capable - we have our inhibitions protecting from indulging in certain appetites or developing certain appetites.

Some of the shoes I have are from movies - I have my workman's boots from 'While You Were Sleeping' - while others are shoes I've had forever.

I co-own the ranch with my brother, and he and his wife are really the backbone of the operation.

I have always been impressed by the fruit community. There is a Tao of fruit, which is generous. You share what you know, and you give what you can.

I have gotten a number of invitations to be on television shows as 'the dad,' but that was Kryptonite to me. I was like, 'This would be the death of me. I'll be a cesspool of niceness.' It doesn't feed me.

I never imagined myself in films. My benchmarks were performances I saw in the theater.

Truthfully, I almost avoided 'While You Were Sleeping,' because I find those romantic comedies kind of precious, and they're full of lines that leave you feeling a little bewildered when you say them.

American audiences and European and Asian audiences are so different.

I think institutions that are bureaucratic often try to squeeze from the top down, and they don't have good results on the ground level.

The idea of taking classic American stories and reinterpreting them for a time and place is not just commercially viable. These stories also carry a sensual nature of what it meant to be an American, and they deserve to be reinterpreted.

I was 21, and rehearsing a play, took a fall and was in a coma for a few days. And when I recovered, I'd lost my sense of smell completely.

You're always carrying something that's interfering. It's like static noise that doesn't have to be there, and you have to school yourself to clean that out.

I'm not the first one to say it, but that time onstage is a heightened sense of present tense.

I don't watch TV. I'd probably be a better person if I did, but it makes me anxious.

I've seen a lot of actors in a lot of different stages of their careers, and I've seen it come and go. People get a sense of entitlement from it. And that's when it starts getting you in trouble.

I did a lot of Shakespeare touring when I was in college in Montana.

I did this play, 'Expedition 6,' that I worked on for three years in between other things. It was a good, interesting time for me because I trained as a theater director, and I went back, and we toured it around.

There's always a certain kind of homework you have to do when there's an accent involved.

I've always been a fan of George C. Scott, who was working in movies when I was in college... films like 'Patton' and 'Hospital.' I was really impressed by him, and I had seen him onstage as well in 'Uncle Vanya.' He was a champ to me.

I'm fascinated by movies and enjoy that, of course, but always, the measure of how you are functioning in the arts was theater.

Growing things and being able to live off the land has always appealed to me.

If I were born in the 1700s, I would look like a rounded man.

Commercial movies have to end with moral flags flown again and all that.

I like those crisis moments - if you're on top of it and don't get pulled under by panic and fear, it's a very bonding thing.

I've always been what they call a late bloomer.

Sometimes you fall into the niche of being the confidant guy, or the good-looking guy, or being too charactery, or not charactery enough.

I've been lucky to be a part of many blockbuster movies... in which it's hard to get to that level of being memorable, but I still have fond memories of 'Independence Day,' to be sure. There are also many small ones I've had that give me many fond memories.

That's how we invaded Iraq, through the fear of an 'evil empire,' and it just makes people feel like bulls with the toreadors - you see red, and you charge.

It's during wartime that innovations happen.

I have never forgotten John Candy's generosity. He showed me how to be a gentle leader.

I really enjoyed doing Albee's 'The Goat.' It's a powerful piece and a really exciting play to do.

I love to prune. I have a physical need to do things.

I planted an orchard when I was 13. The impulse came from wanting to grow my own apples. That and the nursery catalog showed an apple tree with a beautiful girl standing under the fruit. Whether the flavor or the picture that did it, I've been hooked since.

'The Virginian' has a very important romantic story line that you don't find in a lot of Westerns... At the heart of the story is quite a bit of pain and a sense of loss.

I don't like this instinct of reality television to wear your lifestyle in public. I've really always loved the anonymity of things.

Fox was interested in a different title to 'Independence Day.'

There is something exciting when you see people who are very formal talking with each other, and there is a sense that they have chosen to be that way. There is something masked that is more interesting to me than just people who are intent on displaying their uniqueness or whatever.

If you are in an Edward Albee play, you say Edward Albee is the greatest playwright of all time... If you're in an Israel Horovitz play, you say Israel Horovitz is the greatest playwright of all time.

The military is a discrete entity. Then they come back, and they're such a small percentage of the population, and they can't really - it's hard for them to talk to civilians.

I love that vein which uses sci-fi to address society's problems. It is the same when you have useful nightmares - things morph, and you get to confront issues in your dreams.

'Zabriskie Point' was a time when I was in a lot of change and flux, and these incredible visuals hit me like they had rearranged the organs in my body. The ending and the free-floating debris and everything is an image that burned itself in my consciousness.

With modern medicine prolonging life no matter what condition you're in, it seems like we're working towards immortality by science.

I like to wear my dad's shoes to auditions as sort of a lucky thing. I feel like I'm on solid ground.

I noticed that in 'The Revenant,' as much as it is a good story of revenge and endurance, there are times that you get to escape with a story like that.

I always love challenges and doing something that I can't quite figure out.

I always come back to acting.

I've always liked authors such as Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury.

I wake up as soon as it gets light.