Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.
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Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it's a title. Don't go around asking executive producers what they do because they don't do anything, alright?
Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn't appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can't see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.
People say it's a movie about boxing, but... I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out.
There's no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.
I want to thank everybody and anybody who ever had anything to do with the making of this picture.
I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.
It's sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens anywhere in the world, they can count on the United States for help.
I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.