I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed.

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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There is absolutely no way that I would enter that world. I would never run for office.

It simply comes down to this Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying.

Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong. Some laws are unfair and unjust.

I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote for anyone from the Communist Party, for God's sake?

Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.

New York is not conductive to theater. New York does not encourage its young. It does not encourage experimentation.

I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.

There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.

Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.

I don't know if I ever really bought into the eternal damnation bit.

Susan is just great. I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.

Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.

Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.

There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy.