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Born: 1950-11-28
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.

Tags: Fear, Saying, War

When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now.

Tags: Talk, Time, War

You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.

Tags: Again, Sleep, Start

You look at a guy like Lance Armstrong, and you have to be inspired. I sat next to Kirk Douglas the other day, and he's inspiring for fighting through his stroke.

Tags: Fighting, Inspired, Next

You can't betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.

Tags: Become, Else, Yourself

I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.

Tags: Daring, Looked

A lot of films come out before they're finished.

Tags: Films, Finished

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.

Tags: Done, Few, Show

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.

Tags: After, Guys, Job

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.

Tags: Thought, Wanted, Work

I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.

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I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time.

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I like to act with people that know what they're doing.

Tags: Act

I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.

Tags: Listen, Public, View

I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.

Tags: Career, Decisions, Wanted

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.

Tags: Concerned, Life, Necessary

If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.

Tags: Challenge, Keep, Try

In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.

Tags: Almost, Life, Past

It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience.

Tags: Book, Experience, Hard

One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.

Tags: Acting, Learned, Yourself

Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.

Tags: Happens, Job, Yourself

When I decided to direct, never having done that before, is something I'm very proud of.

Tags: Decided, Done, Proud

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.

Tags: Fighting, Forget, Religious
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I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.

Tags: Family, Him, Time

I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.

Tags: Country, Love, Proud

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe.

Tags: Feelings, Naive, Strong

I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him.

Tags: Fun, Past, Work

If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn't be able to do my job here. I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.

Tags: Able, Here, Job

Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona - his struggles as a human being - that was interesting to me.

Tags: Art, Him, Human