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Born: 1950-03-13
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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There are some older women out there who are just knockouts, real beauties, and they're not getting the roles they should.

Tags: Getting, Real, Women

We all want to be 20 again and have that first sense of love.

Tags: Again, Love, Sense

We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.

Tags: Common, Men, Quite

When Fargo came out, I hired a publicist for the first time in my life. I thought, if ever I was going to make it, that was then.

Tags: Life, Thought, Time

When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That's something for a stage actor.

Tags: Car, Living, Put

When I watch a film I get swept away. I don't really watch the camera.

Tags: Away, Film, Watch

Yeah, I made it. It sneaks up on you. You're some schmuck and you wake up one day and you go, Good God, I'm the cheese.

Tags: Cheese, God, Good

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.

Tags: Life, Past, Pet

Oh yeah, that's the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he's the real deal, isn't he? He doesn't get the girl, and he doesn't care.

Tags: Care, Girl, Real

We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There's a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn't a casual thing. It's a huge thing.

Tags: Free, Sex, Thought

A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife.

Tags: Cast, Favorite, Wife

Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter.

Tags: Else, Times, Work

Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He's a genuinely cool guy. He's using his powers for good.

Tags: Cool, Everyone, Good

I do them all for the money, I really do.

Tags: Money

I got an agent. He said, what do you wanna do, and I said, I want an Oscar nomination. That's your job, that's what I'm paying you for. And I got it.

Tags: Agent, Job, Said

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.

Tags: Based, Rewrite, Yes

I think I've been in situations where they looked at me and just see some rich white guy - they don't see me at all.

Tags: Guy, Rich, White

I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.

Tags: Best, Movies, Powerful

I'll tell you this about the Oscars - they're real.

Tags: Oscars, Real, Tell

I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.

Tags: Audience, Character, Firm

I'm not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I've got two little kids who we don't let watch TV.

Tags: Against, Kids, Miss

I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.

Tags: Door, Proud, Writing

I'm sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Place, Sure
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If I like the story and it's well written, and it's a character I want to play and they'll pay me, then I decide to do it.

Tags: Character, Pay, Story

It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don't know.

Tags: Godfather, Started, Violence

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn't do anything.

Tags: Ninety, Percent

Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.

Tags: Actor, Good, Nobody

Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.

Tags: Horror, Ironic, King

That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.

Tags: Carpet, Felt, Red

The bar raises as you go.

Tags: Bar, Raises

The only people who do plays in LA are people who can't get jobs in TV shows.

Tags: Jobs, Shows, Tv

The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night.

Tags: Another, Great, Night