When I got cast in 'Rocky IV,' I had never seen a film camera before. And here I was in this boxing movie.
Everybody's life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves.
Nicolas Cage is a great actor and he's done some good action movies too.
I try to keep the martial arts up. It's a good thing, not just physically but also for your mind.
My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.
Your body's made to run, to walk, to trek long distances and carry things, work in a forest, and hunt animals. You have to keep it alive to function.
I discovered martial arts, first judo and then karate, and I became quite good at it, because I had something to prove. And more than anything, I needed to feel safe.
Having bodyguards is just part of being famous, I think.
I do a little bit of yoga-style meditation. Relaxing and breathing even just one minute a day makes a big difference.
I used to play drums when I was a kid, play the trombone.
My problem is that people get intimidated by someone big and beautiful like me. They hate to think I can be smart as well.
I think mortality makes you live a fuller existence. When I was a kid I was scared of death, and maybe that's what made me desperate to get the most out of life.
I think by planning an exercise regime, your diet follows to some extent.
At least once a week, I try to have one day where I have nothing planned so I can get up and just go back to bed and lay around and recharge my batteries.
When I started studying acting in New York, I didn't plan to be an action hero. I just wanted to learn acting because I felt it was something I needed to try to do for myself, to express something, my inner pain, or something I couldn't get out.
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