I probably complicate things unnecessarily now just to give the illusion of professionalism.
It's really important to go back to where you come from.
If I can generate enough income, I'd like to get a castle, a historic castle that I can restore.
Even if I had a tuxedo I wouldn't wear it to school.
I was getting a lot of hassles from the public. Everybody recognized me.
It's harder to laugh than to cry.
I grew up in a rural area, I was from kind of a poor family and my parents weren't showbiz people. But going back was strange, and perhaps stranger for the other students.
I understood why films were made, and if they made a lot of money, they were successful. All of these things I knew. As a ten-year-old boy, I didn't really think a lot about finances or celebrity. I always viewed films as kind of what I imagined a summer camp to be like.
Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere.
I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I'm a Texan.
I would inevitably get the girls who were interested in me because I was the guy from E.T. It was kind of tough. I can't deny ever capitalizing upon it but on the whole in my teens I was pretty virtuous.
It was like that for the first six months after 'E.T.' was in cinemas. I'd go out and get mobbed. I was a shy kid, and being approached by adults all the time just freaked me out.
Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox, and there was weird mail, death threats.
I can't stay in L.A. too long or it starts to grow on me in a bad way.
I don't know if there aren't any films like 'E.T.' anymore. I just feel that the industry has changed so much. There are so many outlets now.
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