I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs.
People are realizing that color has no bearing on what's known as brotherhood.
Whatever art form you're working in, it's crucial to see it clearly, to feel it clearly, and not to worry about the results, or how someone else will see it.
I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?
If someone saves your life, you develop a brotherhood, no matter what your race.
Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.
I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks.
We were all Romans once, I guess.
The world is as it should be.
You want to live your own life, but when you have fame, there are certain things you can't get away with.
People don't want to pay 8 or 9 dollars to go see a problem that they have in their life, on screen. They pay to get away from that. That's why they watch soap operas.
A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make you doubt your instincts.
I've never taken myself too seriously.
It's natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor's director. You know how to relate to the actors.
That word, fan, has always kind of bothered me.
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