Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy.
Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.
The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being.
I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging.
I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision.
What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement.
You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.
Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard.
I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.
I need six weeks of rehearsal and women need nine months and it took me 15 years to figure that out.
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