In 'Gran Torino,' I play a guy who's racially offensive. But he learned. It shows that you're never too old to learn and embrace people that you don't understand to begin with. It seems like nobody else got that message, I guess.
The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.
In 'Changeling,' I tried to show something you'd never see nowadays - a kid sitting and looking at the radio. Just sitting in front of the radio and listening. Your mind does the rest.
As I get older, I tend to put more into family than I used to.
Jan C. Ting