Turning one's back on stardom might be the highest form of common sense. One that I would aspire to be more complete with.
Whatever one considers art to be, there is in many people a hunger to express themselves creatively and to feel authentic in doing that.
Hal Holbrook was in one of my first television movies when I was about 18 or 19. He'd made such a strong impression on me and a lasting one in terms of what being an actor was.
Putting something in a movie because it's in the news doesn't make it political to me. If you're not going outside the same old, same old, if you're not pushing the envelope, then you're not doing anything. A good movie is a political thing.
Harold Ford, Jr.