I’m a romantic.
What I find sometimes that is tricky is if actors are using too much of their own life in a picture, in a scene, they get locked into a particular way to play the scene, and it lacks an immediacy.
I’ve always had the same values. Family for me has always been important. When I shoot, everybody comes.
I’m always around my mother and sisters. I always wanted to be a father, a husband.
I didn’t become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.
I go without sleep, I just go hard.
The exciting part of acting, I don’t know how else to explain it, are those moments when you surprise yourself.
I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.
When I first started out all the attention could be a bit unnerving, especially when people stared. Now I find the best thing is to just relax. Being recognized is just something you have to get used to.
I’ve never made a film that I didn’t believe in, you know? However the picture turns out, I’ve always given everything to it. That’s kind of how I approach life. I can’t help it. There’s no part-way with me on anything in any area of my life.
I’ve learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to.
The thing about film-making is I give it everything, that’s why I work so hard. I always tell young actors to take charge. It’s not that hard. Sign your own cheques, be responsible.
Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.
I’m passionate about learning. I’m passionate about life.
Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and I’ve won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn’t, it’s still been a blast.