You know how Hollywood is: They just follow suit.
To have longevity in this business, you have to reinvent yourself. You can’t keep doing the same stuff. Sometimes I’ve turned down stuff and lost money.
I would love to play Magnum P.I.
Well, I think Hollywood, to be quite honest, I think they’ve run out of material.
You would be surprised of films that people just don’t see. You know what I mean? I’m always working and I’m a film buff but I’m an old school film buff.
I left Indiana, and I ain’t been back since. I’ve been doing comedy and paying my bills.
With Ice Cube they ain’t no telling. He might have one cocked and loaded, ready to bust. We might do The Sunday, two old men sitting around the house waiting on the social security check.
Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it’s a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.
Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it’s just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It’s got to all gel together, you know what I mean?
I love Richard Pryor. I love him to death.
I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show. I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them. I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton; I’m not playing Ed Norton but my version of it, cause I’m a black man.
The whole Miami Heat team is my least my favorite athlete. Why? Because they keep beating my Pacers.
I don’t know why people think I’m this ad-lib dude.
I’m telling a Richard Pryor story through me.
I learned that you don’t have to be all over the place, that you can be subtle and you can say what you say. The words that you put together can be just as hilarious as falling all over the place or doing something.