People seem to be interested in me. So I try to keep my acting pretty simple.
And as an actor – or even as a person in the industry – if you’re unwilling to change, you’re just going to get swamped. You’ve got to be flexible, and you’ve got to go with the flow. That’s what I try to do as an actor.
People don’t realize that doing a horror movie is hard work. You’re out there all day screaming your lungs out, breathing in toxic make-up fumes, rolling around in the dirt, getting your eyebrows burned off – it’s not like doing a sitcom.
I understand that show business people can wear the public a bit thin when it comes to politics. I know they wear me thin.
There’s always gonna be people with a lot of money making film, and the goal is to make profit and carry on. It is a business. The goal is to make a living doing it and to be comfortable.
I do not attempt to orchestrate my career. I let God do that.
I’m not a policy wonk, and I don’t dream of being a political operative.
Acting is a great gig. It pays well, I get to meet some nice people, and it allows me to play a lot of golf. I’m a real lucky guy.
My goal as a citizen is to do what I can to help the causes that I personally believe in.
There will always be big companies making big movies. But making film and distribution is changing in front of our eyes. I’m not sure what the future holds for this industry.
I don’t act because I love doing it, I act because it’s my job. At the end of the year, I gotta pay my taxes, bills, doctors, insurance, car insurance, the occasional vacation. It’s a wonderful job. The upside is that it is exciting and different… the downside is that it is an extremely insecure job.
One of my earliest memories is being inside the recording studio and I see the shadow of a figure that looks an awful lot like Walt Disney. Then the door opened and Mr. Disney walked in and said, ‘Hi Clint.’ I won’t ever forget that.