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The heritage of a British actor revolves around the challenges of playing the classic roles to meet certain levels of success as an actor. In…
In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now…
I enjoy acting now more than I ever have. I’ve had lots of difficult times when I was younger, but that was all tied up…
I did a film in which Andy Garcia and Michael Keaton both played the leads, ‘Desperate Measures,’ and interestingly enough it was their biggest payday.…
As a boy, I was never interested in theater because I came from a working-class Scottish home. I thought, ‘I want to do movies.’ Then…
Actors in general have become very spoiled in the roles they choose these days. When I first started in this profession – about a hundred…
There is a history of mental breakdowns in my family. It will never happen to me but it has happened to others in the family.
The trouble with New York today is that it’s lost its balance. I love the new, greener New York, but it takes all kinds of…
I’ve directed a couple of times in the theater, but I wouldn’t make a habit of it because it’s too consuming.
I’ve always wanted to make a film.
I didn’t have this feeling that I should be a leading actor in the cinema. And I wouldn’t want the responsibility of the opening weekend.
I always think I look like the Elephant Man – I can’t get used to my own image.
I come from a working class community in eastern Scotland, and I’ve always been a populist, though not a patronising populist.
For me, it’s just acting. It’s pretending. The best actors are children, and children don’t do research. You never see a child going, ‘I’m wondering…
I was living in London and I thought, ‘There’s nothing here for me anymore.’ I don’t want to become this actor who’s going to be…
People always make that mistake when they talk about theatre – the notion of the ‘theatrical’ meaning something separate from life. If it doesn’t relate…
There are characters that have made me uncomfortable. I did a film called ‘Rob Roy,’ and I played Killearn, who was this sort of greasy…
The fact is that Hollywood, from as early as the sixties to the present time, has ghettoized cinema into the big industry, a marketing industry.…
I used to do a lot of fencing in the theater and a lot of horse riding in the early days, so I’m used to…
I actually went to see ‘Rushmore,’ and I came late, and I missed myself. It was great, that scene. I caught that scene the other…
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