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You know, you get to a certain age, 45, 50, I don’t know when it happens, I said, ‘Jesus, all I got is a certain…
When you think about it, what’s the difference between Bobby Knight and Vince Lombardi? Why is one guy a god, and the other guy is…
No one would ever cast me as an aristocrat. I think the big thing about being an Irish artist is access to melancholy. Especially the…
It’d be very difficult to cast me as a ballet dancer. Everybody is, in some sense, controlled by their size and their gender. I’m not…
In this business, you have a hierarchy of stars. Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks – you name ’em, they can play any part they want. Guys…
I’m not one of these people who likes to do as little as possible. I really do feel the hot breath of time on the…
I’m not in the movie business anymore, and hardly any 70 year olds are. I always ask the producers: ‘Are there no 70-year old vampires?’…
I was in high school in 1953 when the Committee of One Million circulated a petition urging that Red China – one third of the…
I like sports. I’m a big football fan. When I was a kid, I was a… I don’t even know how to describe it… I…
I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being…
At 13, I was a big, totally uncoordinated, hopeless football player. I responded to somebody else’s rules, and I stayed just good enough to get…
As the stars make more and more money – one person gets $12 million, $14 million, $15 million, $20 million – everyone else is expected…
My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect…
I remember playing John Wayne Gacy, serial killer, very sick, neurotic, screwed-up guy. You know what? There’s a part of me there, too, and you…
I lied about serving in Vietnam, and I’m sorry. I did not mean to take away from the actions and the sacrifices of the ones…
The theater business has allowed me, in a way the movie and TV business has not, to do very, very interesting work. So that’s what…
The older I get, the more interesting the part has to be. Bobby Knight is extremely interesting.
My problem is, if any place I’m sleeping catches on fire, I’ve got a problem because it takes me 20 minutes to get everything moving…
My father was a classic intellectual. From him I learned devotion, and I also learned about the life of the mind.
My father had a good sense of humour about a lot of things, including life, which I think I inherited.
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