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Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
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Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.
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Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.
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Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child.
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Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.
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Family is life; acting is making a living.
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Growing up I didn't watch movies.
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He is Rubin Hurricane Carter, so the Hurricane part of him I came to know in myself through the boxing training. I found out that I liked to fight, didn't mind inflicting pain, didn't want to get hurt, but I had it in me.
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I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule.
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I didn't want to be known as Mr Biography. There was no plan. Who knew when I met Richard Attenborough, when he asked me to do Cry Freedom, what the future held?
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I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
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I don't like running around for two weeks without saying anything, ducking. I don't care for it-fight scenes and all, it's just not for me. I'm getting too old for that stuff. It hurts.
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I don't think a national health care system will be the solution. But as we all know, there are obviously a lot of people who fall between the cracks in the system we have now.
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I don't think some college student is going to change his mind from graduating to killing someone because of this movie. I don't give a movie that much credit.
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I don't want to say I don't care, but I don't know what people are going to think and I don't do it for what I think they're going to think.
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I get nervous when a picture goes beyond two hours.
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I go to football games with my kids. Basically, I'm a driver and assistant coach.
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I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
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I have a new respect for filmmakers, that's for sure, 'cause it's not easy. If I'm allowed to, I'll be directing for the rest of my life. I love the process.
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I have to see the movie with an audience.
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I just directed my first film and I've got this great new movie. I'm just enjoying life.
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I just try to be honest and true to the character and play the part.
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I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.
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I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.
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I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good.
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I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
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I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.
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I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
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I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
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I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation.
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I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
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I'm more experienced having directed one film and acted in many more.
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I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.
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I'm not attracted to playing the role of a soldier. I guess there's more soldier and cop films made.
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I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
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I've always felt protected. That's the God's honest truth.
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I've been cleaning my closets, which is good. I gotta let stuff go. I'm throwing away papers, I'm taking time off.
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I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
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I've done so many war movies. I had done a lot of talking to psychiatrists.
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I've made three films with Spike and I've made two with Norman. I will continue to work with both of them. I love working with both of them.
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I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy.
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I've worked with children all my life.
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If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
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If there can be considered racism, it's to do with the lack of opportunities for writers and producers and the people behind the camera.
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If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
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If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her.
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If you take the time and effort to write your own material and absolutely refuse to be denied the right to make your film, it is difficult whatever colour you are.
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If you're about to lose your child and there's nothing you can do about it, the pain won't go away with any amount of money.
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Imagine that: a movie about smart people.
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In any profession it gets to be a grind.
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In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
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It is just a movie. On the other hand, I see the impact that it has on people.
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It's a movie, so everything's heightened. The stakes are higher.
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It's very difficult for women of any colour in Hollywood. The men get older and the women get younger somehow.
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Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
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Manchurian Global is like a Halliburton or a Enron or McDonalds. That's nothing new.
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Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
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My career for a long time has been about the business of doing something about the anger that I felt, and through the roles I play, I am not as upset because I understand what I'm up against.
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My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.
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My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.
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My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!
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One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.
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Outside Fiddler on the Roof, I don't think I've ever done a picture 2 hours and 25 minutes.
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People don't come over to the house. My wife socializes, not me. I don't have a lot of friends.
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The Hunger is a film I really liked. It didn't do well artistically or financially.
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The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.
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The NAACP has been very active in Los Angeles, and they've been putting a lot of pressure on the studios to hire more people.
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The poorest people are the sweetest people.
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The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground. When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then.
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There's a struggle to do regular things because it's not a normal situation. I just do it anyway, I don't care.
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Van Gogh was out there and burning up in the sun and I dug that, nobody bought any of his paintings and now look at him.
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War is the most extreme circumstance and it makes for heightened drama.
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When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
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When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
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When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going.
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Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.
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Working on Cry Freedom was wonderful in that I got to go to Africa for the first time, and that was an amazing thing. But in terms of the role itself, I don't have a favourite.
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You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.
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You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
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You never know how you're going to affect people.
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You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
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You worry about where the camera's going to be, let me worry about being heavy.
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