Well, I’m a character actor, and actually throughout my life I’ve… I have relatively speaking played few heroic leads, but I’ve done it.
And so I’ve always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
And my father, being a good Swiss puritan, always really insisted that if I was going to be an actor, I shouldn’t just be an actor, I should know about the whole process.
My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I’ve already told them they have to wait until they’re 18; I won’t take them to auditions.
In general all celebrities, no matter how they became a celebrity, or if they’re an actor or singer or a model, whatever it is – that people are people and people have problems and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.
When you’re an actor or actress in this business, usually the natural progression is to direct, but a lot of times, we don’t get a chance to get to it. Myself, I really want to get into it. I want to be the person who eventually doesn’t have to be in front of the camera.
By instinct I’m an adventurer; by choice I’d like to be a writer; by pure, unadulterated luck, I’m an actor.
After 9/11 and the impending actors’ strike of a few years ago, roles dried up for everyone.
I think, frankly, that I’m a better director than I was an actor.
There’s lots of room to be your own worse critic. It’s just you, so I think that’s inherit, that voice that’s always that’s there monitoring everything you do. It’s definitely worse; the critic is harder when it’s just you. If you’re doing a show, then the critic can blame the other actors your with.
There are very few persons who would think of inquiring into the private life of the newspaper dealer at the corner, or the druggist, or the doctor, or even a Mah Jong partner, but the moment one belongs to the theatrical profession, the public usually feels cheated unless it knows one’s inmost thoughts of love.
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.
I couldn’t remember ever having seen a young man with such power, so many facets of expression, so much sheer invention as an actor.
That takes a lot of confidence to let your actors come up with something that could be theoretically funnier than what you had envisioned originally.
It’s not my goal to be a famous actor.
Its such a process to get a show off the ground initially. And then, to already have a second season announced is a dream come true for any actor.
The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I’m not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me.
My sexual nature is irrelevant. I’m an actor, I play roles, fragments of myself.
You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!… but if it doesn’t hit with the public in two minutes, it’s bye-bye.