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" My parents kept us sheltered from this world of Hollywood. I don't have any great memories of bouncing on Cary Grant's knee or something like that. "
" I'm a feminist, and I am a man for choice. "
" Life is a very emotional experience. "
Life Is A
" It was an incredible series, 'From The Earth To The Moon.' All of it's great. "
" It takes courage to acknowledge uncertainty. And nothing is more attractive than demonstrating to another person that he or she is of value to you. "
" I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be? "
" We want to live in the black and white, but we don't. The world is gray. And, I'm always fascinated by people who are clearly, 'This is black and this is white, and that's the way life is.' Life always has something to say about that. "
Black And White
" I feel audiences are not given enough credit for their intelligence. "
" I view the whole thing as a collaboration. As an actor, I always found that to be the most freeing thing, when the director would collaborate with you, so that together you'd come up with something exponentially better. "
" If you're playing with the best, you just rise up to that level. "
" We're raised to believe that asking for help - that not having all the answers - is a sign of weakness, somehow challenging our manhood. "
" We need a president with experience and the wisdom and the grit to stand up to bullies who tell women that they should be punished for making their own decisions. "
" I've played a lot of villains, and I always feel slightly upset when people say, 'You were so bad!' "
" We all have to stand up and fight alongside American women to make sure that they have the freedom to control their own futures. "
" I love yoga breathing exercises; they're very helpful. "
" In order to be creatively satisfied and financially secure, you need to be a self-starter. I'm always assuming nothing's going to work out and I have to roll up my sleeves. "
" I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai' was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. "
" I fought my way into an audition on 'Ghost.' "
" Reproductive rights are not just a women's issue. "
" Nothing's wrong with honest emotion. "
" The more decisions you make, the better, statistically, your odds of success are. And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter: anything can be fixed. When you're directing, you can agonize, but you can't indulge. Stuff has to happen. "
" #GivingTuesday is the perfect cyber-counterbalance to Black Friday and emphasizes giving back in this era of mass consumption. "
" When my stepmother had my sister, Katharine Hepburn dropped by to say hello. She came with George Cukor, who wasn't a star, but he was a famous director. He was also my grandmother's best friend, so I knew him well as a kid. But when George showed up with Katharine Hepburn, I was utterly star struck. "
" Empathy goes a long way, for sure. We cannot have healthy, loving, mutually respectful relationships without it. But we're not psychic. At least I'm not. And intuition can only take you so far, especially when a person's sense of safety, comfort, and self-worth hangs in the balance. "
" A 'guys' night out' for me is... being with my wife! Since I'm at work a lot, I want to be with her when I'm home. "
" I've inherited a kind of... willfulness, a kind of quiet willfulness that I'll just hang in there with something until it happens. "
Hang In There
" My parents were obsessed with us being normal kids, so I never knew movie stars. They didn't want us to be Hollywood brats. "
" I've been a political junkie for a long time. I find the way Washington works is just fascinating to me. "
" Our age-old faith in divine male intuition is no longer good enough. Reality check, fellas: We are not gods. We are men. Let's own it. "
" I want to keep doing different things. I'd like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it's about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that's what's important. "
" The truth is that every single relationship is very complex and full of contradictions; as you get into a more mature relationship, you realize that the contrasts are part of the fabric of every substantive relationship. "