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" My parents were disappointed I didn't finish college, and they were really upset when I went to Hollywood to become an actor. I was a big disappointment to them. "
" I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on. "
" I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general. "
" I do happen to have a good life... But I also like to work. I feel like I got the brass ring and I got very lucky in this. "
" America can't beat anyone anymore. "
" I like owning dirt. You know, I spent a lot of time broke when I moved to California. So deep in my soul is still this idea of being unemployed. To me, owning land means you could sell it at some point and have money. "
" The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering' -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer. "
" I'm not smart enough and I don't know enough about what's going on. "
" I was very lucky to get well known much later in life. You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you. "
" Republicans are good at standing by their candidate. "
" There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq. "
" Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart. "
" It's not about an opening weekend. It's about a career, building a set of films you're proud of. Period. "
" I've had some success at writing and directing, and I like it. It's infinitely more creative than just acting, and I have things I want to say and do. "
" If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I'm having a love affair with her. Of course that's rubbish. I'm not a playboy! "
" If you're famous, I don't - for the life of me - I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. "
" I rarely tell anybody what they should be doing with their life. "
" Fame can be very dangerous, because you can start to enjoy that part of it. And that's not the good part of what I do for a living. The good part is the making of films. The unpleasant part is the fame part, if you're not careful. "
" I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they're on Twitter. It's just stupid. "
" Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties. "
" I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It's an older country, and they've learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it. "
" As you get older and ease your way into being a character actor you have to be comfortable with where you are in life and career, and I'm very comfortable with what I'm doing - working on projects I'm proud of. "
" I love children and I get along with them great. It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, 'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency. "
" I had my Aunt Rosie, who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it. "
" I enjoy living in a nice house and having a nice life. So I do two or three commercials overseas a year to sort of fill in, because they pay pretty well. "
" In the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time. "
" After a while, you just want transportation, and things like cool cars or motorcycles are all about getting attention. I get all the attention I could ever need, so I kind of like being in a minivan and people not paying so much attention to me. "
" Directors are the captains of the ship, and it's your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understand that by doing whatever he says. "
" I've been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes. "
" An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing. "
" Without question, I wake every night five times. "