"It was a good place to grow up....I always loved it even though everyone else hated it and said, 'I can't wait to get out.' I suppose I always assumed that I would leave anyway so I never had a problem with it."
“I've never met anyone normal. Normal people - ie, people who aren't actors - are the most bizarre people you can ever come across. I'll talk to someone and come away thinking, they are clinically insane. The only way I can put that into what I do is by playing very extreme characters."
But I said to him look it must have been so strange for you to sit there, and watch someone playing you and acting out events from your life. He said "In the words of yogi beara it's like deja vu all over again". And I didn't know who yogi beara was. Apparently he's a base ball player, i thought he meant yogi bear. which made it evidenly a much better story.
"As an actor I think you're always going to ride a fine line between doing something because you believe it's the right thing to do, and guessing what the public wants to see. For politicians it must be the same, if not more so. You have to be quite vigilant with yourself and question why you're doing certain things as well as what's behind all that. Because otherwise, you can find yourself having made choices for the wrong reasons. And suddenly you're a completely different person than the one you thought you were a year earlier."
"Well, I think your successes depend on your failures. In a way, whether something succeeds or fails doesn't matter at all--the point is that you strive, that you take risks, and that you challenge yourself. By doing so, inevitably some of those risks are going to pay off, and some of them are going to turn into what would be considered failures. But when you look back it's very hard to disentangle the successes from the failures. It's all a process."