I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.
I think my being such a nomad let me into acting. I was always having to create a new image whenever we moved.
I'm not a city kind of guy. I'm happiest when I'm tromping through the woods. That's why I don't live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.
This Is My Father
To get to do something as rich as this story and this part, with my two brothers and my sister -- you know, there was nothing like it
Paul sometimes would be a little bit annoying to me, because I'd be behind the camera on a scene I wasn't in, looking at the clock and going, 'Come on, we've got to move on,'
Paul would be laughing with extras and saying, 'Yes, and then we could do that,' and, 'Let's try this,' and I'm like, 'OK, but we've got to go!'
It's a kind of star-crossed 'Romeo and Juliet'-type love story, where these two were desperately in love with each other, but everyone around them doesn't want them to be together
I don't get any parts I don't get offered. There are lots of great things out there I would like to do that I don't get offered.
to work with the best material that is offered to me at a time when I need to work, and with the best people.
I can't control how people are going to react. I try not to worry about what I can't control.
I think there's a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands - which is where my family is from - in Ireland.
I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.
Life is hard for everyone. That's why there's such a nice reward at the end of it.
Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.