I think people think Jim Carrey's just wild and crazy. He really is very disciplined. It is true of Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams as well.
If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic.
It's the thing that you do well that brings you to prominence. The very thing that brings you to success can also be like a curse, because then people think that's all you can do.
It's a great time to be an actress at this point in my life.
I adore clothes, I adore drinking. I just don't have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it.
The older I get the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy.
I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in.
Usually, it gets worse and worse as they downsize your character; mine just kept getting better.
Ron Howard is as good a person as you could want to work with on film. He never lost his cool. He's the most easygoing, lovely man, but he's got this enormous intelligence and a wonderful humanity.
Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie, deeply cinematic.
Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me.
You can only do the work to the very best of your ability.
It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus. It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on. We didn't even have a television in the house.
Why would I lose sleep when I really need valuable sleep just to recuperate and come back and do my job?