I don't belive in God. I believe in...Al Pacino.
Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that.
Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
When I see myself at 14 years old I can put my hands on my head and think: 'How could I have done that?' but at that time it had sense for me. You do the same when you're 20. And now, when you look at people who are 20 years old you ask yourself: 'Was I like that? Was I really like that?
I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera.
My truth - what I believe - is that there are no answers here and, if you are looking for answers, you'd better choose the question carefully.
But don't call me an actor. I'm just a worker. I am an entertainer. Don't say that what I am doing is art.
Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that's what counts.
Every time I wake up, I see myself like somebody beat me up.
What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.