It's an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater.
Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her.
Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.
I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realise that it is going to come to an end at some stage.
I am not an enormous believer in research being the be-all and end-all. I get suspicious when I read about actors spending six months in a clinic, say, in order to play someone who is sick.
If you do an interview in 1960, something it's bound to change by the year 2000. And if it doesn't, then there's something drastically wrong.
I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine. How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
If I'm in theatre, cinema doesn't even cross my mind. Similarly when I'm making a film, theatre doesn't cross my mind.
I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.
It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions because I don't have any ambitions. I've never been that kind of performer.