Well, he's got a much bigger circus to play with, and he has a lot more financing available, and he has a lot more time available. I think that makes a huge difference. I think he instinctively knows how to make films and all the different ways that you can make stuff. He's very gadget-wise, and he's very smart about all the different things that are available to a filmmaker nowadays, and he makes very good use of them. He has a theater in his house, for God's sake. It has proper curtains on it and everything. It's pretty wild.
Well, I don't necessarily like playing the villain. I'd much rather be the guy who rides off into the sunset over the hill after saving the people in the town from the bad guys. I'd like to make a picture like Roman Holiday . I'd like to do a remake of Shane , you know? But unfortunately I'm not really looked upon that way by the powers that make movies. I have to put a roof over my children's head, and I have to take a job where I can get it. Every once in a while I get something like this, that even though it's a villain, at least it's well-written. At least it's going to be well-made. It's a lot easier to swallow that when you know that it's going to be well-made. There's nothing worse than playing a villain in a bad movie. Being a bad guy in a bad movie is a major drag. I mean, it's 'Oh, my. God! [Laughs] It's just lonely.
My career has been very strange. My career is like a heart monitor. I get involved in a good project now and then to keep things going. And then I make things that I work on that I hope are going to be good so I can make a living and keep a roof over the heads of those little monsters I have in my house.