You know to me, being a good actor, the most important quality is you've got to love to play, and to just be open to anything.
I wanted to do a naval film and I flirted with different ideas, most of which ended up being too intense. So when the idea of 'Battleship' was first suggested, I was instantly drawn to the challenge - could I invent a movie around the idea of five ships fighting five ships?
It's always an interesting sort of adventures that gets someone into a movie.
I think musicians oftentimes have the right skill set to be good actors. And with Rihanna, I noticed her and knew of her obviously, and was very taken with her charisma and her confidence.
Michael Mann's always been one of my heroes.
What kind of town do we want in the future, and how are we going to plan on that?
I'm a huge fan of the Navy. My father was a Naval historian, and I've been studying Naval battles forever.