Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick, to me, is a smart person.
But some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It's about character, it's about behavior. They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field. It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did, because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.
I was immature the way I handled the business. I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I've seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia; they are considered part of the elite.
You have to think an awful lot about your motivations or people's behavioral intentions or what their body language can indicate or what's really going on or what makes people sometimes do, sometimes, the irrational things they do.