A lot of people only see me as villains.
In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic.
At this point, it's either for fun or it's for money. I don't take movies that I don't really like.
I've never wanted to become a politician, an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate and make a load of money. I just wanted this.
My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge.
I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.
My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s and suddenly I got this call from Fellini, who just appeared to kind of love me!
From the very first movie I ever made to the current time, there have been times between action and cut when I've sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven't been familiar with before.
With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience... hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini!
It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think that maybe I could actually do this. Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
I work primarily for the camera-it's not something I really talk about a lot, but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor. The camera is my girl, as it were.
I was very disappointed that so much of the work I did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.
As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible. I'm not sure that I ever could, but I certainly had the ability to pass unnoticed.
It's such a performance to bring stuff into America. It's a great luxury when I am in England.
I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap into that sort of comic book reality.