When you have a person in power who punishes people for speaking their mind, it's truly dangerous.
It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money.
You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.
Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.
It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry.
Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it's very difficult because it's been done before and you don't want to be manipulative.
I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing.
If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding.
I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large.
There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy.
Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.