I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office.
And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.
I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.
Unless you look like Brad Pitt, it's really hard to have full control of your character.
When you are a character actor they trust you will go in and give them a full character and leave.
With Altman, he does discuss everything with you, but then leaves you to it and gives you full rein and lets you improvise and create a character while the camera is rolling.
The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.