I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.— Aaron Eckhart
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I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.
The F.B.I. is about nuts and bolts. It's all about witnesses and procedure and walking the streets.
You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.
If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton.
But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
You can go left, you can go right, I don't give a damn. Just make a decision.
I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.
If you go to YouTube and look up 'grief' you can find them and it's just an unbelievable tool for an actor to be able to access, without being unethical. It's like accessing the deepest, most painful parts of a person.
Yeah, but there's nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant.
But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
Through all the relationship stuff I've gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.
I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
I got as much information as I could, so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11 world and there's only so much you can do with the FBI in terms of research.
Filmmaking is a difficult process. There are the logistics of making a film. You have to do your part, and then change the entire thing around to do someone else's part. A lot of the magic is lost, in between that, and you have to figure out how to get it back.
I've been working for many years and I think I've managed to work with some of the best people in the business, which has been rewarding and an apprenticeship.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
Actors aren't fighters. They don't know how to throw a punch. So, there's a lot of hitting in the face. I'd much rather fight with a stuntman than another actor. I don't like fighting with other actors because somebody always ends up getting hurt.
The only morality in a cruel world is chance.
It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go, I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, all the great actors that I've worked with... Sir Ben Kingsley.
I love the fight game. I like the brutality. I like the mentality. I like the aggressiveness, but I like the technique and skill. I like the stakes. I like the people around in the gym. I like the everyday, working class feel of a boxing gym.
I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
Directors, producers can make you look good or make you look bad.
I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.
The day you stop caring what other people think of you is the day your life begins.
Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.
Yeah, I'd like to get the girl and at least make it through the film.
I owned a 1972 Plymouth Valiant that we bought for $125.
It was infested with cockroaches and geckos - it was its own little ecosystem.
Chris [Nolan] comes at this with such a different take on Batman, so I didn't feel that I had to be true to any other actor playing this role. Of course, I read the comic books. His relationships with Lt. Gordon and with Batman, with Gotham City, those really helped me the most.
I think America right now is looking for somebody who appeals to every faction.
I'd like to do a romantic comedy.
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
When it gets down to it you just have to act.
I always ask, why can't I be just like Cary Grant or something.
We always feel threatened by things we don't know.
But, there are definitely some weird things going on.
I like doing movies with kids in them, and you're explaining things.
They're teaching you and you're teaching them, and the audience can loop through that.
A GOOD old-fashioned sex tape pretty much guarantees you a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.
There are different reasons to make movies.
I'm an actor and it happened to go my way that day.
It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it.
Funerals are important rituals. They don't just recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived.
I'm always fascinated with how a person becomes a good quality person, a productive person, and how it happened to me, because I was a terror.
You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control, in terms of editing, and music, and film stock, shot selection, and what takes they use.
If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.
I think that maybe that's my weakness, in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.
A true measure of strength is to use your hands to incapacitate somebody.
I've not made a career of being physical in my movies, but I love sports. I'm a very physical guy.