You need someone to tell you how to do things like hitting your marks, or driving a car so it looks right or getting out of a car so it doesn't take a million years of screen time.— Gary Cole
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I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
I love going to concerts, so that whole environment is something that intrigues me anyway.
I am also a drummer of sorts. I've got an electronic set sitting in my bedroom.
I grew up with Apocalypse Now and Badlands, so I had a real awe thing going.
You always know when something works it's a result of everything firing on all cylinders.
Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being a rock singer surpassed most things I've done on stage.
Good decisions don't make life easy, but they do make it easier.
I like the fact that this kind of family has been seen in a movie a million times: teenage kids, the family is a bit strained and they don't have enough money, but in the background the guy used to be a Gene Simmons type.
I will confess I did none of my own singing. I did all my own costume and makeup, though.
I just don't eat too much. That's never been my problem.
You can go out in a good movie and look bad as well.
You make the choice. You look at each scene and you make sure that this is not a person deceiving people.
It's always best not to be thinking a hell of a lot while you're acting, because you want it to be as spontaneous as possible, not too intellectual. Just behaving and listening to other people who you're doing scenes with. I always like the latter when it looks easy, even though it may not be.
Improv is not something I had a lot of experience with, because for a long time, my only experience in front of a camera was all television, which is pretty rigid script-wise, except for the occasional scene where you toss in an ad-lib just to elongate something.
I was a little nervous coming in mostly because my first scene was with Martin Sheen, who I'm a huge fan of.
If you're onstage and you're improvising and nothing's happening, people are racing for the door. But the director can go shopping later and pick up pieces and moments and insert them.
Television is a big roulette table on so many levels. That's all it is for actors.
A show that's been successful that been on a while, chances are it's going to stay that way. At least it's going to maintain some kind of standard. But when a show begins, there's no telling. Even after 13 shows or a whole year, you don't know what will become of it.
When you make a movie, it's up to so many things and so many people.
Yes, I've already done a couple of guest voices.
It was really executed well, from the art direction to the wardrobe to everyone else. And I have to say, two really exceptional directors who did three each. Roxann [Dawson] did the first three and Jeremy [Webb] did the second three. And I think they really were very meticulous in getting the right tone because it is both. It isn't dour and it isn't grim, but it's not a romp either. It's truthful and it has room for both of those things.
Then, at some point, you get identified with certain things.
You don't really have time to do other than what's written.
It's very rigid. Shows have a certain rhythm that nobody wants disturbed. So a lot of that doesn't take place on television, at least the television I was doing at the time when I first started.
I think it had something to do with my love of music, especially rock music.
Let’s focus on where you could end up, not where you were or are.
There is no handbook about how a career is going to go.
The one nice thing about doing a character for a long time is, you begin to feel more comfortable, and you are thinking less and behaving more.
I messed around in high school, but I pretty much put it away until I did a television show in San Francisco.
I look at it scene-by-scene. Whether it's a historical character or not, whatever, on the page is one thing and delving into the history or somebody is one thing, but making something work for an audience in front of a camera is another exercise and you bring whatever authenticity you can to it.
There is many different paths of a career.
I bounce around and do a lot of different things. It suited me that hopefully I am prepared to do different kinds of styles, genres, or whatever you want to call it.
If someone comes up to me, 90 percent of the time it's about Office Space.
The one nice thing about doing a character for a long time is, you begin to feel more comfortable, and you are thinking less and behaving more. It's always best not to be thinking a hell of a lot while you're acting, because you want it to be as spontaneous as possible, not too intellectual. Just behaving and listening to other people who you're doing scenes with. I always like the latter when it looks easy, even though it may not be.
A lot of actors in my age bracket look at being still standing as pretty good.
What it targets is not something that's really looked at a lot in terms of the war. This is stuff that's off the beaten path in terms of what we think of every time you start a Civil War history or a Civil War presentation. It's usually about the military and the soldiers and all that stuff. And this is not. It's the backdrop to a place and a time and circumstances that didn't have anything to do with that.
I think there is certainly luck and fate involved in any career of any kind.
In show business, maybe it's even more true.
Clint Eastwood is a very soft-spoken, humble guy, actually, which helped put somebody like me at ease, who had never worked with somebody as huge as that. I'm sure that's not always the case with legendary people.
Part of you wants to look over at the people watching and say, "Not bad, huh? Me and Clint Eastwood." But you have to get past that and just be an actor.
I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
I don't think anyone sets out to do something bad, it's just that it's very difficult.
Karl Malden was quite a mentor. He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
But for me, you also have to be conscious of what is going to play.
And that includes playing with. Sometimes it's just a vibe. It's what's going to make this scene work. And sometimes there may be something that restricts you that has to do with something that maybe is historically accurate. And then you have to weigh that decision and give up something for a scene to work.
I still like to listen to the people that I came of age on.
To be in a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and a movie that had a large budget... I got a taste of what really good filmmaking could be.