1. 10

    With acting it's your neck up there in the end. And if you think the director can't help you it's one thing. But if you feel they're reining you in when they need to be giving you some rope, or vice versa, then I just don't tolerate that.

  2. 9

    The one natural gift I have is easy access. That's the only natural I gift I have at all. You have to have that, the third eye.

  3. 8

    I don't really have a comprehension of being a public figure.

  4. 7

    It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.

  5. 6

    I was never a fanatical movie person.

  6. 5

    Along with the good qualities, if someone isn't vulnerable I can't be around them to a certain extent. And I don't mean vulnerable to me or vulnerable to me in a sexual way. I just mean vulnerable, period.

  7. 4

    Art is not disposable. If you want it, you have to hold it and smell it and touch it and read the credits and enjoy it and put it on your wall.

  8. 3

    It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me, to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed, by myself or by others.

  9. 2

    And may the best of you - for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments - succeed in framing that most basic of questions, 'how do we live?'

  10. 1

    I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity. And that is probably the one thing I was given, and that I'm still grateful for.

  11. Last Update: 25 September 2022

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