I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood.
I've done about six comedies. Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in Platoon.
Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore.
Debra Winger doesn't let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be.
Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.
You can't think that you're playing a villain, or you'll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero.
These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television.
I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.
We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.
Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
Last Update: 14 April 2021
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