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Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.



My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ’Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.



A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.



I don’t know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.



Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.



Technology is such a broad kind of term, it really applies to so many things, from the electric light to running cars on oil. All of these different things can be called technology. I have kind of a love-hate relationship with it, as I expect most people do. With the computer, I spend so many hours sitting in front of a computer.



You know, I thought we could use a good myth about technology to help guide us through these particular modern waters right now.



Well, I’m not a big sports fan.



That’s one of the cool things about fame. You have an affect on society and where it goes.



As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.



Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.



When I’m working, I’m very purposeful and everything else gets out of focus. Something I’ve had to work on together with my wife is how to acknowledge each other in the midst of this and keep the relationship going.



I can see how a relationship with a writer would be an easy thing.



Technology is such a broad kind of term, it really applies to so many things, from the electric light to running cars on oil. All of these different things can be called technology. I have kind of a love-hate relationship with it, as I expect most people do. With the computer, I spend so many hours sitting in front of a computer.



If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then I don’t think you get the richness that’s available in a long-term relationship.



Yeah, I’ve been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.



Nowadays it seems more and more like the ’business’ in ’show business’ is underlined, and there are campaigns, and it’s all part of getting people in to see the movies.



I think there’s a real joy in going to see movies when you discover them yourself.



I’m very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it’s one of the great things about making movies is it’s a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character’s costume and what that might tell about your character.



Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.



Movies are very subjective.



I’m used to watching old movies of myself.



I’d maybe done about 12 movies when I decided that this was what I was going to do.



Movies are like magic tricks.



In life and in movies, it’s a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations.



For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don’t want to stand out. You don’t want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I’m a product of nepotism. That’s how I got my foot in the door, through my dad.



Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.



I just hope that theaters remain. I think there’s something very wonderful about getting into a dark room with a bunch of people. There’s something cool about that. Brings us all together in one room where we can experience all those emotions.



That’s one of the cool things about fame. You have an affect on society and where it goes.



I have a cycle that is not particularly cool, but it’s a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.