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Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?
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And I certainly won't lay out areas of my life that I think are just private.
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As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies... is you fall in love with moments.
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But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.
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Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
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For me, coming to work every day has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be.
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I don't see myself as a movie star, but a character actor, and that's what I've always been. No matter what happens outside of this odd cottage industry that I have nothing to do with, I will always be that, and as long as I focus on that, I'll let others say what they need to say.
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I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
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I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
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I liked it because it was such a dangerous script and showed just what human beings are capable of. Here was a movie in which Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, who always win in every movie they ever do, simply don't win. I felt that was outrageous for a commercial movie.
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I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
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I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I've done. That to me is what my job is.
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I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
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I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
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I'm lucky if I find one movie a year that's worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot.
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I'm not out there trying to get press for myself nor am I trying to convince anybody that I'm living any kind of a life. I'm actually trying to convince people: I don't want you to know what I'm living, because it's none of your business.
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I'm not someone who's led my life trying to get publicity; I'd rather do my work and go home.
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I'm now going to look for characters that are emotionally available and not manipulative and not dark, but who will be just as complex and just as interesting for me as an actor, and I hope for audiences as well. But that doesn't mean I'm going to go off and do really bad romantic comedies.
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I'm supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I'm somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you've got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I'm somebody else?
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I've been on sets where things weren't relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason.
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I've been trying to take this journey over the last four years of getting away from playing manipulative and villainous characters and playing characters that are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected.
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If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
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It's a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it's a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you're told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.
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It's been interesting for me to walk down this road. It's been wild and, in the case of Seven, it was frightening. But I now feel that I've gone as far as I can go in exploring that dark side without repeating myself or starting to lose credibility by just showing up and doing what people expect.
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It's so easy for us to misperceive and see the things in others that we want to see. And, when we're wrong, and often we're dead wrong, we miss the truth.
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My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I'm committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards.
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Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies.
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Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences would be protected.
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Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
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Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane.
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Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
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The next day I was in my school's production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn't recognized before.
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We enjoy watching actors we know a lot about and who always turn in winning performances. But there are other kinds of actors who get into films, who don't look like movie stars, who bring perhaps a different quality you don't see much of these days. I think I'm probably one of those.
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What I do as an actor is more important there, than what I'm doing in my living room.
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You try to do the best work that you can do to give audiences something that maybe they haven't seen before and keep challenging yourself.
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[on winning the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "American Beauty")] This has definitely been the highlight of my day.
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On "American Beauty": "I read the screenplay and nearly fell out of bed. I thought I better meet him quick before someone else read it".
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Discussing occasional misconceptions by women that he is gay: For them it's a challenge. They want to be the one to turn me around. I let them.
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My idea of credibility is primarily self-imposed and it all relates to the thing that I've been interested in as an actor and a director, which is what are you *willing* to live with as a human being? And there's things I'm just not willing to live with--and I won't. And if it means that I stop and find something else in life that interests me or challenges me, so be it.
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The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person.
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Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
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""Beyond the Sea" is not a linear story at all. It's not what people will expect and it's not a biopic. It's my statement".
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I was beginning to feel I just didn't want to go through another 10 years of living in hotels, making three or four movies a year. I long for the ritual of theater. I adore it. And I want to do plays that challenge me.
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The movies are not my first priority - the theater is.
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If you look at how most artistic beginnings have been greeted in this country [UK], I'm in very good company. I know I'm a bigger target as long as I'm seen as a Hollywood movie star instead of as an actor of the theater, even an artistic director. They don't accept that I come in to work here every day, and have done for the last two-and-a-half years, and will continue to do so.
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There is no prize, out there. The only prize is, this one, and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. And if you can, as you start out, these what could be lean years or could be fat years. I feel that I very often watch a lot of young people sort of meander around without any idea about why they're doing what they're doing. I mean to want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful, is not enough. That's just desire. To know what you want, to understand why you're doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve... If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for then there's nothing you can't achieve.
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I don't care about my personal acting career any more. I'm done with it. After 10 years of making movies and going better than I ever could have imagined, I sort of had to ask myself: What am I supposed to do with all of this success that I have had? Am I just going to keep making movie after movie and be concerned with all of that 'Are you up, are you down, are you hot, are you not?', and I don't really care. What I care about is working with people, what I care about is the remarkable experience of being able to be a part of bringing people together.
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I was doing a play called 'The Iceman Cometh' at the Old Vic, and in the middle of the quietest moment of the second act, a phone started ringing. I felt the anger starting in my toes and it came right out of my mouth, as loud as anything else I'd said on the stage, I looked out to the audience and said, 'Tell them we're busy!' And it got a round of applause.
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I love living in London. I can say with all sincerity that London is my home. This is my seventh year in London, fifth season at the Old Vic. I will never renounce being American but there is a part of me that is British now. I may go for dual citizenship, who knows?
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The camera doesn't know if it's a TV camera, or a streaming camera, or. a movie camera - it is just a camera. It doesn't change our process in terms of how we work. What did change our process was that we weren't obligated or asked by Netflix to do a pilot. We were just able to get on with the story-telling from the get-go.
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I'm used to people thinking I'm nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it.
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The theater has always been dying. They've been saying that for centuries. And you know what, it just keeps limping along and doing alright. By the way, the single biggest money-making franchise in the United States is Broadway.... I think, and this is my honest opinion, as long as people want to tell stories, and as long as people want to hear those stories, the theater will be alive and well for all time.
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I am one of these actors where I believe very strongly that if you want to get a part, you have to do anything within reason to get that part. I admire Woody Allen so much. I was at a point where every time he announces a new movie, I never get an audition and nobody ever calls me to come in. I was like, "You know what? I am going to just write Woody Allen." So, I introduced myself and sent him a Netflix subscription and said "I don't know if you've seen my work, but you might want to watch this series." He wrote me back a warm and wonderful letter, and thanked me for the Netflix. He said he'd seen me play lots of different roles and said he absolutely would consider me in a film.
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I was in a piano bar. Some guy was absolutely convinced that I was that musician...what's his name? The guy in Genesis? Phil Collins! To the point that I even put on a British accent and signed a napkin as him.
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I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
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I'm supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I'm somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you've got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I'm somebody else?
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I am so leading the life that I want and wanted and dreamed of as a kid. I'm trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it.
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I don't live a lie. You have to understand that people who choose not to discuss their personal lives are not living a lie. That is a presumption that people jump to.
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I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
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No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story.
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It's so easy for us to misperceive and see the things in others that we want to see. And, when we're wrong, and often we're dead wrong, we miss the truth.
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I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing. I think young people, if they are feeling like they are confused, need to know that there are people to talk to and that there are places they can go and not feel alone. But I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied.
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At the end of the day, people have to respect people's differences. I am different than some people would like me to be.
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For kids growing up now, there's no difference watching 'Avatar' on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching 'Game of Thrones' on their computer. It's all content. It's just story.
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When you study, as I did, every theatrical beginning in this country, none of them have been greeted well. The Royal Shakespeare Company was a disaster, Peter Hall was a disaster, Richard Eyre was a disaster, Trevor Nunn was always a disaster.
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I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
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We're all victims of our own hubris at times.
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If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!
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Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they'll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it, but I think we can take a bite out of piracy.
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As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies... is you fall in love with moments.
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People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box.
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One of the tasks that any artistic director has is, you're trying to bring elements together that will work. The truth is that you could bring all the best talents in the world together and produce a big turkey.
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Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences would be protected.
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I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don't buy into that the personal can be political.
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And I certainly won't lay out areas of my life that I think are just private.
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I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
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Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
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I'm not someone who's led my life trying to get publicity; I'd rather do my work and go home.
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Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
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I've been intrigued by politics my whole life. And, yes, I am very close to the Clintons. I was a Hillary person until I was an Obama person. And she was a Hillary person, too, until she was an Obama one, evidently.
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No matter how good you might be in a movie, you'll never be any better. But in a play, I can be better next Tuesday. That's the thrill of it.
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I might have lived in England for the last several years, but I'm still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy.
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For me, coming to work every day has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be.
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I've been on sets where things weren't relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason.
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I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I've done. That to me is what my job is.
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I've been trying to take this journey over the last four years of getting away from playing manipulative and villainous characters and playing characters that are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected.
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Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of 'House of Cards' at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they've been doing on 'House of Cards' and lots of other shows, we should let them binge.
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Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?
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It's not easy to sustain a long career, and sometimes I don't even think about how long I've been doing it.
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If you're watching a film on your television, is it no longer a film because you're not watching it in a theatre? If you watch a TV show on your iPad, is it no longer a TV show? The device and the length are irrelevant; the labels are useless, except perhaps to agents and managers and lawyers, who use these labels to conduct business deals.
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My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I'm committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards.
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The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don't do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn't know it's a TV camera... or even a streaming camera. It's just a camera.
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Over a spell of about three years, I played a series of roles that were, for me, all very different, but most of them came out within a six-month period. They all dealt with a kind of dark territory that in some cases had been mined before in movies.
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The next day I was in my school's production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn't recognized before.
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