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A chill wind is blowing in this nation.
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After Christ died, the succeeding generations made him who we now perceive him to be. But somewhere along the line that got corrupted.
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Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.
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American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information.
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Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
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Any time you're trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it's very difficult because it's been done before and you don't want to be manipulative.
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Audiences in Los Angeles are more adventurous.
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Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.
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Considering the fact that I've used it in the past, and know what it is, and seen the results of it, I don't view marijuana as a dangerous drug.
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Directing is creating a whole. You're able to combine different elements and create a film that is unique and true to your vision.
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Drugs were around so much that they didn't have to tell us a lot, other than to take us for a walk on the street and show us.
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Every man dies. Not every man lives.
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I can fix things around the house and work a computer, but I could never invent a computer or fix a car.
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I couldn't care less about being a presenter at the Oscars.
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I don't care about Clinton's haircuts or his affairs or any of that stuff.
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I don't know about that word, political.
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I don't know if I ever really bought into the eternal damnation bit.
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I don't remember much of my childhood before the age of 6. From what I hear, everyone did my talking for me. I didn't really speak.
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I don't think people have been able to deal with the fact that African American filmmakers can make movies about life and relationships.
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I don't view myself as a political leftie. I view myself as a storyteller who is fair to both sides.
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I had a choice between a job I didn't like, a comedy that just wasn't funny, and The Player.
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I had girlfriends, but it was really difficult to find a place to do it. My parents never went away, not for a weekend, not even for a day.
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I have personal beliefs and they are sometimes reflected in the movies I make, but I also reflect other points of view.
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I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
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I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
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I like Spike Lee a lot. He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
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I love iconoclasts. I love individuals. I love people that are true to themselves, whatever the cost.
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I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote for anyone from the Communist Party, for God's sake?
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I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.
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I saw the direction they were going with the duck. I knew we were in trouble. The movie went for cute and adorable. It was six months of hell.
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I started getting on my feet and clowning around, and they ended up putting me in a play when I was 12. And I was hooked.
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I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
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I view it as my responsibility to continue to be what I've always been. I've always been involved with the society at large.
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I walk everywhere, and if you walk fast enough, you don't really get bothered.
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I was a sports fan, but I also went to peace marches.
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I was an altar boy. I went to Catholic school until eighth grade. My father was the head of the choir. I went to church every Sunday.
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I would buy these old Playboys from this used-book shop, so I probably learned more about sex from Playboy than from my parents.
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I wouldn't even get elected. I'd probably deck a couple of people, too which would not play very well with the national media.
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I wouldn't say I'm a method actor. I do research when I feel I don't have enough experience for the part I'm playing.
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I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed.
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I'm not gangly; I'm very coordinated. I do have a bit of a baby face. But I guess that just means I'll be working longer.
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I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman.
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I'm the kind of person who does not remember bad things.
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I've been lucky-my looks haven't put me into one category. I don't look like a blue blood. I don't look like a criminal. I don't look like anything.
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I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.
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I've never been administered an IQ test. But in high school I was a B student. College, I was a little bit better.
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I've tried to play different kinds of people from movie to movie. This has been very beneficial.
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I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large.
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If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me - although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment.
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If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity.
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If you're in the position to help someone and you do it, it's very rewarding.
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In Los Angeles I've been stopped and had my car searched. Why? Because of the fictitious war on drugs that we are fighting. The emotional issue of the drug war is used to justify taking away civil rights.
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In my childhood I wanted to be an athlete, a baseball player or a hockey player.
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Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
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It was a dream to be able to do a movie in which, between takes, you got to throw the ball around.
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It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.
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It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry.
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It's difficult when you have to turn down a tremendous amount of money because you don't like what the script is saying and you don't have any money.
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Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong. Some laws are unfair and unjust.
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Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
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My acting company, Actors' Gang, was the only theater company mentioned in the cultural-elite article, so we were very proud.
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My brother was going to be drafted, and my sister was arrested during a protest.
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My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen. I apparently was very serious and reflective.
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My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
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New York is not conductive to theater. New York does not encourage its young. It does not encourage experimentation.
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Our resistance to this war should be our resistance to profit at the cost of human life. Because that is what these drums beating over Iraq are really about. This is about business.
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Should prison be a country club? No.
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Some of the people who get involved in politics or social causes could be better informed for the good of the cause.
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Susan is just great. I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.
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There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
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There are dumb actors. But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
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There is absolutely no way that I would enter that world. I would never run for office.
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There's a spirit and there's a lot of banter, obviously, which I love. I tried to capture that in Cradle Will Rock.
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There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
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There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy.
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Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.
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We're not doing theater for any kind of working class, for people who live in the city. We're doing theater for tourists and people from Connecticut.
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What started as a story about a theatre company being censored began to grow into a wild cornucopia of ideas.
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When I started acting in episodic television, to survive, I had to continue my other jobs. It was a very strange period.
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When you grow up in something, you can't see how unique it is. But I was in the hub, in the midst of a social and cultural revolution.
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When you have a person in power who punishes people for speaking their mind, it's truly dangerous.
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When you make the judgement as a network that there are only three candidates, you are censoring points of view.
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With me, I don't think you know what you are getting.
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You begin thinking about the crucifixion in a new way: It was a political act intended to eliminate a voice.
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You could take any film that's a major success and label it political. I reject labels.
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You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
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You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight. I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
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You just have to have faith that the words that are being written at the last minute are going to work.
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You think, should I buck this trend? Or should I just shut up because it's going to cost me professionally?
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