I’ll tell you why, I don’t invite the ones I don’t like.
If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen.
I criticize those critics. The reason being that they’re doing one of the worst things that ever can be done to an actor, which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
Because – Bobby Lewis said this once to us in class, the better you get, the less credit you’ll get. Because the better you are, the more it looks like walking and talking and everybody thinks they can walk and talk.
I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.
The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.
The foundation for film acting is stage acting.
The difference – the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
And I thought if I don’t pre-interview – first of all, we couldn’t afford it – but the second thing was it would force me to do my own research, which takes two weeks.
I was dealing with craft, and that’s the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you’re talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they’re liable to feel something strong.