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My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts - some good enough that I could see myself. But then it's like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it.

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing.

Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.

People who are extremely inside their head, like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round. Then something will hook them and take them to their end and they can't control it.

So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career.

So I moved to Europe and only came back when directors like Robert Altman would call me after they'd seen my work in Full Metal Jacket.

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

The minute you start feeling like you've got it down, you know what you're doing, you're dead in the water.

The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.

The most fun you can possibly have as an actor is to walk that line between what's real and what's interesting.

The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films.

The search for the truth is not for the faint hearted.

The Whole Wide World is the first movie I've ever produced.

Then I did Mystic Pizza, just to do something I wasn't fat in.

They were all interested in what I was going to do, because I'd never worked in televsion before.

This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't settle well with me at all.

To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.

Unless you look like Brad Pitt, it's really hard to have full control of your character.

What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition.

When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear.

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