I`ve always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his. I won`t play forever. Some don`t know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.
(Reflecting on his delight for starring in Walt Disney`s Invincible (2006)): It`s a movie my kids can see - my nieces and nephews. I haven`t had that. None of my nieces and nephews have seen Boogie Nights (1997), thank God! I haven`t made too many PG movies.
(His reaction to his Oscar-nomination for The Departed (2006)): Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.
Marty and I were constantly in this struggle. I had problems with Marty. He was "I`m Martin Scorsese... da-dee-da." He was pushing me in different ways. But it wasn`t just Marty. The whole time I was in the character so I was mad at everybody. It was Leo, Matt and Jack. Fuck Jack too. We were able to laugh about it afterwards and we have a great relationship now and we`re going to do other stuff in the future.
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who`s worth every penny he makes.
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it`s not a lie.
Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that`s it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I`m on my own.
Immortality... Is that a super power?
A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.
The world is very different today than it was in 1968.
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn`t have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
He`s a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don`t believe it.
I have more money now than I know what to do with.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I`m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
I was raised right. I was influenced in some wrong ways and I did a lot of fucked-up shit, but I try to put that behind me.
I can`t remember the last time I punched somebody for no reason, but that happened all the time. The last , I don`t know, 50 fights that I was in, though, there was a reason.
Look you`re young, you have fun. You get older, you get a few responsibilities. You get even older, people stop caring about you, and then you die. And you know what? I`m excited about that. I`m not trying to fight the inevitable. It`s all got to come to an end. I just want to choose the ending.