"Essentially what actors do is put colors on a palette for directors to paint with."
"There are many different reasons why people take parts. For me, there are basically two: one is economic -- you have to keep working, pay the rent; that`s a given. The other one, for me, usually has nothing to do with the overall film - whether the script is good, whom I`m working with, whether it`s going to get good reviews -- it`s just the part, the character. Is this somebody whose shoes I want to live in for four months? If I don`t instinctively answer `yes` to that question, I shouldn`t be doing the movie."