I have in some ways saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive still get through it.
The movies I made when I was 14 or 15 I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince.
So yes there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies.
I've always had this idea that I wanted movies to make people better not worse.
I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.
I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.
I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done you're done with work.
I fantasize about having a manual job where I can come home at night read a book and not feel responsible for what will happen the next day.
But the reason I became why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.