| As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive.
| I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game.
| There are very few things that are purely conceptual without any hard content.
| I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
| I don't read my own reviews and I haven't for probably 15 years. I read other people's reviews, though.
| I like directing. It takes a lot out of you, but I'd like to do it again - I just have to find a story I want to tell.
| A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
| L.A. kind of scares me.
| I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50.
| I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the role or the size of the film.
| Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
| Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him.
| I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
| I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about.
| Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic.
| There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.
| There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry.
| I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy.
| I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act.
| Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.