It’s the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just… do things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. So, when I say… Ah, come here.
If you don’t have a struggle already inside of you or around you, you have to make one up. Something that made you angry or upset or jealous.
I’m proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it’s a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it.
I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.