Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.
I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It’s just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities.
Does any new parent, even if you’re not a first-time parent, ever really know what to do?
I don’t want to go all Michael Jackson on you, but I never really had a childhood.
I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results.
But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can’t forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn’t work.
Sometimes if you’re wanting to look just a little bit taller, then you want to dress with just more of a thin cut.
I loved it, it’s such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it.
I’ve always just shown up and tried to figure out what’s for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
I’ve always been a fella who put most of my eggs in one basket and then take a dump in the basket but I really don’t know.
I’m not 40 yet. I wouldn’t even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.
I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It’s a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it.
When you have a good script you’re almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.
I think I’ve been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.
Acting is always a challenge.
But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren’t getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?
It’s a very smart and heartfelt movie and that’s why, I think, we’re all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, ‘You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own.’
If you’re doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can’t forget that it’s primarily a very serious film that has some light relief.
I walk by studio heads and they actually look and put their hand out now, like maybe I should be on their radar.
I’m in a happy relationship, me and my ex are on really good terms, my kid and I are in a good spot.
All I want, and I think all any parent with a semblance of a moral psychology wants, is for my kid to have his own experience, uninhibited.
I like mainstream movies that are completely off the wall.
In the marathon obstacle course of a career, it’s just good to have all the stats on paper for why you’re not only a team player but also why it makes sense to support you in the projects you want to do – because you’ve made so much damned money for the studio.