Alexander Gonzalez Inarritu is a great director. He’s the one I first worked with. He’s amazing.
I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
I’ve tried everything other than jumping out of a plane but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.
When I was in college I was debating to try my hand at show business or to become a professor. I just thought of the risk of not going into show business and always wondering if I would’ve had a chance. Because that’s where my real heart was.
I love where I’m from. I don’t live there because of the circumstances but all my family is there. It’s what’s inside it’s not what’s outside that determines the culture and the feeling.
I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine if you want – but also some sort of sadness and plain mischief of course.
My dad tells me that he took us to a pantomime when I was very very small – panto being a sort of English phenomenon. There’s traditionally a part of the show where they’ll invite kids up on the stage to interact with the show. I was too young to remember this but my dad says that I was running up onstage before they even asked us.
Education comes from within you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Here’s the thing that I think about life – if you manage to get into a space where you don’t need that much where the overhead of your life is not that great and you’re pretty happy and relaxed without that much stuff you are really liberated because you never have to say yes to something because you want another refrigerator or car!
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time which even he has who has nothing else.
Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.
I’ve been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out she’ll kill me.
But you know my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy his answer was that’s not what he was doing and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.
Frivolity is inborn conceit acquired by education.
It’s not a case of ‘look at me in my car’ it’s more ‘look at the car’. I like the idea of other people enjoying them because everything has become a bit faceless and nobody likes the motor car any more.
Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in ‘Batman’ Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart the first venerable knights of the X-Men who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties arrogance and intimidation employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks elderly Jews and other minorities.
We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us.
I’m into being a dad that’s where my focus is most of the time. I’m an actor that’s my job but it’s not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.
You can’t have a university without having free speech even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses they’re not going to hear them in America. I believe it’s part of their education.
I’ve made club songs and I’ve made radio songs and I’ve made the car songs.
God will forgive me that’s his business.
Life is not a matter of place things or comfort rather it concerns the basic human rights of family country justice and human dignity.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
In the ‘Garnethill’ trilogy people always forget that Maureen O’Donnell’s dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law but no-one ever thinks they’re middle-class – they’re just working class because they speak with accents.
Very likely education does not make very much difference.