I'm the last guy in the world to feel overlooked by the Academy.
Well, a younger woman is a type, but not necessarily a type for me. And what is a younger woman? I mean, I'm pretty old. Almost everyone is younger.
I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being.
When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women.
The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.
When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award.
Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.
I'm an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30's. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled.
In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.
Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.
I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that.
There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.
The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
I worry from the moment I take a job. I worry about how I'm going to do it, if I can do it... Then I walk on set and the director says, 'Roll', and all of a sudden, all of it disappears and it's all happening, and I relax, and I'm doing what I do, and I'm not even thinking about it.
Played tennis for years. But you can't improve at tennis after you're 50. You get to be in your 40s, and suddenly you're a doubles player.
Once you've been really bad in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.
Financially, I've lost money and made money, but I know my way around financially.
I'm not a power person. I like everyone to be on an equal footing.