I'm forever testing myself. As a person and as an actor, I have no sense of competition.
I had been nine years in the theatre and hadn't had massive success. My only thing was I wanted to be an actor and I didn't care when, where, or how much for.
To disappear your complete self into a character is quite difficult. I've tried it 85 times, and I've succeeded two or three times.
I usually control the environment I'm in, but my control is very quiet and subtle.
I'm a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I'll go on for 20 minutes.
I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.