I'm not 40 yet. I wouldn't even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.
Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb.
When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.
It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn't get dismissed. That's what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitive villain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.