In growing up, I was a child of the movies. I went to the movies every given opportunity, and that's pretty much what has informed a lot of my choices.
Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve---a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind.
My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
I never think about awards or anything like that when I do a job. I was first named a best actor when I was 12 years old and it doesn't really mean anything when you get down to it, because there is no best. I don't get all that invovled. My chest puffs up as much as I can puff it up but I am not tr
Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it.
I was always ambitious. I always wanted to be more than I was....I always wanted to be a movie actor.
One universe, four forces, billions of galaxies. The precision and complexity of our world is enough to make even the famous cosmologist go just a little bit crazy. How does it all fit together? Is there a single, overarching design to the cosmos? And if we find it, will we glimpse the mind of God?
You're not going to be able to look like anyone else, no matter how hard you try, unless you're a mimic, then you're not acting, you're just mimicking. You can't go on being John Wayne, that's John Wayne. So you're not going to steal from John Wayne. I'm not going to steal from John Wayne and you're
[On Clint Eastwood, best director:] If he hires you, he hires you because he feels like you know what to do. And he's very, very largely out of the way. He directs the picture, you do the acting. I love that, and I think that most of the people that he works with love that.
My earrings are worth just enough to buy me a coffin if I die in a strange place. That was the reason why sailors used to wear them.
I think the best thing somebody ever did to me was my mother opening her legs and squirting me out.
I'm not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh.
When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater.
I've always been a fan of or desired to or responded to variety. I like variety in life, so variety in work is a must.
I've always been really hot on westerns. All my life growing up, cowboy, cowboy, cowboy.
I am God. So itâ€™s easy to play him. They say God is in all things. So if God is in me, then I am in God. Therefore, I am God. God does not exist without me.
Audiences believe what you believe. It's a matter of believing yourself. If I believe me, then you've got no choice. None at all.
I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.
If I stay at home, I'm not famous. I'm only famous when I'm out in the streets, so I don't go out on the streets much.
And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It's all fabulous.
I feel fine, I don't care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing - all of us - everybody in the business - that's all you ask anyone - you know your job, I know mine, let's go do it.
People hear that and say I'm being modest, but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling.
People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
I know people are saying they like you. I'm not being insulted or pushed around or anything. People are coming up because they like me. Nevertheless, I can't be everybody's....none of us can. I hate saying no to people.
The odds are lousy that I actually said something attributed to me.
I was very surprised ... but it might work out better, actually. We'll see.
Very often, you know, you stop walking because you say, 'Well, I'm tired of climbing this hill. I'm never going to get to the top.' And you're only two steps from the top.
Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles - it's a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
[On a double win for black actors:] It means that Hollywood is continuing to make history. We're evolving with the rest of the world.
Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party....Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What's, what does that, what underlines that? 'Screw the country. We're going to whatever we do to get this blac