Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.
Life is hard for everyone. That's why there's such a nice reward at the end of it.
Genetics play a huge part in who we are. But we also have free will.
I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.
My thing about looking good is that it should be the character. If I'm playing a character who's concerned about his body - an athlete, say - I'll get in shape. If I'm playing a character who doesn't or wouldn't, I don't. I almost never get in shape for a movie, even though I know it would be a good career move.
Some actors actually think about what they're going to talk about during the interview - they read up and meditate and plan quotes and get all inspired. It's very smart, but it's so planned. I never think to do that.
I'd wear clogs, short pants and ladies' bracelets. I created this aura for myself.
I can't control how people are going to react. I try not to worry about what I can't control.
I mean, I've been stupid in the past, and I've learned from that.
I think my being such a nomad let me into acting. I was always having to create a new image whenever we moved.
I'd sneak out of the house to meet girls at 3:30 a.m.
I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big.
I'm not a city kind of guy. I'm happiest when I'm tromping through the woods. That's why I don't live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.
You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I'm not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do.
Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek.
I get to do interesting roles and make a living.
I had to bring myself back down to being a normal person again.
I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.
I loved working with Meryl Streep twice and I've gotten to work with my friend Liam Neeson on several occasions.
I think there's a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands - which is where my family is from - in Ireland.