To be a good actor you have to feel life and observe life.
One of the things about jail that's weird is that you're sent to a place where you're supposed to sit there and think about your actions and their consequences and why you're there. And I think now, it turns more into - the minute you go there, it's just survival.
Bonnie and Clyde were almost like a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing 'the government's money.' I think that's a bit of why they were glorified.
I grew up learning from a father who said, 'When you make a mistake or you make a bad decision, you man up and take responsibility.'
I have much to say about the pain I've felt and seen inside of prison. It has been an eye-opening and harrowing experience.
If you speak to anyone who's ever done time, the fact that you make it out of there alive is a miracle.
In the end, crime doesn't pay.
I'm originally from Dallas, Texas, where Bonnie and Clyde were from, so when I was a little kid, my grandfather used to drive me past the Barrow Filling Station. At my elementary school, there was a barn outside that they used to say was a Bonnie and Clyde hangout.
Gene Hackman is one of the great American actors of all time.