"The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. Youre in a conversation and everybodys agreeing with what youre saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you dont want to hear."
"You need some insecurity if youre an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I havent yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers."
"My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really I didnt know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather and by my mother."
"When I was doing Scarface I remember being in love at that time. One of the few times in my life. And I was so glad it was at that time. I would come home and she would tell me about her life that day and all her problems and I remember saying to her look you really got me through this picture because I would shed everything when I came home."
"When my mother got home from work she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out and she would take me with her. Id go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor."