Acting is always a challenge.
But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work.
But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?
I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.
I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it.
I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It's a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it.
I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.
I think life changes every year. This is just a little more comfortable.
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.
I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.
I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing, and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It's just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities.
I'm not 40 yet. I wouldn't even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.
I've always been a fella who put most of my eggs in one basket and then take a dump in the basket but I really don't know.
I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
If you're doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can't forget that it's primarily a very serious film that has some light relief.
It's a very smart and heartfelt movie and that's why, I think, we're all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.
Nothing's a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.
With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it's going to translate easily.