I’d like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.
I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anyone in a gray place dares to dream.
Something, something, something.
Rehabilitated. Let’s see now. You know, come to think of it, I have no idea what that means.
“The gloves are off, God.”, “God has taken my bird and my bush.”, “God is a mean kid with a magnifying glass.”, “Smite me, O Mighty Smiter.” Now, I’m not big on blasphemy, but that last one made me laugh.
You’ve always had a sense of humour, Bruce, just like your father.
Triumph is born out of struggle, faith is the alchemist. If you want pictures like these, you’ll need to use some dark colors.
Did you ever hear of the dark ages? Besides, I’m covered. You can clear everything up in five minutes, if you want to. Right?
Heh, welcome to my world, son. If you come up with an answer to that one, let me know.
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
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 involved. My chest puffs up as much as I can puff it up but I am not trying to be better than the person I am acting with. I am trying to be at least as good. That’s how it works.
If you’re going to play a brain surgeon, you just have to learn how to say the words. You don’t have to go and learn how to cut open somebody’s scalp. I think acting is acting. Being is something else.
My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don’t get it, I can’t do it.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.