You can't do something that is morally vacuous or dysfunctional and then write it off saying, 'It wasn't my film, I was just doing a job in it'.
We come from quite a loud, garrulous, curious, challenging family. At Sunday lunches the volume levels were cranked right up. If you didn't get your point out, saying it loudly, quickly and succinctly, you didn't get it in, so there was a lot of confidence bred from that.
There's something important, as an actor, about allowing yourself to be approached by people to do roles. People see different things in you.
I think Helen (wife) is the best actress of her generation, but I'm biased. She's got a very rare ability to play leading women as total character parts.
I used to take my shoes off to cross the street so I'd look like Paul [McCartney] on the record.
Being a detective solving the crime each week for me is about as cool as it gets. Apart from being Clint Eastwood.
If one of your fantasies is lying on a bed in Hollywood, surrounded by eight naked women, then another is to have a beautiful wife and a nice rambling house in London with three kids running around... perhaps it's good to have a bit of tension in your fantasy life.