The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Had I not got the Thursday night ten o'clock slot at 'ER', if they'd put us on Friday night, then I wouldn't have a film career. That's luck, not my own genius, though I like to think it was.
Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties.
I didn't become really successful until I was in my thirties. I can still remember sitting on the closet floor of my buddy's house, completely broke. My friends would want to go out to dinner, to get a hamburger, and I couldn't afford to go. They had the money to pay, but I didn't want them to pay. That happened a lot. At one point, I remember my buddy Brad loaning me a hundred dollars. He's now running our production company. I'm still paying that debt off, you know?
I know what my limitations are as an actor, but my strength is putting myself into a well-written part. When I get in trouble is when I have to fix it, or when I have to carry it on personality.
An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.
I'm a hybrid. I succeed in both worlds. I hope that selling out on Ocean's Eleven is not such a bad deal. The trade-off is, I get to go make something uncommercial that will probably lose money.
I never thought Batman & Robin was going to be a great film. I thought it was a great opportunity for me. And suddenly we're filming. The script isn't together. I'm just miserable in the suit, trying to make scenes work. That's not the way to make a movie.
When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
There's no challenge if you walk into a room and everyone recognises you. It takes the suspense out of being the seducer. It's something I've gotten used to, but there is a warping effect on how you interact with other people.
I'm only two years older than Brad Pitt, but I look a lot older, which used to greatly frustrate me. It doesn't anymore. I don't have to fit into that category and get trounced by Tom Cruise and Brad.
After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on 'ER', I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy.