also help me find and realise ideas.
I look for the suggestion of one image as
it relates to another. I look at hundreds
of very different,
contrasting images and I pinch details from
them, rather like people
who eat from other peoples plates.
When I paint,
I want to paint an image from my imagination,
and this image is subsequently transformed.
conditions of human
life have not only been changed,
but revolutionized, within the past few
hundred years. In former days there was
between the dwelling, dress, food,
of the chief and those of his retainers.
become another dimension to who I am. I
don't think Sports
Illustrated is going to be wanting me.
But who cares? I'm at a different
place in my life.
thing about films
is you learn
new stuff all the time.
You think you can get to a point where you've
got it all down. But then another, different
in a world
in which we are able to communicate
very quickly in many different
ways, and yet we find communicating more
than ever. When in fact we need communication
more urgently than ever, because the enemies
that threaten us are universal: drugs,
illiteracy and crime. We have to fight against
there's any message to my work,
it is ultimately that it's OK to be different,
that it's good
to be different, that we should question
ourselves before we pass judgment on someone
who looks different, behaves different,
talks different, is a different color.
turned down three films
during the making of Gangs of New
York, so I know there is a lot riding
on this for me. There were a lot of phone
calls, meetings, faxes and cancellations.
But that is the price of being able to stay
on a film like this and try and take on
am just at that stage of wondering where
I go from here. I came into this business
almost by accident, but now it has become
as a bit of fun,
something to do other than be a model,
has taken on a different
curve. I have been forced to ask where that
curve is going to end up.
is the kind of thing that when you fall
in love, you know
immediately. I love a lot of people
not one of those people
you talk to who studied and loved
so and so. I loved the idea
of studying everyone. So I would go from
watching Saturday Night Live to a big deal
before cable was watching The Tonight Show
and getting so excited when there a comic
was on. It was such a big deal. I remember
watching Garry Shandling for the first time
and Jerry Seinfeld and watching their differences.
I also had a couple of Steve Martin's albums.
All of those things put together and SCTV
I guess collectively influenced
me in different kind of ways.
is eternal -- the aspect may change,
but not the essence. There is the same difference
in a person before and after he is in love
as there is in an unlighted lamp and one
that is burning. The lamp was there and
was a good
lamp, but now it is shedding light too,
and that is its real function. And love
makes one calmer about many things, and
that way, one is more fit for one's work.
van Gogh Quotes
all meant to do different
things in this life
and I've found that I love
and I love to feel useful and I love being
Finding a perfect
for all of that would just enhance it all.
has grounded me and made me understand
in a very different
like I'm Mad's mum
and I happen to have a good
as an actor
and I feel grateful for that. Mad fits into
I take him everywhere. I want him to understand
and be open to different
enough, I think, in the backward way that
a lot of films
that I did weren't particularly successful
early so I didn't get pigeonholed into having
to do one particular thing. I've sort of
been given a little free reign to try a
bunch of different
things and have them all fail
at once, so this has been a fun one. Look,
I'll do anything those guys
my occupation I am anyway constantly on
the way; there it does not make a genuine
that I travel
much now also for chess. I travel anyway:
for chess or for the Modeling,
remains the same itself.
else is the question
standards. Russian legislation allowed many
things that in the West were already considered
inappropriate. For example, our standards
on insider information
were completely different,
our standards of false advertising
were completely different, our standards
were completely different. I worked within
the standards that existed in Russia.
to keep doing new different
things and stuff I haven't done before.
character that I do I try to make different,
but I'm just not successful
most of the time.
I think that every character is unique in
it's own way.
trying to find things that are different
than anything I've done just to show my
abilities and so I can have some kind of
stretch. Cause most of the things Ive done
are still similar to me.
just looking at new cars
now. Im looking at all different
types of cars. My dads
always been really into cars, so he s
like a sports
car fanatic, so well see. Im
a safe driver but when Im with my
dad I drive faster because he says go
faster, go faster and he always says
you kind of mix around with different
and you become different you know
what I mean? You kind of are that person
when youre in that group of people.
like to introduce my color
prints under the most favorable of conditions.
For this reason I must separate them by
intervals of a different
character. I decided
that handwriting was best
suited for this purpose.
things. I only paint the difference
don't have to identify with a character
to play them, you just have to understand.
There's a difference,
between identifying with and understanding?
know, Ill get recognized when I go
for a cup of coffee. Ive been
working a lot, so I havent really
noticed things changing,
or anything different
life. Yeah, people
me, and its all very sweet and
very nice, but its not an imposition
in any way. In fact in London,
where I live, everybody leaves me alone.
Nobody recognizes me. Thats the way
Id like to keep it.
think every painting
should be the same size and the same color
so they're all interchangeable
and nobody thinks
they have a better painting or a worse painting...
Besides even when the subject is different,
want the same painting.
just like a Coca Cola bottle - when you
it, you always think
that it's yours and you can do whatever
you like with it. Now it's sort of different
because you pay a deposit on the bottle.
We're having the same problem
now with the John Wayne pictures. I don't
want to get involved, it's too much trouble.
I think that you buy a magazine,
you pay for it, it's yours. I don't get
mad when people take my things.
when I am filming,
Oh my god
am I going to be able to do this?
I think, hopefully,
is that Ive done a lot of different
before this film and I wont be this
is rewarding and a lot of fun,
but it's not the most important
thing in my life
because I know
when this is all over, the Master
isn't going to ask
me how many things I owned or how many television
I did. I think the questions will be, What
did I do to make a difference?
Did I learn
to live with love in my heart?