so much, I don't know how you can follow
that I have today has come from Friends.
I will always love it, and no other job
will compare to it. No one can say they'll
never go back to doing that ever, that would
But right now I feel
like I've done it; I've spent 15 years doing
it and I'm excited
to venture into this new arena.
we get comfortable as a company, I like
to push the boat out again. My wife keeps
saying, "Why? Why? You're fifty. Take
it easy. Let's enjoy it." But I'm in
a fairly unique position. Yesterday, the
first of nine hundred new trains arrived
in the UK and went into service. We are
going to transform Britain's rail system
from the worst in the world to the best.
If you can do a few things like that, when
the body gives out, you can say you've lived
a good life. If I put all my money in the
bank and drink myself to death in the Caribbean,
I just think that would be a waste of the
fantastic position I've found myself in.
need to find new
ways to stay ahead of the pack because
will never go bust.
are like buses, there's always another one
didn't become an actor
to have power,
but it just happens that I have it and so
I have a lot of opportunities.
it's a risk
to do a movie
of this calibre on a subject matter and
a point in history
very familiar with. It's a tough subject
- so salary-wise
you have to make sacrifices to make a certain
film happen. I would have been an idiot
to pass up the opportunity
with Mr Scorsese.
see, every person looks for opportunities.
If he is a little bit lucky,
he finds the opportunities. If he is less
lucky, but is ready to break the law,
then he finds other opportunities.
inside the plane! I never have time
to unpack; I'm always leaving in two days
again. I travel
a lot, and at the beginning it was really
The first time I went inside a plane, I
was 15 years old and I had so much fun.
I like to travel all over the world
[about] new cultures.
Not that many people
have the opportunity
to do that.
I'm trying to stay calm and not feel
like this is all too good
to be true
and any day it can disappear. You can't
think like that or feel stressed
by the fact that a lot of opportunities
are opening up for you. I've worked
hard to get to this point and this is one
more stage in my life.
and close off my mind to other opportunities
as they may arise.
work, taking your opportunities,
taking your advantages. (How
Murdoch has achieved his success)
could hear my inner voice
telling me it wasn't time,
don't do it. And people
around me whom I love
me to wait until I was sure everything was
ready, but I thought
I could make it all right because I wanted
it to be all right. I was pleased that I
had an opportunity
to make it happen, and I wanted to get my
juices flowing. But I wasn't ready for it.