• "Because you know, down deep in my heart, when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor."
  • "In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right."
  • "Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago."
  • "I'm an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30's. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled."
  • "Most of the early part of an actor's career, you do the jobs you get."
  • "I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being."
  • "I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that."
  • "Once you've been really bad in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop."
  • "Acting is everybody's favorite second job."
  • "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."