I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
I was never famous as a kid. That’s the biggest difference between me and any other kid actor is that I wasn’t famous as a kid.
I walk the streets take the train it’s real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: ‘Oh I’m so famous I can’t go places because I created this mythology that I’m so famous I can’t go places.’
I think success right now is not about how famous you are or how much you’re getting paid but it’s more about if you’re steadily working and you’re happy with what you’re doing.
I think that once you open the door and allow people in on a certain aspect it’s very hard to then control how far that ripple effect is. So I think that the person who is known or famous has the ability to decide what they do or don’t want to share.
I studied Hitchcock a little bit at University and knew the famous story about the Birds – that he’d tortured Tippi for a day using real birds. I had no idea that it was a five-day onslaught and that it was the tip of an iceberg that carried on through to another film.
I seek no longer to be a ‘famous’ person and instead I wish to live a ‘normal’ life.
I served the famous professors and scholars and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power because democracy shapes our lives.
I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous – or notorious – in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked ‘Hudson Hawk.’