I was reading a book… ‘the history of glue’ – I couldn’t put it down.
I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest as they say is history.
I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.
I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn’t often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses psychology courses history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.
I just think it would be unrealistic to suggest we’re going to eliminate every last domestic insurgent in Afghanistan. Certainly the history of the country would indicate that’s not a very realistic objective and I think we have to have realistic objectives.
I don’t want to get home from work and wonder if I could have done better if I didn’t go out that night. What you’re doing is going to go on the big screen and go down in history.
I don’t think that there’s been one example in history where somebody has openly talked about their personal life and it’s done them any good.
I don’t see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we’ve been mistreated throughout history in different countries including America. I admire women.