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You've said before that the word "icon" is bandied about too much - but it's surely valid in your case, not just because of the work you've done, but more because you've lived the way we expect movie stars to live... There are a lot of younger actors that don't seem to enjoy and embrace it in quite the same way... You know, I was a late big-time success, I was in my early 30s. And for an American, when he begins to travel, that's a wonderful elixir.
You begin to meet people, artists and so forth, from other countries and I was particularly fortunate in that - Bernardo Bertolucci, Roman Polanski, Milos Forman, all those guys were guys I met as a festival rat. I don't really know, but my sense of that about people younger than me is that the decentralising of the town of Hollywood hasn't helped them.
But I think I was kind of losin' it a little in the quality department. It's the uniqueness of the movie that makes it personal to me.
I was doing some movies that I should have backed away from. None of the people you mentioned is any more a personal director than Sean Penn or James L Brooks or Nancy Meyers. These people here, to take the three I've mentioned, are unique.
She likes to write for a particular actor so certain amounts of it were actually extracted from those conversations, I imagine. I mean, in general, I'm not into categories and generalities. He is very set in his specific way of life, he is a nightclubber and he is all of those things which, of course, I have been in my time but I no longer am.
Something's Gotta Give follows Anger Management and About Schmidt as your third comedy in a row. The way I reacted to 9/11 was I decided I didn't want to do any movies that are sad or critical.
I decided I didn't want to make my living depressing people or making them go home sick, so I just decided I wanted to do comedy for a while and study it for a while.
I would have to say I'm thin-skinned with a lot of calluses grown over the top of it.
I mean, I'll always feel it but it's very hard to get me to react to anything like that. You never hear anybody from New Jersey complaining about it!
As happy, in fact, as he is to send himself up in Nancy What Women Want Meyers' latest rom-com, Something's Gotta Give.