"I did Henry V’s St Crispin’s Day speech in a huge outdoor amphitheatre. I remember my acting teacher grilling me because my voice wasn’t powerful enough to carry. She would sit in the front row, then she’d sit in the middle and then she’d stil at the top. I had a great deal of fun doing it, but I was no good."
"How you look, it must, it does, define what you get. You have to push to get certain parts. I did a film called Smokin’ Aces. And originally the casting director wouldn’t see me for the part - a tattooed, redneck hillbilly. I really wanted the part, I pushed for it, I went in and eventually got it. That was definitely one of the big highlights of my career."