Look you're young, you have fun. You get older, you get a few responsibilities. You get even older, people stop caring about you, and then you die. And you know what? I'm excited about that. I'm not trying to fight the inevitable. It's all got to come to an end. I just want to choose the ending.
I can't remember the last time I punched somebody for no reason, but that happened all the time. The last , I don't know, 50 fights that I was in, though, there was a reason.
I was raised right. I was influenced in some wrong ways and I did a lot of fucked-up shit, but I try to put that behind me.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
I have more money now than I know what to do with.
He's a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don't believe it.
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
The world is very different today than it was in 1968.
A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.
Immortality... Is that a super power?
Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I'm on my own.
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
Marty and I were constantly in this struggle. I had problems with Marty. He was "I'm Martin Scorsese... da-dee-da." He was pushing me in different ways. But it wasn't just Marty. The whole time I was in the character so I was mad at everybody. It was Leo, Matt and Jack. Fuck Jack too. We were able to laugh about it afterwards and we have a great relationship now and we're going to do other stuff in the future.
(His reaction to his Oscar-nomination for The Departed (2006)): Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.
(Reflecting on his delight for starring in Walt Disney's Invincible (2006)): It's a movie my kids can see - my nieces and nephews. I haven't had that. None of my nieces and nephews have seen Boogie Nights (1997), thank God! I haven't made too many PG movies.
I've always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his. I won't play forever. Some don't know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.