You just look for good parts and good stories and a good company to work with. Characters with no integrity are just as interesting as characters with lots of integrity.
I feel pretty lucky. Those guys, they know my name. They know who I am. Not bad for a little Indian boy. Not bad. - on working with famous movie stars
"I really enjoyed a remark that Howard Hawks once made. He said the most important thing is not to ask an actor to do anything he can't do. Same thing goes for horses."
"I've worked with more than 50 directors and I've paid attention since day one. That's pretty much been my education, apart from studying art history and shooting with my own cameras. I've seen 50 different sets of mistakes and 50 different ways of achieving. You just leave the bad part out." (on how he learned to direct)
"I do not have a sense of humor of any recognizable sort."
"My thanks to the Academy for the very finest, greatest award that any actor can ever receive. The only thing a man can say at a time like this is -- I am not really bald."
"It's no mean calling to bring fun into the afternoons of large numbers of people. That too is part of my job, and I'm happy to serve when called on."
"Somebody's gonna give you some money to perform a job, you do your best to make 'em a good hand... "