Born: May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Date of Death 26 February 2017 (complications from surgery)
Married to: Louise Newbury (12 May 1987 – present) (2 children)
Kelly Rowan (2 October 1979 – 22 July 1980) (divorced)
I support the troops. This is tough time right now. I think a lot of people in our industry are afraid to speak out. I had a drink with Sean Penn the other night. He went over to Baghdad in December just to see for himself what was going on. And that guy is as American as anybody I ever met.
[on auditioning for The Doors (1991)] I read my ass off. At the time I was doing Navy Seals (1990) and I flew up with short hair and a mustache to read for the lead. [Oliver Stone’s] response was, “Well, I just don’t see it”.
[on James Cameron] This guy has more integrity than anyone I ever met in my life.
Anyone who’s worked very hard on a craft or an art to get a certain precision in terms of execution and performance wants to get past all that stuff that holds you up – your ego, all the doubts.
[on his experiences as a director] I have great empathy for my actors. They trust me because they know that I have been on the front end of the camera.
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