Zitat des Tages von Donald Sutherland:
I haven't been very good about dealing with disappointment. I suffer it, and then when that suffering becomes a kind of predation, then it's gone. Because the disappointment is not always realistic.
You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.
I would look a little silly playing Casanova now.
At my age, you sort of fart your way into a role.
Joe Wright called me and I also had some trepidation along those lines but he said no, it would work. He had a very clear and specific idea of what he wanted to do.
No, I'm not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn't persuade them and it cost me everything I had.
But even with no money you could still go to places like the Scotch Club and, you know, John Lennon might be sitting right over there, but I was certainly not a part of any of that circle. I was truly peripheral.
I am so glad my wife tolerates me. And we have three wonderful sons.
The only thing I feel passionate about is my wife.
I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.
But no, I love acting, it's a wonderful job.
I have never planned anything. I have been doing this job for over 50 years. I have been paid to work with some wonderful people and it has been a huge gift, to me.
Not too much, though there's a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you.
I don't think I'm an actor who takes their characters home with him. But I certainly do take the preparation home.
I was obsessed with not knowing what happened after you were dead. And I sat or kneeled for a whole day with my head against the wall, trying to figure it out. But I couldn't, and I just said, 'Okay.' And then it was nothingness.