We did the scene one way and I remember Jack speaking to Marty because he said he didn’t feel that he was intimidating enough. It was one of the table scenes, yeah, and it was one of the most memorable moments of my life as far as being an actor is concerned.
“When you decide to be something, you can be it. That’s what they don’t tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?”
“for me, as an actor, to embody the character of this guy that has to relay to the audience this constant 24 hour panic attack that i’m going through for my life, surrounded by people that would literally blow my head off if i gave them any indication that i was who i was, coupled with the fact that i’m sitting across the table from this homicidal maniac that would maybe light me on fire. it gives you your character a whole new dynamic and it completely altered and shifted the scene in a completely different direction. those were certainly some of the most intense moments of the film for me certainly and as an actor, as a human being, as a person, they are memories that i’ll never forget.”