There is a different definition of the leading man now. It’s fantastic. You look at the leading men of the past and they are very different. Hollywood is finally opening the door wider to more realistic portrayals of who people are. It’s not just about beautiful Hollywood stars.
“I hate the word ‘lucky.’ It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinners with dimes- I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for fifty bucks and trying to be true to myself as an artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I won’t say I’m lucky.“