My favorite actors are actors who are enigmatic and mysterious and never make the obvious choice in terms of the projects they do or who they work with or their craft. But I think that the less I know about an actor, the more chance I have of allowing their own persona to kind of slip away so I can get completely lost in the character they’re playing, and the more that people think they know about your personal life, the more difficult it becomes to preserve that. So when I’m not working or promoting something, I try to be as under-the-radar as I can.
I’m not really afraid of total failure, because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of succes, because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me. I’ve done some mediocre stuff, and it really bothers me. Having to live with mediocrity is pretty scary. - Robert Downey Jr.