“Our leading man/leading lady ideas are just so messed up. That’s why I define myself more as a character actor, not accepting the makeup that will make you look “right”. I want to see more different, interesting, real people onscreen. I could have more of a [laughs] sexual motive toward the screen if there were some real people up there. And there are a few, but not enough. I want to see more De Niros. I want to see more Spike Lees. I want to see more women, especially, up there.“ - River Phoenix
A man who is truly interested in a woman will find an endless number of reasons why he must see her. A man who is just playing around–or confused about his own feelings–will find an endless number of excuses why he didn’t show up.