Yo no nacÃ dichoso. De niÃ±o, mi himno favorito era: Â«Cansado del mundo y con el peso de mis pecadosÂ». A los cinco aÃ±os yo pensaba que si habÃa de vivir setenta no habÃa pasado aÃºn mÃ¡s que la catorceava parte de mi vida vital, y me parecÃa casi insoportable la enorme cantidad de aburrimiento que me aguardaba. En la adolescencia la vida me era odiosa, y estaba continuamente al borde del suicidio, del cual me librÃ© gracias al deseo de saber mÃ¡s matemÃ¡ticas. Hoy, por el contrario, gusto de la vida, y casi estoy por decir que cada aÃ±o que pasa la encuentro mÃ¡s gustosa. Esto es debido, en parte, a haber descubierto cuÃ¡les eran las cosas que deseaba mÃ¡s y haber adquirido gradualmente muchas de ellas. En parte es debido tambiÃ©n a haberme desprendido, felizmente, de ciertos deseos (la adquisiciÃ³n del conocimiento indudable acerca de algo) como esencialmente inasequibles. Pero en la mayor parte se debe a la preocupaciÃ³n, cada dÃa menor, de mÃ mismo.
You know, rock stardom... I have a hard time discussing that because I don't really accept it. It's not really that tangible. What's really bizarre is how it's used as a thing - you know, 'He's the rock star of politics,' 'He's the rock star of quarterbacks' - like it's the greatest thing in the world.
Working with Chaplin was very amusing and strange. His films are so funny, but working with him, I found him to be a very serious man. Whereas the films of Hitchcock are macabre, he could be a very funny man to work with, always telling jokes and holding court. Of course, when I worked with Charlie he was getting older.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, it's not a job, it's a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm - last thing at night you'll send emails, first thing in the morning you'll read emails, and you'll wake up in the middle of the night. But it's hugely rewarding as you're fulfilling something for yourself.
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time.