Quaid, like Hancock, hails from Texas -- Houston itself, the city named for his character, as a matter of fact. You grow up in Texas, ... you learn Texas history before American history, and going to the Alamo as a kid or the San Jacinto battleground is a pilgrimage.
I didn't want to throw like an actress.
What, like I want to look like Dick Clark No. I think I look great with liver spots.
I have a resistance to change in things that I feel comfortable with and that I'm used to.
I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
That's what is great about what I do, going from one job to the other.
I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball.
I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.
I've been down to a 1 twice, and every time I get down there I start playing badly. I'm playing like a 13 right now. I have no idea why. It's all between the ears.
The Day After Tomorrow.
There's no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There's no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, 'Great,' you know, and you're on to the next one - and you never even got fired. It's wonderful.
It's the most beautiful setting in golf and you get to play with the best players in the world. It puts pressure on your game and it makes you that much better. It's just a magical setting.
For many years I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had and how much exercise I'd have to do.
Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.
I've spent about a year of my life here between the four movies I've filmed. I can't imagine how devastated people must feel.
I've done so many movies that when I see them I don't really watch them.
You don't have to be alone with your thoughts anymore. You don't have to process anything. You can call up someone to do something to instantly make you sort of feel better.
I want to work with great people. Great people really make you better.
I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how.
I've been playing music since I was 12 and I like to play in a band. It takes the place of theatre for me, the live performance element.
When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.
I wasn't interested in doing a baseball story.
I wasn't interested in doing a baseball story. My favorite sports movies transcend the sports that they are about.
My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
If you're going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously.