"Because Dean Norris plays a cop in everything he's fucking in!"
— Steven Michael Quezada answering Jack's question as to whether "Hank" is a cop or not, Breaking Bad outtakes
Van Cleef's face, in close-up, has the lean, hardened, embittered expression of a man who has either (a been pursuing his lonely vengeance across the plains of the West for thirty years, or (b realizes he will be making spaghetti Westerns for the rest of his life. The two looks are nearly indiscernible.
Jay:Liam Neeson stars in five revenge films a year. He's always out to avenge his daughter. Mike: Those aren't movies. Jay: Is that just— His life? Mike: The films that come out about Liam Neeson, it's called an "ongoing biography series."
"Who says Michael Cera plays the same role in every movie? That's absurd! In Super Bad he played a mild mannered teenager looking for love, in Juno he played— uh, okay, well in Scott Pilgrim— in Youth in Revolt— uh, okay, uh... Oh! Year One, he played a mild mannered caveman looking for love. See? totally different!"
Ive been offered so many Nazi roles. You couldnt believe. And Ive never really wanted to do it. Ill only do it if its more obtuse. Like with Marwen. Same with Inglourious Basterds. I never had any desire to be in that kind of movie to be honest, for obvious reasons, and I feel like its been done to death. How many movies do we need to see about that? Thats just my opinion. But watch, next year Ill be in more Nazi movies, Im sure.
David Warner: Who else was in that cast..? Malcolm Mcdowell: Which one? Warner:Hamlet. Do tell, who was in it? McDowell: Well, Estelle Kohler... Warner: No no no, I meant another guy. Well-known Star Trek guy. McDowell: (pretends to think) Oh, you mean, uh, Bill Shatner? ...Oh! Yes! Old Baldy! He was what, 23? He was playing old men even then.
"An actor can be anybody, but once you find a niche for yourself it becomes difficult to break out, difficult to convince people that I'm also capable of playing a husband or a lawyer or a postman or a priest or a family man or a nice guy without a cop attitude."
Paul F. Verhoeven: You're playing Max Lord, who is sort of like a troubled kind of dad, I would say, if you boil it down, and The Mandalorian is also a kind of troubled father figure. Are you afraid you're gonna get typecast as, like, "Unusual Dad"? Pedro Pascal: I've totally moved into "daddy", haven't I? Paul F. Verhoeven: You have, yeah. Pedro Pascal:(laughs) I'll take it. It's time. Paul F. Verhoeven: Yeah.