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Roland Bader

Biography

Although he’s best known being a choral conductor, Roland Bader in addition has been active before voiceless orchestras, saving the music of Weill, Paderewski, Joachim, plus some lesser-known composers through the entire 1980s and 1990s. However Bader’s primary curiosity continues to be choral music, an undeniable fact borne out by his recordings of mainstream and offbeat eighteenth and nineteenth hundred years masses as well as other liturgical functions by famous brands Mozart, Bruch, Beethoven, Bruckner, Weber, and also Nicolai, Suppé, and Donizetti. Bader examined on the Stuttgart Musikhochschule. His profession was rather gradual to build up until he became key conductor at Oberhausen, where he offered 1970 – 1974. He was also movie director from the Folkwang Hochschule at Essen and choral movie director of St. Hedvig’s Cathedral in Berlin beginning in 1974. His account became higher within the 1980s; he offered as chief visitor conductor using the Krakow Philharmonic and choral movie director at NDR, Hamburg, from 1983. He also started producing regular choral performances on the Salzburg Celebration in 1984.

Quick Facts


Full Name Roland Bader
Profession Conductor
Music Songs La Vita Nuova, Die Schöpfung: Stimmt an die Saiten, St. Cecilia Mass: VI. Benedictus, F.X.W. Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat, Op.25 - Allegro con brio, The Creation, H. 21/2: No. 28, Chorus - "Vollendet ist das große Werk", Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45: I. Te Deum laudamus, Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45: V. In Te, Domine, speravi, IV. Finale: Kraftig und entschieden bewegt, Bruch: Sanctus, Op.35, 2, F.X.W. Mozart: Piano Concerto in C, Op.14 - Allegro maestoso, St. Cecilia Mass: VII. Agnus Dei, Hoffmann: Undine - Ouvertüre, F.X.W. Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat, Op.25 - Andante espressivo, F.X.W. Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat, Op.25 - Rondo/Allegretto, Bruch: Damajanti, Op.78 - 2. and 3. Part, Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 3rd mov. Rondo - Vivace, Nicolai: Te Deum - 5. Te gloriosus / Te per orbem terrarum, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 40: Ruhig bewegt, Die Schöpfung, Pt. 2, Hob.XXI:2: Rezitativ. "Und Gott sah jedes Ding", Die Schöpfung, Pt. 3, Hob.XXI:2: Rezitativ. "O glücklich Paar", Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 1st mov. Maestoso, Die Schöpfung, Pt. 1, Hob.XXI:2: Einleitung. "Die Vorstellung des Chaos" - Rezitativ und Chor. "Am Anfangeschuf Gott", F.X.W. Mozart: Piano Concerto in C, Op.14 - Rondo/Allegretto, Concerto for String Orchestra: III. Vivo, Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45: I. "Te deum laudamus" - Allegro, Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45: V. "In te, domine speravi" – Mäßig bewegt, Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45: II. "Te ergo quaesumus" - Moderato, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 40: Finale: Kräftig und entschieden bewegt, Die Schöpfung, Pt. 3, Hob.XXI:2: Rezitativ. "Aus Rosenwolken bricht", Nicolai: Te Deum - 12. Per singulos dies, Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 1st mov. Allegro maestoso, Nicolai: Te Deum - 1. Te deum laudamus
Albums Requiem, Kyrie, Op.35, 1- Sanctus, Op.35, 2 - Agnus Dei, Op.35, 3, Piano Concerto in C, Op.14 - Piano Concerto in E flat Op.25, Symphony No. 3 / Concerto for String Orchestra, Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 1 - Chorus I - Three Pieces In The Old Style, Lyatoshinsky: Symphony No. 4 & 5, Te Deum - Motetten, Haydn: Die Schöpfung & Messe No. 14 "Harmoniemesse"


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#Fact
1 Was a close friend of John Kennedy Jr., both having attended Phillips Academy (Andover) high school together. Spader even dined occasionally with John Jr. at his mother Jacqueline Kennedy's Upper East Side apartment in New York.
2 The birth date on the "Ten Most Wanted" poster for Raymond "Red" Reddington on The Blacklist (2013) in February 7, 1960, Spader's actual birth date.
3 He has English, as well as smaller amounts of Scottish, French, Dutch, German, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Many of his ancestral lines trace back to Colonial America of the 1600s. Among James's famous ancestors are Laurent Clerc, an educator of the deaf, mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, Revolutionary War general Joshua Babcock, and Paul Mascarene, a Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. James also shares a common "Vanderbilt" ancestor with famous businessman Cornelius Vanderbilt.
4 Parents are Stoddard Greenwood and Jean Spader.
5 Is a huge fan of Bob Dylan.
6 Ex-son-in-law of Lee Kheel.
7 Fiancée Leslie Stefanson gave birth to his third son on August 31, 2008.
8 Has a photographic memory. He can look at a script and he remembers what the pages look like. As he films a scene, he "reads" the page. The only reason he screws up a line is if very similar words (e.g. it and is) are written fairly close together.
9 His father died two weeks before he began production on Critical Care (1997).
10 He was working as a janitor at a rehearsal studio in Times Square when he landed his first feature film Endless Love (1981).
11 Auditioned for the role of Cadet Captain Alex Dwier in the drama film Taps (1981), but eventually lost to Sean Penn.
12 Has appeared with Eric Stoltz in four films: A Killer in the Family (1983), The New Kids (1985), 2 Days in the Valley (1996) and Keys to Tulsa (1997).
13 Good friends with actors Christian Clemenson, Robert Downey Jr., Eric Stoltz and Jason Alexander.
14 Is quick to point out that, unlike the sleazy, sneaky characters he is best known for playing, he is actually a nice, friendly man in real life.
15 First performer to win Leading Drama Actor Emmy Awards for portraying the same character (Alan Shore) on two different series (The Practice (1997) and Boston Legal (2004)).
16 Has very poor eyesight, and cannot wear contact lenses. Has said that in roles in which he does not wear his eyeglasses, he can barely make out the face of the actor across from him in the scene.
17 Loves cooking and is an excellent chef.
18 Born on the same date (7 February 1960) as Saturday Night Live (1975)'s "TV Fun House" writer/cartoonist Robert Smigel, best known as the voice of Triumph the insult comic dog from Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
19 Refuses to watch any of the movies he has appeared in.
20 His wife, Victoria Spader, was the set decorator for Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989).
21 Is known to prefer being called "Jimmy".
22 Has two unsuccessful television pilots, Diner (1983) and Starcrossed (1985), to his credit.
23 Greatly admires the work of Charles Laughton.
24 Has two sons: Sebastian Spader (born 1989) and Elijah Spader (born 1992).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blacklist 2013-2017 TV Series Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Ultron
The Homesman 2014 Aloysius Duffy
Lincoln 2012 W.N. Bilbo
The Office 2011-2012 TV Series Robert California
Shorts 2009 Mr. Black
Boston Legal 2004-2008 TV Series Alan Shore
Shadow of Fear 2004 William Ashbury
The Practice 2003-2004 TV Series Alan Shore
Alien Hunter 2003 Julian Rome
I Witness 2003 Douglas Draper
The Pentagon Papers 2003 TV Movie Daniel Ellsberg
The Stickup 2002 John Parker
Secretary 2002 Mr. Grey
Speaking of Sex 2001 Dr. Roger Klink
Slow Burn 2000 Video Marcus
The Watcher 2000/I Campbell
Supernova 2000/I Nick Vanzant
It All Came True 1998 Stevenson Lowe
Seinfeld 1997 TV Series Jason 'Stanky' Hanky
Critical Care 1997 Dr. Werner Ernst
Keys to Tulsa 1997 Ronnie Stover
Driftwood 1997 The Man
2 Days in the Valley 1996 Lee Woods
Crash 1996 James Ballard
Stargate 1994 Dr. Daniel Jackson
Frasier 1994 TV Series Steven
Wolf 1994 Stewart Swinton
Dream Lover 1993 Ray Reardon
The Music of Chance 1993 Jack Pozzi
Bob Roberts 1992 Chuck Marlin
Storyville 1992 Cray Fowler
True Colors 1991 Tim Gerrity
White Palace 1990 Max Baron
Bad Influence 1990 Michael Boll
The Rachel Papers 1989 Deforest
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 Graham Dalton
Jack's Back 1988 John / Rick Wesford
Greasy Lake 1988 Video Digby
Wall Street 1987 Roger Barnes
Less Than Zero 1987 Rip
Baby Boom 1987 Ken Arrenberg
Mannequin 1987 Richards
Pretty in Pink 1986 Steff
Starcrossed 1985 TV Movie Joey Callaghan
The New Kids 1985 Dutra
Tuff Turf 1985 Morgan Hiller
Family Secrets 1984 TV Movie Lowell Everall
A Killer in the Family 1983 TV Movie Donny Tison
Diner 1983 TV Short Fenwick
Cocaine: One Man's Seduction 1983 TV Movie Buddy Gant
The Family Tree 1983 TV Series Jake Nichols
Endless Love 1981 Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
Team-Mates 1978 Jimmy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blacklist TV Series executive producer - 28 episodes, 2015 - 2017 co-executive producer - 18 episodes, 2014 - 2015

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 2014-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Avengers: Age of Ultron - From the Inside Out: Making of Avengers - Age of Ultron 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2014 TV Series
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2004-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Blacklist: Are You on the Blacklist? 2013 TV Special Raymond 'Red' Reddington
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Discovery Atlas 2006 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Reichen Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series [Drama]
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 1996 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Marvel's Avengers 2016 Video Game Ultron
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series Dr. Daniel Jackson
The Frame 2013 TV Series James Ballard
Scenes from the Roundtable 2007 Video documentary short Jason 'Stanky' Hanky
Cinema 3 2007 TV Series James Ballard
Sexes 2005 TV Series James Ballard
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Graham
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Stargate' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Master of Desaster: Roland Emmerich - eine Hollywoodkarriere 1998 TV Movie documentary Dr. Daniel Jackson (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
2012 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble Lincoln (2012) · Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Hal Holbrook
· Tommy Lee Jones
· David Strathairn
2012 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast Lincoln (2012) · Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Hal Holbrook
· Tommy Lee Jones
· David Strathairn
2012 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Lincoln (2012) · Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· David Strathairn
· Hal Holbrook
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Boston Legal (2004)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
1989 Best Actor Cannes Film Festival Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Virtual Performance Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama The Blacklist (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama The Blacklist (2013)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series The Blacklist (2013)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series The Blacklist (2013)
2014 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor The Blacklist (2013)
2014 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Villain The Blacklist (2013)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Lincoln (2012) · Joseph Cross
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Jackie Earle Haley
· Jared Harris
· John Hawkes
· Hal Holbrook
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Bruce McGill
· Gulliver McGrath
· Tim Blake Nelson
· David Oyelowo
· Lee Pace
· Gloria Reuben
· David Strathairn
· Michael Stuhlbarg
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Lincoln (2012) · Daniel Day-Lewis
· Sally Field
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Hal Holbrook
· Tommy Lee Jones
· David Strathairn
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Lincoln (2012) · Daniel Day-Lewis
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Sally Field
· David Strathairn
· John Hawkes
· Lee Pace
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Hal Holbrook
· Joseph Cross
· Jackie Earle Haley
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series The Office (2005) · Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Ed Helms
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
· Zach Woods
2009 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004) · Candice Bergen
· Saffron Burrows
· Christian Clemenson
· Taraji P. Henson
· John Larroquette
· William Shatner
· Tara Summers
· Gary Anthony Williams
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004) · Rene Auberjonois
· Candice Bergen
· Julie Bowen
· Saffron Burrows
· Christian Clemenson
· Taraji P. Henson
· John Larroquette
· William Shatner
· Tara Summers
· Mark Valley
· Gary Anthony Williams
· Constance Zimmer
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004) · Rene Auberjonois
· Candice Bergen
· Craig Bierko
· Julie Bowen
· William Shatner
· Mark Valley
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Boston Legal (2004)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Boston Legal (2004)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Boston Legal (2004) · Rene Auberjonois
· Ryan Michelle Bathe
· Candice Bergen
· Julie Bowen
· Justin Mentell
· Rhona Mitra
· Monica Potter
· William Shatner
· Mark Valley
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Boston Legal (2004)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Star
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Boston Legal (2004)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Boston Legal (2004)
2003 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Secretary (2002)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Wolf (1994)
1990 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Jack's Back (1988)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Lincoln (2012) · Michael Stuhlbarg
· Sally Field
· Daniel Day-Lewis
· Joseph Gordon-Levitt
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Jackie Earle Haley
· Tommy Lee Jones
· David Strathairn
· Hal Holbrook

TitleSalary
Secretary (2002) $400,000 + gross points
Stargate (1994) $1,000,000

#Quote
1 I've always loved antiheroes. Those were the characters I was drawn to growing up, and if I'm equipped to play a hero at all, it's certainly an antihero!
2 When you're a kid running around playing make-believe, everything is changing from moment to moment - and a TV show is like that too. That's what I got into the business for! I like to know just enough to do the job.
3 [on his menial jobs before acting] I drove a truck for a while for a meat packing plant. I shoveled manure at the Clarmont Riding Academy in New York. Mopped floors for a while. I uploaded railroad cars and trailers at a warehouse. I wasn't really qualified for anything else.
4 [on doing Stargate (1994)] I didn't have a great knowledge of this genre. The only demand I was putting on the picture was that my paycheck came in and that I had fun making it. It seemed like it would be rather light-hearted. And it was. I'm not a big fan of films that take themselves seriously.
5 [1995] I'm not eager at all to present my life out there for public consumption. I like to do one or two films a year and then do what is absolutely obligatory in terms of promoting them. My life outside of films is vital to me.
6 [1990] I had real trouble, actually, for a long time, getting people to hire me. My anxiety used to manifest itself in strange ways. I'd go in to read for some innocent, vulnerable character, and the feedback would be, "Well, we met Jimmy... and he scared us.".
7 [1990] You know, when you choose to make your living as an actor, it's all fine and good to look at it as some kind of artistic endeavor. At its best, it is that. But the fact is, most of the actors out there don't earn $3 million a picture and can't afford to take two years off between films and look for the right thing. Most of us are tradesmen. Acting for me, is a passion, but it's also a job, and I've always approached it as such. I have a certain manual-laborist view of acting. There's no shame in taking a film because you need some money. No shame in taking a film because you have always wanted to visit China. I was thinking about this last night as I was driving home. I started to go back through the different films I've done, and the television movies I've done and I started to think about why I chose them at that time. And I realized, every single film I've ever done I've taken because of the money. Every single one. I'm not ashamed to say that.
8 I grew up a Red Sox fan. I grew up going to Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum and Symphony Hall and going to the Common, walking around. My whole family at different times lived and worked in Boston.
9 I played cops and robbers and pirates and all the rest when I was a kid, but I didn't want to grow up and be an actor and play cops and robbers and pirates. I wanted to grow up and be that, be cops and robbers and pirates.
10 [2005] I've had a lazy career, sometimes one film a year, sometimes none. I'm walking around in the street and doing this other thing, living, that I'm much more interested in. I just do some acting on the side.
11 Sometimes with people their work is the most important thing to them, and sometimes the work enables you to do other things that are more important to you. I probably am closer to that.
12 Acting is a great way to make a living, especially when I consider what my alternatives were and probably still are. I mean, you are only making movies. It is a lot less pressure than being a surgeon; although it seemed like the only other thing that I was qualified for was manual labour.
13 You just want to work. I like playing character roles and I do not mind being a real son-of-a-bitch, or embarrassing myself. But as you go along you begin to realize that the work has a criterion and as your choices get broader you start cutting out the things that are not worth the time. On the whole I have been lucky; I do not look back with a huge amount of distaste for the work I have done.
14 (on his sadomasochistic scenes in the movie Secretary (2002)): I did something in that scene that I'd never done in a film before but that's been the case with so many of my movies.
15 I have my own artistic sensibilities and Crash (1996) complements them. It is a provocative, challenging, disturbing film made for adults. It's not a skeleton in the closet for me.
16 Studio people are afraid of Crash (1996). It makes a statement about whoever releases the film. Miramax took a lot of flak for releasing Kids (1995). The same will happen for whoever releases Crash (1996).
17 If I don't need the money, I don't work. I'm going to spend time with my family and friends, and I'm going to travel and read and listen to music and try to learn a little bit more about how to be a human being, as opposed to learning how to be somebody else.
18 (Why did he accept the lead in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)?): I took the film because I was interested in doing that part. Looking at work as stepping stones is something I don't have any time or energy for. It seems a shame to look at your work as some sort of means to an end, because the end is death, you know? The means is the flesh and blood, so you'd better enjoy it. F--- the end.
19 If I don't need the money, I don't work. I don't mind going to somebody and saying, "Okay, this is how much money I need to pay my bills for the next six months. If you pay me that, I'll do the film.".

#Trademark
1 Often plays sleazy, sneaky villains
2 Rich smooth voice

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