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(on what inspires him as an actor) I like to go to new places. To specify, it is to say that I like not knowing. I like knowing when I get there. I know when it starts coming around and it raises the hair or it doesn't. I was trained in the theater. So it was instilled in me as a young performer to take chances and not to worry about all that, because failure is a part of growth. If you're gonna ...
Though his first theatrical film was a comedy (Carbon Copy
(1981)), he has only done three more since. Has mentioned that he's always wanted to do a great one.
In almost all the films - e.g. Man on Fire
(2004), American Gangster
(2007), John Q
(2002) - where he handles or uses sidearms (usually a 9mm Beretta or similar pistols), there's a scene of him swiftly ejecting a bullet from the loaded chamber by pulling back the slide assembly and subsequently catching the bullet before it falls to the ground.