There’s three things: there’s masculinity, there’s intelligence, there’s sensitivity. You’ve got to bring those three things to a leading man’s role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there’s a little too much in the mix...
Every role varies greatly, just as emotions vary greatly.
If you do your job properly you usually learn a lot from any role you do.
The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me.
‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ was this role that utterly fell into my lap and changed my life.