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I am not a hugely religious person, but I believe that there is a oneness with everything. And because there is this oneness, it is possible that my mother is the principal reason for my life.
I had two roles for which I compromised.
My wife collects knickknacks.
I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.
To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved.
So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one.
As a man, I’ve been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.
I knew what it was to be uncomfortable in a movie theater watching unfolding on the screen images of myself – not me, but black people – that were uncomfortable.
I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It’s everywhere.
So it’s been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.
I’m a good person.
I’d seen my father. He was a poor man, and I watched him do astonishing things.
My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
I wouldn’t change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.
I cannot be understood in three minutes.
I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists… in the loved one, perfection.