A few things that stick out from the Classic Conversation with Kevin Kline:
When asked what is the secret to a successful 25 year relationship with his wife, he said: "I said no to a lot of things I wanted to do. I did projects close to home. I planned projects away from home during the summer so I could take my family with me." In other words, he made his family a priority and for that indeed he is a treasure.
He didn't know right away that he wanted to be an actor. It took him a while through school and trying out different things to figure it out. He was a musician and played the piano in a rock band, which had business cards printed with the band's name:
The One-Eyed Jacks
Jacks are wild!
He chooses projects because he thinks they will be fun and challenges are always fun. They are successful because the people involved are generous.
|as Cyrano de Bergerac|
When asked how do you play stupid people so brilliantly, he replied: Because I'm stupid and I know it. It's like that quote from Socrates: "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." So, I am a genius.
All in all a fun night and a great insight into being creative and fearless.