1. How did your casting in The Expendables come about?
I did THE SPECIALIST with Sly, and we were represented for a time by the same agent at ICM, Jack Gilardi. Sly and I were also both part of the same camping trip in Andrew Dice Clay's hilarious send up of us both.Sly wanted to put together some classic action guys, and I was fortunate enough to be part of that group.
2. How much fun was it getting to boss around tough guys Steve Austin and Gary Daniels?
That's a great question. Steve Austin is one of the most gentle people in the world.I had to tell him not to take my character personally.
3. Do you prefer playing a hero or villain in action films?
I really like both. I like playing good guys more than people realize I do.
4. What are you thoughts so far on Expendables 2 from what you've seen and heard of the casting and production?
I'll be first in line to see EXPENDABLES 2. With the success of the first one, I'm sure Sly will have even more freedom with 2. And he really is a good film maker.
5. Do you have anymore action films lined up in the future?
I'm going to do something called THE NIGHT NEVER SLEEPS. Plus I'm doing some comedies.I'm hoping to do an action television show, with a heavy drama element.I did BURN NOTICE. I did something with Eddie Izzard, called BULLET IN THE FACE. If I can clear a window I'm going to do a play that's been offered to me in New York. I would love doing that. I have a very intense movie coming out that I did with Keaton Simons, called THE NOVELIST.
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