There are a lot of younger actors that don't seem to enjoy and embrace being stars in the same way you did...
Well, I think they'd like to. You know, I was a late big-time success, I was in my early 30s. Up until then I was a film-festival rat.
And for an American, when he begins to travel, that's a wonderful elixir. You begin to meet people, artists and so forth, from other countries and I was particularly fortunate in that - Bernardo Bertolucci, Roman Polanski, Milos Forman, all those guys were guys I met as a festival rat.
And after a year or so I started saying to them, "Look, we had better start developing our own social graces." It's like, to enjoy something you have to invest in it, you can't just pick up a tennis racket or a golf club, you have to invest time in your own leisure or by the time you're 50 you're going to be really bored. And I think that's what's hard.
My sense of that about people younger than me is that the decentralising of the town of Hollywood hasn't helped them. I remember when [ex-girlfriend] Angelica Huston and I used to entertain together, we had a lot of friends and there were always a lot of people coming and going into Los Angeles.
But since then it's become very hard to even know about a party or whatever that is not really professional. I was very rigid about my own parties; I never had a professional party at my house. I don't think my agent, who is a good friend of mine, has ever been to a party at my house.