"DuBois - my intellectual hero - had written an obit of Madam, praising her... I began to see Madam Walker beyond the definitions others had given her."
"I consider myself an inventor first and an entrepreneur second. In real life, my hero is Thomas Edison. He was a great inventor, but also an outstanding entrepreneur who was able to sell his inventions to the masses. He didn't just develop the light bulb; he invented the entire electric grid and power distribution system."
"I never really thought of myself as being an action hero or a leading man or any of that. I'm a character actor."
"Larger-than-life roles have never excited me. I'd rather play someone real who goes through obstacles and becomes a hero."
"Eventually, after the hero and heroine, it is the antagonist who comes with the most anticipation in any film."
"In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero's role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment."
"Being the hero doesn't bother me, but being part of a successful team does bother me."