You’re one of the good guys on Minority Report, but the villain on From Dusk Till Dawn. Does that induce some actor's schizophrenia?
To be the villain in a Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez world is so delicious and fun and explosive and unpredictable. And when it comes to being a good guy in a Steven Spielberg world, it’s just as explosive. Robert Rodriguez and Steven Spielberg gave me the chance to play two characters that are so far, far, far, polar opposite from one another, it’s a dream. Not many actors are given opportunities like that. Sometimes you’re given an opportunity and they expect you to play that same opportunity multiple times for three or four years. You know, I refuse to do that.
Rodriguez recently said that casting you as the villain was “a little out of the box.” Were you surprised he was interested in you?
He was one of the first ones to say, “Hey, you can do this. I think you can be the main villain in this.” He called me to offer me this part that wasn’t even written and he said, “Let’s just figure it out. Let’s make it up as we shoot.” Now, being 35 years old, knowing for a fact that I can do this and that I believe in myself on that level, I'm validated working with Robert Rodriguez.