I always loved the idea of learning martial arts, but it wasn't until I was in my 20s that I really started doing it and taking up karate.
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
Anyone who works in the arts knows, if you're writing a novel or a play or anything, you have to be ready for someone to say, 'Your time is up.'
I've been asked which of the other arts novel-writing is most like, and I have come to believe it is acting. Of course, in terms of pattern it can be like music, in terms of structure it can be like painting, but the job to me is most like acting.
Though there is such a rich tradition of culture and arts, I have never been invited to perform at a concert in South India.
A lot of people don't realize, when you are acting in a martial arts film, you're not just performing martial arts. You're not just performing martial arts. You're actually acting as much as any other actor.
It takes years of building that experience as a filmmaker, as well as physically. You have to have a high level understanding of martial arts.
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, 'Bourne Identity', every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
I try to update my arsenal constantly. Learning different martial arts since childhood. To understand what's out there. To really be in tune.
I think a lot of people don't realize that martial arts are just an expression like anything else. It's just that most people are not trained to punch or kick, but you can walk or run or dance, which is also part of expression.
A lot of Chinese martial arts films were based on Chinese martial arts novels. And these novels created a world of putting history, calligraphy, and martial arts into one.
There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.
The only thing that I was equipped for with my very mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.
My mother and father met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was a senior and she was a junior, and their marriage didn't last very long.
I went to a performing arts high school, we learned Shakespeare, I did 'Fences.' When you train, you can do anything.
Most people say I look mean, and because I play so many tough roles and because of my size and my martial arts background, they think I am, but I'm really not.
Since I do seven different styles of martial arts, I don't foresee myself fighting the same in any two movies. I think every fighting style should fit the character that's doing the fighting.
I'm very, very, very interested in martial arts.
Mormonism was born amid secrecy, and throughout its existence as a religion it has sustained a close yet complex relationship to the arts of silence.
Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.