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[in 1996] Directing is more comfortable for me, because as an actor there's always something inherently false. Because I'm not that person. I can spend a week in jail, but I'm still leaving. I once talked to a shaman who said, "What makes you think these characters you play aren't real? I think you should examine that.' But it has always been my great frustration as an actor that I can't go deep ...
He tried to be as bulky as possible to play Big Harold in Platoon
(1986), but the vigorous boot-camping training, bad food and rough shoot caused him to lose a lot of weight. When he noticed Whitaker was getting thinner, Oliver Stone
said to him, "What are you doing? You're supposed to be 'Big' Harold".
His left eye, which can not open fully due to the hereditary condition ptosis.