When I was getting started, I was so busy just fighting my way through, and I was under contract at Warner Brothers. I did 40 hours of color television with the late Robert Taylor as a young cop.
How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.
My grandfather and my father had wheat ranches, so we had quite a few trucks around and a lot of mules. Talk about horsepower - we had mule power.
I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.
In the late '60s, there were the the three B's: The Beatles, Batman, and Bond.
I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I'll do it.
I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn't go away.
The Batmobile wasn't a stickshift, and it was a challenge to drive, believe me.