John Malkovich, 62, Says There Is No Use In Looking Back (Or Regrets)

Photo by Alex de Brabant

Photo by Alex de Brabant

The Talks: Do you have any regrets living your life like that?

John Malkovich: When I was younger I think I did have more regrets, which is a sort of different thing. More guilt, more regret, more shame, whatever. But I think as I got older I have regrets just as much as anybody else. I mean I’m not Édith Piaf. (Laughs) I’m more Sinatra in that way. I’ve had a few, but too few to mention. So of course I’ve got them, but I don’t live in the past in that way, because you can't go back, you can’t change it, you can’t un-cause the pain you caused, you can’t un-cause disappointment you caused – even to yourself, pain to yourself. You can’t really change the past.

Interview via The Talks