Epps in September 2008
|Born||Omar Hashim Epps
July 20, 1973
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, rapper, songwriter, record producer|
|Spouse(s)||Keisha Epps (2006â€“present)|
I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks.
A lot of directors are overbearing and tend to make you doubt your instincts.
I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs.
You want to live your own life, but when you have fame, there are certain things you can't get away with.
The only way to ensure a film is going to sell is put Will Smith in it and you open it in 3,000 theaters and make sure we have all the top promotional spots in each venue.
Whatever art form you're working in, it's crucial to see it clearly, to feel it clearly, and not to worry about the results, or how someone else will see it.
People don't want to pay 8 or 9 dollars to go see a problem that they have in their life, on screen. They pay to get away from that. That's why they watch soap operas.
It's natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor's director. You know how to relate to the actors.
I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?
Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.
If someone saves your life, you develop a brotherhood, no matter what your race.
People are realizing that color has no bearing on what's known as brotherhood.