I remember working on movies like Gettysburg and feeling that Jeff Daniels was kind of a mentor.
Every kid needs a mentor. Everybody needs a mentor.
In my early days I was a contract player at Universal and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James, who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
I'll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.
I claim Dickens as a mentor. He's my teacher. He's one of my driving forces.
I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice.
You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man's world. Fortunately he's a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he's a capable human being and has great communication skills.
I think kids should have a mentor and a role model, but that they shouldn't take one person's opinion to be what we call final assessment or judgment about how life is supposed to be.
When I was a young man, I had a mentor on women and he said when you meet a woman that you think you like, don't ask her for a drink. Take her out for a bowl of soup. Because a woman who can enjoy a bowl of soup is bound to be more interesting.
And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy.
Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.
Karl Malden was quite a mentor. He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago. He was a great mentor.
It's wonderful to work with someone with mentor status.
This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more.
He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read. He was my personal mentor.