Chris: I was already 35 years old, and I'd been in show business for 30-plus years, and suddenly there was this big movie and I was getting an Oscar, and this enormous thing happened. In Annie Hall, I played the strange brother who wanted to drive into oncoming cars. Immediately after that was The Deer Hunter , where I played this nice guy who shoots himself in the head. Something happened there. The fact that they came so close together, and they were both important movies, two big public things where I was simultaneously... 'disturbed.' That got the ball rolling for me in terms of being an actor.