Originally Posted by TheTrekkie
1. Looking at his biography at the Royal Shakespeare Company
2. I read an interview some time ago, how honored he was to play Macbeth in big theatres. Don't think he would say the same with the same fervor about a blockbuster he hasn't heard from until he was casted.
A blockbuster just would be a job, the bigger the movie the bigger the money.
But theatre and Shakespeare are his passion.
Exactly, you can't compare Shakespeare's greatest characters to playing Professor X in the least.
And if he wanted to be in blockbusters, he wouldn't have decided to leave California, relocate to Britain and go back to the theatre he started from.