10/07/2004 AT 06:00 AM EDT
You had said you were nervous about becoming a father. Are you just putty in her hands now?
Oh yeah. She knows that I can't say no.
You took a year off to spend time with your family. Were you worried about the competition in Hollywood getting by you?
I've been doing this for too long to care anymore. It's not something that I'm going to do forever. … I have other interests. Golf. My daughter.
Are you talking about retirement?
Yeah. I mean, I wouldn't say that I'm not coming back. If (director) David (O. Russell) wanted me to work I would certainly work with friends and for friends. But yeah, I don't want to do this forever.
How has fatherhood changed you?
It changes everything. It certainly changes the decisions that I make in the future, the kinds of films that I do and the kinds of things that I put out there. I certainly would have a hard time accepting a role like (porn star Dirk Diggler in) Boogie Nights now that I have a daughter. I mean, I'm going to have to explain it anyway, but I was a different person then.
So no more sex and violence?
Yeah, especially if it's just to get paid. If it's real art, then it depends on the project. I mean, I'm really just at a different place.
What about marriage?