Chatting with PEOPLE for this week’s issue, the 54-year-old Oscar winner also revealed how he’s pretty handy around the house and why he was in awe of his daughter’s basketball skills.
Last Time I Was Starstruck
It was fantastic to meet the Dalai Lama. It was his birthday celebration, and they asked me if I would come to introduce him, so I got a chance to spend the afternoon with him. It was really very moving. It was centered around peace.
Last Game I Played
I gamble, and I’ve been playing craps a little. I did really good! And I played Scrabble with the kids. I hadn’t really played it [before], but we had a great time.
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Last Time I Watched the Sunset
I was working in the countryside in Louisiana, and I was driving back at the end of the day. To see the colors change and the lights between the trees was absolutely beautiful.
Last Person I Complimented
I gave one to my youngest [daughter True]. I was telling her how proud I was of her because her basketball team won the league championship. It was a big deal.