Because he is...
He is passionate and compassionate…
He is interested in the world around him...
dedicated to his craft
respectful of others
gracious to his fellow actors
appreciative of his fans…
He feels joy, and has us share in the joy, of researching a new role, of becoming a new character.
He is an enthusiastic learner.
He brings humanity to his characters, even the villainous one.
Sometimes a kindred spirit...
He loves books, classical music, theater, art, and travel… good food, and fine wine, an occasional beer, and chocolate…
I would love to be his friend.
(this is what I know of the public man, the private man I don't know, and never truly will)
His body, his voice, his eyes, his hands, his hair…his nose