James Woods initially wanted to be an eye surgeon, but recognition knocked on his door and opened his life to acting. He started small, like many other new actors, by being a part of local theatre troupes. He soon became one of the most known actors in Hollywood, starring in over 130 films. He also is notable for his voiceover work. Apart from his contribution to film and theatre, Woods is a professional poker player and a vocal Democrat who actively participates in politics. His prolific output has impressed many critics. Here is a look at his sayings and opinions on politics, business, acting, films and love compiled from his interviews, articles, and other public appearances.