The actor talks about westerns, his favorite place in fall, and what he likes to work on
I grew up on Staten Island, but I fell in love with the Westwatching movies. Stagecoach with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood films. When Ifilmed Lonesome Dove, I decided I needed to live in the West.
Ranches big and small:
We had a big ranch in Colorado for 15 years. There you deal withthings on a large scale. Now we have a smaller ranch in the SantaMonica Mountains. We call it the Take It Easy Ranch.
What he likes to work on:
My wife and I are fixing up three little cabins, 1,200 squarefeet each. I'm not a finish carpenter, but I know what a placeneeds.
Living with wildlife:
We have cougars coming through our property. The park service isstudying them, and I help them do fund-raising for that. I've gonewith biologists into the field tracking cougars.