Kevin Spacey learns his lines for movies and plays in loud places like restaurants and train stations because he finds he can focus better there.
The Oscar winner admits he cannot memorise lines in the comfort of his own home - because it's too quiet and there are too many distractions.
He says, "I go to very noisy restaurants, very noisy train stations, where plates are dropping, babies are crying, phones are ringing - because somehow it forces your brain to actually focus."
But he hates waking up in the night with ideas for characters he's about to play - because he can never read his handwriting the following morning.
"Sometimes this happens and I'm sorta half asleep, and about three hours later when I wake up I look at it, and I go, `What the hell is that?' My writing is terrible."