The actor - who has been involved in a number of altercations in recent years which have given him a reputation for having a bad temper - claims he has become a lot gentler these days because he finally feels like an established Hollywood star.
He said: "If you`re carrying the weight of a production on your shoulders, you can tend to get a little serious. I had a very intense decade making movies. Everything about my life came down to what happened between action and cut. I was proving myself as an actor. I`m a lot calmer now."
The 42-year-old actor - who famously threw a telephone at an employee in 2005 - claims he has finally figured out what`s important in his life and career.
He told Parade.com: "There`s a reincarnation in everybody`s life, and I`m not talking about being raised from the dead. It doesn`t matter what your job is, whether you work in a restaurant or a garage, you can get to a point where you focus so completely on your work that you forget that there`s more important things than that. I think, particularly in the West, we have this thing of living to work. But now I get to experience a type of joy that I never had before."