"So that's acting," Mandy Patinkin tells Bob Simon about his portrayal of CIA spy chief Saul Berenson in the Showtime series "Homeland."
While Berenson is quiet and composed, Patinkin says he isn't -- but aspires to be. "I love playing someone calm," Patinkin tells Simon. "There's a lot of Saul I like to take with me in my life."
In these 60 Minutes Overtime extras, Patinkin talks more about that division between the actor and his characters -- from the swashbuckling sword-fighter Inigo Montoya in the movie "The Princess Bride" to surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on the CBS series "Chicago Hope."
"I'm a volcano inside, and I don't look at that as a great thing," actor Mandy Patinkin tells Bob Simon.
"You're an idiot if you don't know that it's going to be over in a few minutes," actor Mandy Patinkin says about his new-found fame.
Before his swashbuckling character Inigo Montoya could say, "Prepare to die," Mandy Patinkin had to learn to fence.
To prepare for his role as a surgeon on the television show "Chicago Hope," actor Mandy Patinkin says he "scrubbed in" on 17 open heart surgeries.
A leading role in "Homeland" has changed Mandy Patinkin's professional life, but before that, cancer altered his real world.
"I can play a good listener, but in terms of Mandy, Mandy works at being a good listener," says "Homeland" actor Mandy Patinkin.