In the new issue of TIME, Piven responds to reader-submitted questions about his relationship with Ari Emanuel, his ever-changing amount of hair and his how his fish-free diet has changed his life. Here are some highlights.
You can read the entire TIME story here.
On David Mamet's quip that he left 'Speed-the-Plow' to become a thermometer:
It was one of the great joys of my life to be on Broadway and to do his words. It's a very funny line, and you would expect nothing less from David Mamet.
On the joys of not eating sushi:
I haven't had a piece of fish of any kind in 11 months. My mercury levels have gone down from just below 60 to 3 now. I feel like a different person.
On his favorite of his many hairstyles:
Smokin' Aces. I've never had so much hair in my life. It was the only time I'd worn a wig, and it was a brilliant one.