Aidan Quinn has a few words of advice for ‘Twilight’ heartthrob Robert Pattinson.

"Try and pick good projects,” the 51-year-old actor told OK!.  “Do what you want to do that challenges you as an actor. Be smart, have fun and start to produce your own material because the big fame rarely lasts. There will come a day when the phone doesn’t ring as much as it used to.”

Quinn hit the big time in the 1980’s, starring with Madonna in ‘Desperately Seeking Susan.’ He has kept a steady acting career.

He recalls when he realized he was famous: “I think it was when I went into a supermarket, and I was doing a film called An Early Cross, which was the first movie ever done about AIDS. I was on the cover of a magazine, and I had no idea ’cause I didn’t do a photo shoot for them. They just took a picture from the movie and put it on. It was a shock. And then, I started getting recognized a lot. Then, I thought, ‘This is it. Now I’m famous.’ Thirty-two million watched the show the night of the thing, so the next day I all of a sudden out of the blue I was being recognized a lot in the street. I’m not sure it’s necessarily great. Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek.”

“It’s full of bull**** and ersatz false values. It’s a byproduct of what we do as actors in this industry, but I don’t think it’s something devoutly to be wished or to be sought.”