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You learn more about a person from the people around that person than you do from the person themselves. We all have our own ideas of who we are that may or may not be justified, and you can really find out a heck of a lot more accurately from the people around an individual.
There's times when I'll see a show, or something cooking on TV, and think, 'That can really be fun when it's working.' But it's a grind. I did that at NBC, it was five days a week. I was doing 'Talk Soup' and 'Later' at the same time. It's a hard job, more difficult than people realize.
If you're working on a movie, you want it to be projected on the largest tapestry possible, and the sound to be perfect, and for that kind of communal experience of the movies to take place for it.
Same job, whether it's comedy or drama. Regardless of the weight of the role, I feel like the job is always kind of the same. Who is this person? What's this guy here, and how is he playing with this thing, and what's he trying to say? And what's the volley with all these other people around him?
I'm happy to report that everybody whose face I've wanted to punch on Earth has already been punched.
I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all.
I've never felt like my career has been on fire.
I went door-to-door selling cable television subscriptions when I was in college. Not to date myself, but cable was just coming on. I had terrible territories, and they would give me $25, if I got somebody to let them come and just put the little cord in their house.
Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.
I can't not find humor in elements of most parts of life, but at the same time nothing ever seems perpetually funny to me.
I don't consider a lot of actors that I really admire movie stars.
I have a very well organized closet.
I have always been interested in the concept of ruin.
I like complicated characters.
I like the classics!
I was always explaining why my term papers were never on time. I think that's where I got my acting training!
I've always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.
It's not easy to tell a story about writers and make that feel like a complete story and an interesting story.
Talking about corporations - they're so big. There's not a person at a corporation.
There's no harmony in most people in a way, and I'm attracted to it, and I think it makes for good storytelling.
Ultimately, I'm not so sure that, as a person, I'm all that interesting.
Well, I don't know what image people have of me.
Whenever Hollywood gets involved with real life events, certain liberties have to be taken.
You don't get to pick your partners in families; you get assigned a seat at the table.
I really don't make a concerted effort to try to find a type of role. Maybe I've just done enough of them now where people are like, 'Oh, it's the guy that's in a swirling vortex of despair, send it to Kinnear!' I don't really know, but it does seem to be a recurring theme.
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