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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.
Here's the thing about movies, all movies end up on television. That's their life. Whether you like it or not, I don't care how much money you spend on it, or how big or broad the film is, or who the actors are in it, eventually it's all coming out of the box.
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?
Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C. When opportunity B comes, you don't even look at it because you're going straight to C.
I'm happy to report that everybody whose face I've wanted to punch on Earth has already been punched.
Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.
There's no harmony in most people in a way, and I'm attracted to it, and I think it makes for good storytelling.
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 was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all.
I've always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.
I've never felt like my career has been on fire.
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.
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 don't think there's any connection between my journalism career and my film career. They are two totally different mediums and very different skills.
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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