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When you're just starting out, and someone you think is a real storyteller says something good about you, that helps.
You don't really ever think you're that crazy person you're playing.
A lot of times, you just don't get the jobs you want to get.
Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another.
I lived in Texas for 10 years.
I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.'
If you're telling a story it's always best not to play the ending.
It's probably odd for someone to read an interview where the interviewee is worried about exposure while they're talking in an interview.
'The New York Times' thing... I think any actor would be thrilled to be profiled in that paper.
There's a lot of skeletons in my closet!
I don't really try to judge any character that I play, afterwards I figure it out, but while I'm working on the character, I have to find something in them to relate to.
I guess you can say that every actor is a 'character actor' on some level. But I think some actors have a wider range. I think that's how you get that mantle.
I think we've all been misled, at moments in our lives, certainly in school situations, and things like that, with getting with the wrong group briefly, or falling in with someone who we learn the truth about and no longer want to really be with.
As an actor, you don't often get a chance to know exactly the impact of what the audience is seeing, even though you can ask where the frame is. A move that feels tiny can be huge, and vice versa.
Being a kid, as all kids do, you feel out of place or like kind of a freak. You wake up feeling like your head got put onto someone else's body that day.
I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show.
I think that no matter how dark a person is, the more you learn about them, the more you understand about their life, the more you can sympathize with them or even root for them.
Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable - on a personal level and on a professional level.
For me and for I'm sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way.
I don't have actor training myself.
I think we're all mysteries to ourselves.
As an actor you have to have a strong vivid imagination as you're working and when the camera's rolling, but there's certainly a part of you that is aware of real life, that you're making a movie.
I understand why people achieve a level of fame and disappear, I never understood it before, but it's an attractive prospect to walk away from it all.
I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do.
I've never had any delusions about being a leading man, and it's not sour grapes to say that in the best films that I've always enjoyed, the cliched leading man type isn't a part of the picture.
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