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One thing that stays pretty consistent for all my jobs is, I listen to a lot of music while I'm working.
Press is basically a created story. It's all just stories.
Quality isn't about where the money came from or which company gets to put their name on the thing. What matters is who made the movie and why they made it.
That is very different from how it used to be in the 20th century. Media was very one way. There's a small little industry. It broadcasted its message and everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that's healthy and actually restoring a more natural way.
The career stuff is for business people.
The Internet is allowing us to get back to what's really more natural, which is that storytelling is a shared thing. It's our natural way to be communal.
The media's about to become a lot more effective.
The only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they're doing.
There's an absolute prejudice that good movies are dramas and comedies are more dismissable. But I couldn't disagree more.
There's no royalty in America, so people deify actors.
To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form.
To me, a sex scene in a movie generally means a gratuitous scene that doesn't serve the story but gives a kind of excuse - we've got these two actors, we want to see them naked, so let's bring in the music and the soft light.
Ummm... well, the only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they're doing, which sounds obvious, but it's really not.
When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature.
When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn't work.
When I was a teenager I loved acting, but I really just loved it for myself. I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing. When I moved to New York, I started to realize that I wanted people to see the stuff that I was doing, and I wanted it to mean something to them.
When I'm on set, I do whatever I can to find my focus.
While I'm not a celebrity, it's such a weird concept that society has cooked up for us. Astronauts and teachers are much more amazing than actors.
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