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In my deepest parts of sadness, I'm always making a joke or being sarcastic.
And I definitely gravitate toward people who use laughter to pull themselves out of the abyss.
'Red Dawn' was really the most fun I ever had making a movie, because I love Westerns, and I love the idea of being a tomboy, and riding horses and shooting guns.
'Caroline In The City' was such an interesting thing, because I'd never been on the set of a sitcom or even auditioned for a sitcom when they gave me that part.
'Howard the Duck!' That's a really interesting movie. I appreciate my career, because I've had a lot of very interesting ups and downs, and most people... That movie is such a famous flop. In a land of a lot of flops, it's kind of awesome to be in a really famous flop. I mean, it's kind of a poster child for flops.
I don't even know how to swim!
I love really crappy carnivals, where you think the ride is going to break. There's something so seedy about them.
I think it's really hard to understand the depths and the power of the love that someone has for their children unless you really have children.
It's actually shocking to me how hard it's been to get back into the movie business.
It's hard not to want to strangle people when you work with them for four years.
Of course, I'd like to produce and direct a blockbuster, but you gotta build up to that. So now I'm learning from a bunch of little movies. And it's more fun with smaller pictures. It's more creative.
One thing the futurists never get right, though, is that the extreme desire for polyester only lasted a brief period in the '70s!
'Red Dawn' was very resonant with a lot of people - they love that movie. I always thought it was a little hysterical.
So when my film career took off, I always felt like I was trying to play catch-up because I hadn't studied acting before. I didn't know how to manage money or my career. When I look back, I think I was a little bit shell-shocked.
The whole experience of doing a sitcom is... Telling jokes with such precision is really exciting, but it's also terrifying.
Usually, you don't really end up lifelong buddies with your co-stars.
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