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I've never been much of a guitarist. I mean, I've played forever, but I was always more of a rhythm kind of guy. I don't read music.
I think that's why often people in creative fields can feel so alone is because there's a constant third eye, that constant watcher.
'Cool' is detached and emotionally cool. My instinct is to battle anything that seems overly cool.
I've done movies I'm very proud of, but there's always a sense of: 'Come see this shiny new car!' The question I hate the most is: 'Why should people see it?'
The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I'll be at showing them in my acting.
J. J. Abrams is amazing.
I think that when you decide to dedicate yourself to creative endeavors and surround yourself with people who are creative, you very quickly learn how hard it is to survive doing those kinds of things, not to mention make a living at them.
I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.
I think it's good to be a little more fearless in saying what you feel. In not being scared of the repercussions of that.
I get attached to things: I wear the same jeans for a year.
I played guitar and bass. I didn't do much vocals, although I did have one band where I was the lead singer. But that was when I was in college.
That first play I did in New York, Rogelio Martinez's 'When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba,' I played a young Fidel Castro.
'Mojave' is a very wild, throwback film with these two dudes going after each other.
The self-made man that some people believe is a myth? It could be, because you do it on the backs of other people.
A lot of very successful businessmen share some of these sociopathic traits - a lack of empathy, seeing people as commodities, projecting an air of sincerity when everything is actually calculated.
There's very few people - like Shakespeare - who, no matter what, were gonna do what they did. For the rest of us, there's a lot of events that have to happen in order for things to end up the way they are.
I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people.
A movie set is like a petri dish for neuroses, you know? It's just, like, egos and weird personalities and, more than anything, fear.
Advice? Look at your pay statements.
The motivation is important for me to act it, but I don't necessarily want the audience to know my motivation.
Humans are mutants, everything's a mutant - things that evolve.
I always like teaser trailers because they don't give too much away, you know? They give just a flavor of what the thing is.
I grow up in the States, in Miami, but I was born in Guatemala, and my father's Cuban, and in 'Body of Lies,' I played an Iraqi.
I was always - maybe stupidly so - very confident.
I'm open to the idea of doing more musicals if it's one that I really enjoy.
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