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For me, with a character, you start with the shoes.
I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.
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.
I'm very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I'm not wanting to be 'the Latino actor.' I just want to be 'an actor.'
The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I'll be at showing them in my acting.
You can't try to be authentic. You either are or you aren't.
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.
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.
Humans are mutants, everything's a mutant - things that evolve.
I wanted to shred, so I learned classical guitar.
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.
I'm so bored by business and money.
I was interested in the war part of 'Star Wars,' so I started reading about what it's like to go to war, what that does to you psychically, about the adrenaline and the rush.
I actually started playing in little cafes around New York, and I have a lot of good friends of mine who are musicians who are struggling in New York.
The first movie I can remember seeing in the theater was 'Return of the Jedi.' I can remember seeing Darth Vader's helmet come off. The shock of that moment.
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.
With Shakespeare, there's no subtext; you're speaking exactly what you're thinking constantly.
I grew up in a very devoutly Christian home.
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 don't know if they were all functioning, but I did play in a bunch of bands.
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.
My dad always played a lot of music, so I heard him playing all the time, and then I decided that I wanted to learn to play guitar, so I got an acoustic and started taking lessons. I wanted to be able to shred like Yngwie Malmsteen.
My dad was a huge Bob Dylan fan, so we listened to his music, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, and all that kind of stuff.
I was never much of a singer. I was terrible. It's embarrassing: I was trying to sound like everybody else. I went through a big Cure phase, so I was trying to do that kind of dramatic voice.
I started off thinking that I just needed one shot to prove myself, but then I realised that I was only going to learn about acting by doing it.
I get attached to things: I wear the same jeans for a year.
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