I'm not one of those people who needs that gratification of doing, like, 10 films a year.
I've led a very isolated existence since I was 6 years old. It's kind of been me and my mind.
The funny thing is, I'm not really a big reader, not a big fan of books in the first place.
I don't even get an allowance.
I hope I'm remembered as the king of the world, the noble man who united all the nations of the earth. But that probably won't happen.
He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it.
Because of what I did when I was 10 years old, I'm not living from paycheck to paycheck, and I can do things because I want to do them.
I can go to any restaurant without a reservation, but while I'm there, everyone's gonna be staring.
As a senior in high school, you figure out what you want to do with your life. I asked myself if I wanted to get back into acting and thought: 'Yes, but under my own terms and nothing like it was before.'
I lead a simple life. I feed the fish. I walk the dogs. I cook dinner. Occasionally I take a meeting.
I'm not expecting the American literary community to welcome me with open arms. To them I'm just some schmuck kid who wrote some book.
I'm doing naughty things, I'm drinking too much, I'm going to clubs. It really didn't matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn't let their kids hang out with me.
Gosh, I couldn't even talk right until I was about 6 years old or something like that.
All the child-star cliches, I've tried very hard to avoid them all.
I dont mind if somebody comes up to me and shakes my hand, but if Im in the middle of a restaurant and somebody asks me for a picture, I can be a jerk and say no, or I can say yes and draw more attention to myself, which is exactly the opposite of what I want.
I did a radio interview for a station in Connecticut or something, and it was the worst interview ever. It was all yes and no answers.
I could have gone the route of a lot of these former child actors, but I didn't want that for myself. Like I said, when I was 14 years old, I decided to quit. I didn't ever want to do it again.
A lot of people meet me and they're like, 'Why aren't you crazy?'
Most of the offers I get from Hollywood are for teen comedies. My manager thinks I'm crazy for turning down all that money, but I'm very picky.
Acting found me. I thought maybe I should try to find it again. We'll see.
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.
Math is one of my favorite subjects.
People still recognize me all the time on the street. The first thing they say when they stop me is, 'Where have you been?' The second comment they make is always, 'Oh, you've grown up.
I'd made enough made money by the time I was 12 to never work again, so it's not about a big pay check with me.
I'm not one of those actors who needs the media spotlight all the time to feel gratified. I'm happy to do one project a year and take the rest of the year off as long as that project is special.
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