My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.
I began to write fiction on the assumption that the true enemies of the novel were plot, character, setting and theme, and having once abandoned these familiar ways of thinking about fiction, totality of vision or structure was really all that remained.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.'
I lived in Texas for 10 years.
I generally play strong people and scary people.
I don't have actor training myself.
To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
I've never had any delusions about being a leading man, and it's not sour grapes to say that in the best films that I've always enjoyed, the cliched leading man type isn't a part of the picture.
It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me.
The writer should always serve as his own angleworm —and the sharper the barb with which he fishes himself out of blackness, the better.
I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show.
Motive is never easy. Sometimes it occurs to one only later.
I do all kinds of roles - nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho - and occasionally someone kind of normal. It's weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho
You never really forget who you are. If you did, you'd need to seek some professional help
I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do
I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am
I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year.
When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people, and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.
It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane - they're all the same, I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language.
I'm just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be a part of it whether it's a studio film or, more likely in that instance, an independent film.
There's a lot of skeletons in my closet!
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