Every angle that I looked at was somebody who I admired and was better than me. So it made me very afraid.
I think it's hilarious when middle-aged white men try to take themselves seriously. It makes me laugh.
In my experience, it tends to be a real reflection of someone's intelligence, confidence and sensitivity when they can just be real.
The idea of a regular-looking guy who is the lead of something - whether it's a movie or a show - is something that I really hope I can grow towards.
The hardest thing in the world to play is something close to myself.
I love any challenge that comes my way, and I've been lucky to have many.
You can always find contradictions and hope, in hopeless circumstances, and a sense of redemption in somebody who makes the same mistake, over and over. So far, so good. That's how I put it.
I'm not a guy who likes cliches. I don't think that stereotypes and cliches are the end of the line, when it comes to a performance.
I've just always been a fan of really fringy, outsider things, and I've always been a balloon in the wind, in terms of where that takes me.
I'm the kind of guy who would say, "Yeah, I'll do that!," and then, when it came down to it, I would be absolutely petrified. Those days have passed me by, but I would do it. If it meant that I was in a scene naked with a woman, or anybody romantic, I'd be into it.
You shouldn't need 60 full minutes to create a portrait that an audience doesn't forget. You should be able to make an impression that's lasting and resonant with one scene.
I'm not one of those actors who sits around the table and intellectualizing anything, or discusses much of anything. Everything for me is intuitive and instinctive.
The actor in me always wants to link himself to a leader who's inspired.
I love being a clutch member of the team, but I hope, in the future, I get a little bit more story on my shoulders and a little bit more responsibility to keep the world of a story up in the air. I really, really welcome that challenge.
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