I approach directing from an actor's standpoint.
I love directing; it felt right to me when I did 'Flying Lessons'. It's something I will do again. Really, you can always be working and developing. That's something that's kind of ever constant.
I'd say I'm definitely an actor first and foremost, but I love filmmaking.
CalArts was incredible for me. It's a school that I rave about and constantly want to give back to.
I come from a family where my father is a filmmaker and professor of film.
As an actor, if you were to simplify what acting really is, it's about letting go.
I think a lot of us can relate to not choosing to face a painful memory, and something that's a painful past, and wanting to pretend like it never happened.
I've been an actor since I was a kid.
I love the art of filmmaking very much in all aspects.
There's lots of incredible roles out there that I'd love to tackle, but there's a select group of actors I find myself gravitating towards, like Philip Seymour Hoffman or Sean Penn or Daniel Day-Lewis - real transformational actors.
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