That's an important lesson for me, to not qualify my experience against somebody else's. My experience is the experience that I wanted to have, and have created for myself, but it doesn't make me any more deserving than anybody else; or less.
Sometimes time constraints bring out something cool.
[David Boreanaz]'s got a very, very cute little giggle.
Life is not just one dark moment after another.
My grandfather was from outside of Moscow, and my grandmother, although some of her family were French, was from Odessa. They met as immigrants in New York in the early '20s. My mother's family came over from Ireland generations ago.
I've got nothing against big-budget values. I mean, I was very proud of The Avengers, the part that I played in it, albeit a small one. It was thrilling to be part of it. But it's so huge that you can never really wrap your mind around it.
I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby.
Shakespeare is the Joss Whedon of his generation.
I think we're all fascinated and a little mystified by how the brain works. One of the most mysterious of the physical sciences is neurological science.
I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul's School. From there, I moved to London.
Anybody who believes and experiences their life and doesn't have shades of gray in it doesn't live where I live and is simply not in touch with the reality of the human condition.
In the same way that Shakespeare was writing very much for his time, he was also unearthing observations that would last for generations beyond him.
You learn a lot about a person when you work together.
The inherent corruption of man can often bring down the best system.
The American story is a story of great moments and dreadful moments.
Honestly, one-hour drama is the hardest format there is. I think it's harder than movies, and it's harder than half-hour comedy.
I think with the smaller-scale projects, the burden for success falls more squarely on the shoulders of the actors and the director and the script.
I think most people in the developed world would admit to carrying some sort of handheld device, whether it's a laptop or a cell phone, at all times.
By the time I had finished my studies at St. Paul's School, I knew I wanted to be an actor.
Personally, my taste is towards development of a character, as well as the resolution of a story plot. I like to find both, if I can.
There's nothing as satisfying, thrilling and gratifying as parenthood.
You give up a lot when you enter the years of parenting. It's a sacrifice.
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