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 lived in Texas for 10 years. There were a lot of people chewing, including my dad.
I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.'
I think we're all mysteries to ourselves.
I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me.
If you're telling a story it's always best not to play the ending.
It's hard to get concert tickets.
It's probably odd for someone to read an interview where the interviewee is worried about exposure while they're talking in an interview.
I generally play strong people and scary people.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
I don't have actor training, myself.
For the last 20 years of my life, I've had the mantra to do amazing parts with amazing people in amazing projects, so I'm attracted to good story, writing and character and good people. That's what I'm always searching for and I don't think that's ever going to change.
A lot of times, you just don't get the jobs you want to get.
Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another.
Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable - on a personal level and on a professional level.
For me and for I'm sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way.
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 had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.
The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language.
To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
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