When people come up to me and say 'I hate you' or 'I love to hate you,' it's not the usual response that I thought I would've gotten halfway into my career. And then they say, 'I love your work.'
Clint Eastwood, to me, is Clint Eastwood. He's great at being Clint Eastwood. But, I don't know how to be that guy. I just don't know how to be one person.
I would love to have the power to be the just eternally perfect husband so my wife would always be happy; that would take me to heaven if I could figure that one out.
Sometimes with success comes some crazy that goes along with it.
I was raised in the theater and I started acting when I was nine. To me, the idea of being an actor was about playing different characters and being a chameleon. That's why I was in the theater.
How do you make people do the best work? You make them feel comfortable, so you can feel comfortable - and then you can have a really good ballgame!
Prison Break really changed me to somebody that can put butts in seats.
When you're a little kid, growing up, most of us know what's right and wrong. Our parents teach us that discipline.
I come to work with a smile and I leave with a laugh, and I'm so grateful.
I grew up with a dad who hated television, so we had to sneak television. It got ingrained in my head to never follow a show that religiously.
I think every actor should be always grateful when they work.
I was the little kid growing up. I wasn't picked on because, honestly, I was fast, so I could run away from the bullies.
My life is going to continue to be public, and I just accept that.
The crew, the actors and the writers all work the same way. We always want to do the best job.
There's this great fantasy of going to work, every day, and getting to play out what people think my life is, as a successful actor.
For me, the idea of being a successful actor is hanging out with my dogs and my boy, down in Venice beach, and going, "I don't have to audition today. I've got a little respite here."
Any great movie in the old days has a red herring. Hitchcock was so good at that.
I love being funny! I started in the theater when I was 9 and, believe it or not, always played the funny part!
I thought I'd never do film, let alone television. I was a diehard theater nut.
What I say about actors is you always want to find an actor you can play ball with. You throw the ball at them and you want them to throw it back. Your ball playing is a lot better when you play with good ballplayers, like any sport. Every actor I know feels the same way.
With comedy, if you write something for me, I'm better at it. I'm not sure I'm so good at improvisational stuff.
I did a film when I was about 30; it's a coming of age story called 'Gas Food Lodging,' and I'm so proud of that little independent film. I play this young English geologist, and he's such a simple, loving kind of guy. Doesn't talk too much. He's just a quiet guy, and he gets the girl.
I have to admit, I never watch television; once in a while I'll see things, but I grew up without it. I had a father who said, 'I hate television'; it came into being when he was a kid, and he didn't have it, so he didn't think I needed it.
I do a happy dance even when I get a guest-star role.
I've had so much fun working on 'Shameless.'
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