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" A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly. "
" A moustache is actually the one thing I really can grow. One of the bad parts about my facial hair situation is that I can't grow sideburns. I'm happy to still have my own hair on my head, but I can't grow any sideburns. If you ever see me with sideburns, they're not real. "
" 'Animal House' was my first movie, so I didn't have anything to compare it to. I was a sight gag more than anything else. So I can't say it was one of those things where your life changes. When the movie came out, I had to ask for the night off at the bar. "
" Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent. "
" As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive. "
" Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic. "
" Being with Kyra is so natural for me; it's the easiest aspect of my life. I know that I don't need a beach or room service to be happy. "
" Certainly, network television in general relies a little bit too much on keeping people focused and emotional and scared and pushing the envelope by building wall-to-wall music. "
" Clint Eastwood has always been a hero. "
" Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough. "
Not Good Enough
" Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it's also something that's incredibly hard to market. "
" Do you want to be the guy with a game named after you or be the one with 18 Oscar nominations? "
" Fame is something that is tough when it comes. It's a weird thing to take on in real life. I was a little bit afraid and, as a result, kind of turned my back on it. You should embrace it because it's going to be a part of who you are, and it's going to be a part of what this business is about. "
" Fame is very much a double-edged sword. "
" For my wife and I, for so many years, a lot of our identity was based on being Hollywood haters. We were like, 'We're east-coast. We're New Yorkers. This is just a place that we have to come to, but not by choice.' "
" For years and years, people would say, 'The business is changing.' And I would say, 'The business is not changing. It's exactly the same as it was in the '70s, the '80s and the '90s.' But all of a sudden, the business changed, and it really did change. "
" From an acting standpoint, when I was a kid, I thought I knew everything there was to know. As the years go by, this craft becomes more intensive as I get older. You realize how much more there is to know and to learn, and how much better you can get, if you really work at it. "
" From the time I signed on to 'The Following,' things have already vastly changed in the entertainment world in general. It's an adjustment for me. "
" Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from. He's such a great actor, he's off the hook. I love him. "
" Great writing makes great television. "
" Here's the thing - I mean, I don't act for statues. I really don't. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities. "
" I always have a suitcase ready to go. My wife and I are both very much like this. We're both vagabonds, and we have been since the time we were married. "
" I always have to make it as clear as I possibly can that fame is 99.9 percent good. "
" I always wanted, and still aspire, to be something more than just one thing, just one performance. "
" I'd always tried not to worry about the size of the role or the size of the film. "
" I did a year of 'Guiding Light', and I was going to be a movie actor or a stage actor, but not a TV actor. That just wasn't going to happen. And obviously, things changed so remarkably. "
" I didn't get into this so I could talk about my work, my movies. You become an actor to act. "
" I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. "
" I do better on the first three takes; I won't be better at 20 takes. "
" I don't have any plans of slowing down. I love being an actor. "
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