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" Actors don't get to be well-known if they're horrible. "
" Actors will say 'yes' to anything. "
" All actors are my brothers and my sisters. It ain't cool to compare or disparage them. It ain't polite. "
" Anesthesia is quite remarkable. It's lost time. And you wake up kind of refreshed. "
" Anyone can be a celebrity now; this is not a big deal anymore. "
" 'Beetlejuice' was a romp, man. 'Beetlejuice' was fun. I've never had so much fun in my life. "
" 'Birdman' has kinda... changed things. I'm not saying you won't see traditionally made movies any more. But I've had meetings with directors, and they've said it makes them rethink everything. You can hate this movie, but you have to talk about it. It's going to go down as one of the most interesting movies ever made. "
" 'Birdman' is a very risky movie. I knew I wanted to do it just from watching Alejandro's other work. I told a friend, 'I would have done it based on 'Amores Perros' alone.' "
" Chris Guest movies are funny. "
" Chris Nolan is great, but I've never seen any of the 'Batman' movies all the way through. I know they're good. I just have zero interest in those kinds of movies. "
" Colbert makes me crazy: he's so funny. Plus, he seems like an extraordinarily decent dude. "
" David Letterman used to say, 'I wasn't the class clown, but I wrote for him,' and that's exactly it. You want to be known to be funny without having it pointed out. "
" Day to day and doing the work and getting to that honest point - that, for me, is always about - and always will be as long as I do this - refining and refining and refining and refining the truth... constantly being as truthful and honest and raw and real as you can be. "
" Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport. "
" For years, I'd go to the movies and see guys doing Boston accents and think, 'Oh please, God, I hope I never have to do that.' "
" From an art perspective, I don't know how you get better than 'Beetlejuice.' In terms of originality and a look, it's 100% unique. "
" From the time I was a kid, I was crazy about anything having to do with the West. I'd look at all of these photos of Montana, and they all seemed so magical and majestic. I just wanted to go west, and I finally did it when I was barely 21. I went off to volunteer at a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. "
" Generally, I move in the direction of art. "
" Guys never really get over their toys. "
" Guys who go on and on about loving women usually don't. "
" Have I ever been to a party with a ton of famous people in it? Yes, several times, so I guess that's a Hollywood lifestyle. "
" High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy. It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun. "
" Historically, I'm not a great patient when it comes to slowing down. "
" I always knew the way in was Bruce Wayne. It wasn't Batman. It was never Batman. That was the key. "
" I always think that I'm not going to be right for a movie or that there's someone else who can do it better. "
" I always thought what made 'Beetlejuice' look so great was because it looked like some genius kid made it in his basement. "
" I can't sleep the first night in a hotel room. "
" I choose not to be at the whim of others. I want to be at my own whim. "
" I come from a background where you don't really talk about yourself much. "
" I'd get scripts and think: 'What's the point of this?' "
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