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" Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted. "
" A kid now can practically record a song or edit a short film on his way to school. I think that will produce, perhaps, more less-interesting things - or you'll have to search more to find the interesting things. But I also think it's exciting. "
" All directors are different. Certainly, the directors that I respond to the most are guys that figure it out by doing it, not by thinking or studying. Also, the kind of actor that I think I am - I learned about theater doing theater, not studying theater. I think that traditional school can be great, but also it can stifle original thought. "
" All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that. "
" 'Boardwalk' begins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start - to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the '20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was. "
" 'Boardwalk' has kind of exposed me to a different demographic. And it upped my skills in terms of the speed with which I can prep a scene, and I'm excited to apply that. "
" Brooklyn is definitely the only place to live in the New York area. I love Brooklyn. Go Brooklyn! "
" 'Dawson's Creek' was my introduction to the industry. It put some money in my pocket and it put me in the position I wanted to be in, where I could audition for projects that I wanted to be a part of. I didn't find it creatively fulfilling in any way, though. Working with artists excites me, but 'Dawson's Creek' didn't do that. "
" Different films have different places in people's lives. I don't get to see a lot of films, so I want to watch films I learn from. "
" Every movie that I've picked, from my first film on, has been considered by everyone to be 'career suicide.' And I have an amazing life. I have an amazing career. I work with artists. But I'm not making 'Spider-Man.' "
" Film is a collaborative art form. If you're not being collaborative, you probably shouldn't be working in film. You don't do it on your own. People who understand that, cultivate that, get the best results. "
" I do feel like I'm spiritual, without getting too personal. "
" I don't believe Wikipedia about anything. I don't go there for anything but keywords. "
" I don't choose characters with the intention of working something out in my personal life. "
" I don't get to see a lot of films, so I want to watch films I learn from. "
" I don't have a lot of time to surf the net and see what everyone's wearing. "
" I don't really have hobbies. I paint. I write. I direct videos. I take photos. I'm a creative person. A normal day for me is doing all of those things. Sometimes I stay up until 5 A.M. writing a song because I make music. It's the same with writing. "
" I feel that film, as opposed to theatre, is about capturing that one, real moment. "
" If I cared what people think about my career, I would have not done - just look at my work. Don't look at me; look at what I've done. "
" If you saw me trying to do laundry or something, well, I'm not really equipped to do anything else. "
" I get really into research. I know people say that, but I'm really into research. "
" I have fun making films. I love making films. It's the only thing I know how to do. And I do it well. "
" I'm a closeted nerd. I studied Richard Dawkins. I watched every lecture. He's sort of the leading scientific atheist of our time. He's very provocative. His whole thing is science over spirituality. "
" I'm doing a record that has a story that runs through all of the songs, and then there is also a film that goes along with it. "
" I'm going to write films, star in films, direct films. Write records. Perform live. "
" I'm not prejudiced about what type of movies I'm in, what form they take or whether they're studio or independent. I just want to make films that are going to be good. "
" I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do. "
" I think people can just make things now. It's kind of what happened with the music industry. Before, a band couldn't afford to go into a nice studio, or if they were going to go into a nice studio, they had to record twenty-five songs in two days. That's not a healthy workflow for anyone. "
" I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me. "
" It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up. "
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