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" All the roles I play, I don't see any of my roles in films that they're typically leading men. "
" All these directors, and I would include the Coen brothers and Quentin, have a very unique vision of what they want. They listen to ideas and make people feel like everyone is making the film. "
" Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters. "
" Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me. "
" By nature, I think I am a pretty private person, and that is what is hard even doing interviews for films that I really love doing, because in some ways, it diminishes the experience that I had. "
" Casting is everything. Getting the person that you imagined is this character and then seeing what they bring to it. "
" Character actors just pile up the credits because you work on a movie for, like, a few days. It's not like I'm the lead in everything I do - far from it. I'm not spending three or four months on a picture; I'm spending three or four weeks. Sometimes three or four days. "
" Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors. "
" Directing television is really hard - it's so fast. You shoot an hour show in seven days. "
" Every day's an adventure when I step out of my door. That's why I usually wear a hat and keep my head low. "
" Growing up, yeah, I had a magic kit with learn tricks and learn card tricks, but I was never... I used to watch whatever magic special was on as a kid, but then, it's not that I lost interest, but to be a magician, you really, it's really hard work. Learning lines is hard enough; learning sleight of hand, that's real practice. "
" I always find that it's when a script is not detailed, then I have to do more work as an actor. "
" I could never have imagined the films I've done and the people I've worked with when I was starting out; I certainly did not have a career path. "
" I didn't really like the aloneness of doing stand-up. "
" I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies. That was for serious actors. "
" I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin. "
" I don't tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way. "
" I don't think about the characters I choose to play, analytically or consciously. "
" I don't think it's necessary to be an actor to get great performances out of an actor. But I do think it helps me as a director because I know what I like as an actor, and I try to get that to the actors who I'm working with. "
" I'd say that the director I had most involvement with was Alex Rockwell in 'In the Soup'. It was one of my earliest leading roles, and he gave me a lot of responsibility as an actor. "
" I had a magic kit. I never really followed through on it, but I had my phase of wanting to do it, sure. "
" I just like playing interesting, complex, complicated characters. I like films that also have an element of humor. "
" I like character-driven stuff. It doesn't matter, the size of the part. "
" I like telling stories about people with problems. I can't really put it much simpler than that. "
" I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way. "
" I love working with Scorsese. He's not only a brilliant director and is great working with actors, but he's also a walking human film encyclopedia. It's fun to talk about movies with him. "
" I'm always looking for other interesting films to either act in or direct. "
" I'm not so in a rush to direct just anything because I'm lucky that I can make a living so far as an actor and not have to worry about that as a director. And so I can be a little more choosy in things I direct. "
" I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue. "
" I never did improv professionally, but that was certainly in my training as an actor. I like it. "
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