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" About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it. "
" I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible. "
" I'm an enemy of exposition. I feel there's no need to overstate. "
" You don't need to like your protagonists. "
" It's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized. "
" Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character. "
" I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people. "
" Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success. "
" For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well. "
" I like being able to be a man. "
Be A Man
" I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War. "
" The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television. "
" I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up. "
" I don't go to movies for redemption - if I want that, I'll go to church! "
" In the last two or three decades, there's been a feminization of the man in popular media that I've never really understood. "
" I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us. "
" I love getting paid to ride a horse. "
" I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert. "
" I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork. "
" I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear. "
" I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time. "
" I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that's about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that. "
" I don't know how to put on any tough guy pretensions. "
" I'm a goofball. "
" When you're in school until you're 25 and you get out and suddenly structure is not handed to you, if you're smart you realize that you need to create structure for yourself. "