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" Actors, you know, they're often awkward people in real life. "
" Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics. "
" I'm someone who started in the theater and really couldn't stand repeating the show. My favorite part of acting is the five or six weeks of rehearsal that you get. I like doing previews; I like the opening week because my friends and family come, and then after that, I don't want to do it anymore. "
Friends And Family
" The best gig is the one you've got. "
" There's the private persona and the public persona and the two shall never meet. "
" I'm a typically lazy person. It is sort of characteristic of actors. "
" Some actors need to be rattled and some need to be focused. "
" It's finding time for each other. That's the trick to any relationship, you know. Finding time to really be present for each other. "
" My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election. "
" I actually loved Winnipeg. Everyone told me I was going to hate it, but it was great. "
" I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood. "
" I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn't. "
" Every girl I've gone out with has said something to me first. "
" You hear different things from different people, and they're all valid: they're all valuable. I think that's what comprises a performance is all those ideas. "
" I struggle with the idea of comparing people's work and art. The notion of giving awards or putting a competitive spin on something that is a relative art form is sort of odd to me. "
" I love having that creative discussion where, at the end of the day, you both feel better for having done it. Maybe it's a typically Jewish thing, where you sort of go at each other. "
End Of The Day
" The skill set for hockey is so specific to skating and if you haven't been skating as a kid it's impossible to play - and I wasn't a skater. "
" The funny thing is that I write and I act a lot about being Jewish, but I don't really think about it as a regular person. "
" I have Slavic fat pads that make me look like a chipmunk and arched predatory eyebrows. With that, you're not going to get funny. That's why I play so many bad guys. "
" During 'Manchurian Candidate' - that role originated with Laurence Harvey, and I studied everything he did. I would never be able to reproduce that performance, but I got a lot of ideas from watching it. "
" You should never ask actors about politics. "
" I'm kind of an obsessive-compulsive person, like, neat obsessive. "
" Where else do you find great directors? Acting is one of the places. "
" Entitlement is lethal. "
" I've never been a heavy practitioner of the method or, at least, with any specific intent; I'm kind of an impulse-based person. Like, I'm sort of waiting for something to happen that I'm not expecting, and I kind of want to jump on that train of emotion, whatever it is, both from myself or from the other actor. "
" I think, the first time I played Iago at the Public Theater, I realized I had a - much to my chagrin - I realized I had an instinct for these conflicted characters, for these torn characters, for these characters who could be described as evil. I wouldn't describe them that way. "
" You'd think true masculinity was just calm and collected happiness. So alpha male that it needs not or worries not. But typically masculine characters are always fighting, and most violence comes from some agitated level of fear and anxiety. "
" Home is New York. "
" Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They're generally smarter and more interesting, but they're often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out. "
" I think conflicted characters are always more interesting. "
" When my grandpa was moved to physical action, you felt utter terror. "