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" All I really wanted to be was a working actor. "
" I would say, up until 'Anchorman,' I wasn't any kind of household name or anything, but I wasn't necessarily identified as much with being a comedian. "
" I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes. "
" As a kid, I know that most of my parents' friends were because my mom made friends with them, and my dad went along. I know a lot of dads who do that. I think it just starts to happen with guys. In the case of my father, he was probably just too busy reading books about Titanic. "
" To me, some of the funniest movies would be probably categorized in the dramatic genre, and likewise, some of the most dramatic films, or films that have the most dramatic moments, are in comedies. "
" I was never much into knights and sorcery and that kind of thing. It's not because I was into anything cooler. I certainly wasn't. I played with LEGOs. I played with LEGOs way past when most people played with LEGOs. "
" I've been friends with Elizabeth Banks since 'Wet Hot American Summer.' "
" What's weird is that anybody can write anything, and once it goes online, it's permanent. My very first biography on IMDb, which was written by a manager I had at the time, was not true. "
" I grew up in the Midwest, where people seem to be friendly and nice to one another. There is less stress than in some of the other cities. "
" I'm not good at small talk. I'm really not. I'm not that great at any talk. "
" I really tried for a while to go with the Adam Ant look. "
" I always try and hold to that saying, 'I want to work on things I'd want to see.' The vast majority, that's been true. "
" Early on, I decided I would see if I could make a career work on my own terms. "
" I try not to think of myself in any category, and I don't ever really try to imagine myself competing with another actor. I just know I want to do the things that I would want to see, and I know the things that turn me on, whether it's on the stage, or it's a play or a film. I just kind of want to keep doing my own thing. "
" Looking back, I'm really happy with the choices I've made in my career. I know for a fact I could be wealthier. Who knows, maybe I could be more successful, maybe not. I don't know. But just about every single thing I've ever done I've gone into with the right intentions, and that goes a long way. "
" Awkwardness is such a gold mine for comedy. "
" I was always in new schools and had British parents, which was not the norm, and I think there was also... I'm not particularly religious, but I was born Jewish, and I always felt like the outsider because I wasn't Christian or Catholic. "
" People do still mention 'Clueless' to me. I'm proud and happy that I was in it. "
" I have trouble with long-term things. I tend to get obsessed with stuff and then move on. Roles, songs, video games. That's why I was afraid of marriage. Because it was like a lifelong game of 'Madden.' "
" There are so many really good comedians, and I would never be as good as they are. It's not my calling. "
" I'm a big fan of not working. "
" Anything traumatic in my life I've always dealt with through jokes and comedy. "
" People have all different kinds of marriages. Whatever works for you. "
" I've been naked in a lot of my movies. There's something inherently funny about the naked male body, particularly mine. "
" In eighth grade, I wore a tie to school every day. I didn't own jeans. But it wasn't a granola thing, it was really more of an INXS thing. "
" I know a lot about the Titanic. My dad was a Titanic expert. "
" I think most marriages, mine included, you're constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it. "
" When I was in my early twenties, I used to grow all sorts of very weird beards. All of them awful in retrospect. I had Civil War beards for a while, then Mennonite beards. "
" Sometimes you read a script, and it's like, 'You'll improv, and this is just a blueprint of what the scene could be,' and that's never a good sign. And it's never encouraging as an actor to take that on, really. "
" There's a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I'm much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven't taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven't been in a blockbuster. "
" I went through a phase where I thought it was really funny to make pratfalls in very crowded places. I jumped out of a moving car once, for a laugh. That was a mistake. "