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" Ben Stiller, who I love and who is a friend and is such an incredible actor - he's hilarious, obviously, but I thought his performance in 'Greenberg' was extraordinary. "
" I will be working with David Lynch when I'm 80. "
" Like anything else, acting can become boring - a chore, really - if there isn't any challenge. And I like taking challenges. Just when people think they have me figured out, I like to surprise them. "
" Jealousy is a scary thing. "
" I was raised on movie sets, and I decided for myself at a very young age that it was what I wanted to do. "
" I certainly wouldn't mind if 'Jurassic Park' turns out to be commercially successful, and somebody says, 'Hey, you were in a box-office hit, and if you want to do another movie, we'll give you five million dollars to make it.' "
" I wanted to go to Jupiter. That was my plan from day one, and David Lynch gave me the ticket. "
" My mother opened a bank account for me when I made $60 on my first day of work as an extra. She's that kind of mother. "
" All I can start with is what moves me and feels like a great challenge as an actor and I think is saying something unusual or irreverent or human - honest in some way. "
" With 'Mask,' 'Smooth Talk' and 'Blue Velvet,' I loved the specific experiences so much. Each one was a specific filmmaker with a specific vision. "
" When you become a parent, you really care that you get that right, and you care about nothing else. "
" It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film. "
" When you're first reading the script and thinking about playing the part, it's slightly daunting. It's easy to question, 'Is an audience going to like me? And is that my job?' "
" There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults. "
" Diet is weird. It's elusive. I just try to listen to my body. "
" God bless nannies. "
" I always wanted to do a 'Ms. Smith Goes to Washington.' "
" I always fall in love with qualities of people I work with. "
" It's interesting to play a real-life person who has already been a character on 'Saturday Night Live.' "
" I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films. "
" If we could all figure out a way to just be true to ourselves and have a good time doing what we're doing, it would be a lot more fun. "
" I love when actors can let go of where and how they have to do it, and just that we do it. That we are flawed and human, and don't worry about how we look or who we are, or that it seems too old of a character if we're still young. "
" I don't want to mess with my face. So I'm becoming fluent in French so I can go to France and make French films when I'm 60. "
" I care a lot about big food and everyone's right to healthy, nutritious food and what's caused obesity in America and obesity in children in America. "
" I'm not averse to being a supporting character. I try to pick parts where I can add something. "
" What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you? "
" I'm moved by people who see the world differently than others. People who see the world with a longing for its poetry often can be broken people. "
" I grew up with a tribe of amazing women, but certainly my mother and my godmother really modeled women as actors. "
" I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that. "
" Unfortunately, overall, movies are a conglomerate. People buy and sell people in this business, which can get really ugly. "
" Starting my career as a kid, I was doing what jobs I got. "