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" By the time I could have played football, I was already into acting and that's what I wanted to do. "
" I want to talk about my very first play, when I was in eighth grade. One day, my English teacher, Mrs. Baker, announced that we were going to read 'On Borrowed Time' out loud in class. I was a mediocre student; I was terrified that she was going to call on me, so I hid my head. "
" Because I'd only done theater, that's really what I thought most of my life would be. I always figured that movies would be a part of it at some point. I didn't know how or when. "
" You get to the middle of a take that's going really well and the camera will run out of film. They have to stop you, apologize and then you've got to get things going all over again. "
" I have a DVD player and I have DVDs, and I have no time to watch any of them. "
" With repertory, you had to play all these different characters. The range of roles is really what I fell in love with, every night getting to become somebody different. That was my idea of acting, getting to be part of the company and a family. "
" I've done scenes in films that I felt like the performance was better in certain takes, but they couldn't use them because it didn't match what the person was doing when they came around and the camera was on them. "
" Home wasn't a pleasant place to live, growing up. "
" Big Foster is a guy who was in line to be the head of this clan that's been up in the mountains for 200 years, because his father was the leader or the Bren'in, his mother is now Bren'in, and they're kind of royalty, so he was in line to be next. He'd been promised it from a young age, but it just hasn't happened. "
" The relationship with producers has always, in my experience, been, uhhh - tense. Challenging. But the actors and crew become like family. You're there all those hours - more than on a movie. You come to depend on each other. "
" I had almost no money, but with the little bit I had, I got a ticket to see 'That Championship Season' at the Booth theater. "
" I don't even know what TV star means. I know there's a difference in how people approach you, compared to movies. They feel OK coming up to you and sitting with you in a restaurant, unfortunately. "
" 'Outsiders,' I guess, is sort of dark, but I don't really think of it as dark. The world up there on that mountain, it had the potential to have a lot of fun as well as a lot of drama, these guys raiding the town in their ATVs with their tattoos. It seemed like something different. "
" It's great to be able to have your feet in both worlds. I wouldn't want to be just stuck in one or the other. "
" No matter how many people tell you, Save your money, when you've got a series, you never do. Somehow it doesn't seem important. Maybe it's because you've been without money for so long as an actor. "
" Everything is interesting to me. "
" I had the great good fortune of working with Christopher Plummer, Frances Sternhagen, and Arthur Hill early in my career, and it set a standard for the kind of work I want to do. "
" I don't like talking about myself. I'm not really interested in myself. One of the good things about being a supporting actor is that you get to talk about other people. "
" I gave up planning when our children were born, when I had three children to feed and a roof to keep over our head and all of that. Early in my career, I said I would never do television at all; then I wound up doing nothing but television for 10 years when I did 'St. Elsewhere' and all those TV movies. "
" I've tried to let the work I do speak. "
" I've had the chance to work with Christopher Plummer, one of the great stage and film actors, a couple of times, including on 'Prototype,' the first TV movie I ever did. It was science fiction in the Ray Bradbury sense, written by the famous team who created Columbo, Levinson, and Link. "
" With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised. He doesn't necessarily want what he's written, although we'll do what he's written. He likes the danger of acting. "
" There's been one movie star that would not work with me because of my height. I had so many people who had to stand on boxes when they do scenes with me. "
" I'm not sure I always feel like I'm in the seat. Sometimes I'm only holding on by one hand and flying out behind the roller coaster. I don't know anybody who doesn't feel that way. "
" As actors, we often look for the scene, big moments that say, 'This is why you have to do this role.' "
" I don't care about the money. I just need, as an actor, to do as many different things that I can to make me feel good about myself. "
" To this day, that's what I love the most: finding and playing characters who are out of my experience. "
" I'm acting for the pleasure of it. "
" In my first film, I was a basketball player. Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play. "
" I try to do things I haven't been able to before. "
" I will be always grateful to NBC. "