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" Honestly, I never wanted to be more than a good supporting actor. Really, I enjoy it. "
" I like to work - I probably work too much. "
" Most conspiracies interest me because of the people who are into them, and the lengths they'll go to expose it or the evidence they think they have. All that stuff. There's just something so beautiful to me about people who sincerely believe we never went to the moon. It gives me so much joy. "
" Academia is a rarified culture, especially an Ivy League academic background. "
" My father died in 1989 before I knew what I was going to do with my life. I had just graduated from college. My mother died just before 'Sideways' came out. She knew I was an actor, but she never saw me become successful. "
" I've never not been proud of the work I was doing; I have nothing I have any shame about. "
" I was never the class clown or put on shows at home. I never thought of acting as something I could do with my life. When I was a kid, I used to run around wrapped in toilet paper so I could be the Mummy. But that wasn't a sign that I was dreaming of being an actor. I was just an odd child. "
" I wanted to play Zapruder, as he is a man you really don't know much about: a faceless, anonymous figure. "
" I suppose there must be some way in which I'm compelled to show some side of myself - or of people - that's paranoid and fraught and beleaguered and downtrodden, just as Tom Cruise wants to show that he's terrifyingly upbeat and terrifyingly heroic all the time. "
" I have the mentality of a supporting actor. "
" I don't think film actors need training, really, but I needed any help I could get. "
" Acting can be a really silly thing. It's like playing dress-up. "
" I'm not a big wine guy. And bars, I never go to bars anymore. It's such a drag, man. "
" I think one of the great things about acting is the instant gratification: you just get up and start being a part of the story. The immediacy is something you get really addicted to. "
" I would probably choose supporting roles if I had to make a choice. It's actually a really hard thing to say. It's all on a role-by-role basis, ultimately. I shouldn't be so quick to say that. I feel like you're given greater license to be colorful and eccentric in supporting roles, and that's interesting to me. "
" I remember when I was at the first showing of 'John Dies at the End' at Sundance, and I was talking to some of the people in the standby crowd who were outside and didn't have tickets. They were just waiting in line to see if they could get in. It was this whole gang of die-hard sci-fi wacko people, and they were just fantastic. "
" I learned how to fire a sniper rifle, which I'm sure will be useful at some point. "
" I don't feel like I've ever done anything - even 'Big Momma's House' - that I didn't really have some desire to do. "
" I find that the crazy narcissists, the selfish loons are often the most fun to be around, weirdly. "
" The problem with getting injured when you get older is that it takes longer to recover. "
" I still want to be the guy who can get on the subway and check out the freak on the subway. "
" I really only started doing film in '97. I mean, before then, I just pretty much did theater. "
" I was the youngest child and got a lot more freedom than my brother and sister. I used to wander, doing my own thing under the radar, but I didn't get in bad, bad trouble. "
" I don't mind being stereotyped in some way and playing certain kinds of guys, but if I can find something to occasionally get a break from that, that would be nice. And I feel like I manage to. "
" It's funny: most people who recognize me on the subway and stuff - it's much more they think of me as a funny guy. I get much more of people telling me how much I make them laugh, actually. Which is nice. "
" Now, actors get so familiarized with Eastern Europe. I never imagined I'd get as familiar with Budapest and Prague and places like that in my life. "
" I've got to be the geekiest guy in the world in a lot of ways. I'm like a zeta male. "
" You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something. "
" Growing up, I didn't know where I was headed, except to the grave or maybe to the gutter. I went through wanting to do a lot of things, but acting wasn't one of them. "
" As an actor, to have achieved financial stability is amazing. But I always have this weird fear that I'm not going to get any more work; it's about not having enough money. "
" Do you know Don Coscarelli? 'Bubba Ho-Tep?' That's one of my favorite movies in the world. And I love the 'Phantasm' movies. "