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" I guess I'm probably a Method actor; I don't know... I just think of it as staying in the zone. "
" If I didn't do 'Batman,' 'Birdman' wouldn't have happened. "
" I try to not be or associate with elitists. "
" I always thought what made 'Beetlejuice' look so great was because it looked like some genius kid made it in his basement. "
" I'm getting more and more bored with professional sports, but I still watch. "
" Guys never really get over their toys. "
" I'm the seventh child of George and Leona Douglas, and I don't ever remember a time when my father didn't work two jobs. When my mother was going to the grocery, or going to Mass, or trying to take care of seven kids in a run-down farmhouse. "
" Historically, I'm not a great patient when it comes to slowing down. "
" It's great to make your own choices, but there's a price to pay. I could've made more money or been more famous. I could be the current groovy guy. "
" If you're a dope like me, you get every sports channel you can get. I'm watching, you know, Netherlands soccer. "
" The vast majority of Pittsburghers don't come from any kind of serious dough. "
" I'm in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion. "
" I read that John Hughes script for 'Mr. Mom,' and I thought, 'This guy is a funny writer.' I went: 'You ought to stick around and direct this thing.' But he didn't; he left, and look what he became. A really legendary comedy director. "
" From the time I was a kid, I was crazy about anything having to do with the West. I'd look at all of these photos of Montana, and they all seemed so magical and majestic. I just wanted to go west, and I finally did it when I was barely 21. I went off to volunteer at a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. "
" I went through a lazy period. "
" My work is distinct and definitive and specific, and hopefully it is so that every single character is different, and they are - but there's probably an underlying element that's me. "
" One thing my mother had a nose for was inauthenticity. "
" Westerns were always my favorite things when I was little. And it always bothered me when cowboys were too clean in movies, or when they wore their guns like they had an outfit on. It always worked better when a guy looked sweaty and smelly; I hadda believe, I hadda believe that. "
" I have some tremendous, tremendously loving, generous friends all over the world. "
" All actors are my brothers and my sisters. It ain't cool to compare or disparage them. It ain't polite. "
" I saw 'Wild,' and I thought, 'Wow, this is a lot of things, but one of the things is it's a therapist's dream and a climate-change denier's nightmare.' "
" I really believed that Batman had the potential to be one of the coolest guys in cinema. "
" In terms of the parallels, I've never related less to a character than Riggan. "
" I always knew the way in was Bruce Wayne. It wasn't Batman. It was never Batman. That was the key. "
" I've proven I'm courageous. I'm gutsier than anybody; I've got a better imagination than anybody; I'm essentially more creative than any other actor I know, and I've proven I take risks. I don't think I need to prove anything to myself any more. "
" I liked going to Catholic school. "
" If you get a good comedy once a year, man, that's pretty good. I may be pickier than some, but still, there aren't that many movies that are really, truly, honestly that funny. "
" I'm usually pretty good in front of a live audience. I usually like that. "
" If I'm going to meditate, there is a little church up in Montecito, California. It's an old Spanish mission, actually. I find it comforting in there. "
" I was raising a child full time, sharing the responsibility with his mom. He lived with me half the time, so I chose not to go away and make certain movies. "
" 'Birdman' is a very risky movie. I knew I wanted to do it just from watching Alejandro's other work. I told a friend, 'I would have done it based on 'Amores Perros' alone.' "