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" I was in L.A., like, four months, and I got my first part. Then I was like, 'OK, I'm staying.' "
" I feel lucky. I feel blessed. If you get blessed with some ability, I think you have to work hard at it. Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, but he wasn't the best shooter, even though he had the skill, and he had to work and work at it. "
" One of my first real parts was 'Crash' - that won the Oscar. "
" There's something about coming up with something out of nothing. I work with somebody else's creation already, and I just try to make it better. "
" A lot of Americans don't really leave the country. "
" A good comic explores the imagination, but it's always got to have those notes of truth running through it. "
" I think about where I grew up and how I grew up: my dad was making $25,000 a year. Taking a chance wasn't really taking a chance. It was like you were going for something better. To me, there wasn't that much risk involved. "
" I used to live off of nothing. "
" We all want approval. "
" All the guys at Marvel are really passionate, and they love entertaining folks, and they really think about the story, and there's a lot of thought that goes into that. "
" The reality that everyone is stereotyped - every one gets typecast, so you have to work to get out of that. "
" When I was a kid, I lived in a poor part of Chicago, and I remember my brother and me using towels as capes. My son does it, too. "
" What's funny isn't really me. What I do is point out what I find funny in others. "
" 'War on Everyone,' I think... the script was hilarious to me, but it's very dark, dark humor. It's super dark. "
" I guess people recognize me, but I'm not a household name. Two out of every five people who come up to me know my name. The one thing I don't want is to be followed by paparazzi. "
" Regardless of whatever job you do, you want to see the importance of it or how it can be important. I think by inspiring the people that I come from - if I inspire anyone - would be worth it. "
" I've been seeing superhero movies as long as I can remember. I don't think they're going anywhere. "
" Paul Rudd has a very specific brand of humor. "
" I'm an American, and I live pretty well. But go down to Mexico, and a lot of people really don't. So what, we're going to blame them for trying to get out? "
" I remember my seventh-grade chemistry teacher told me I'd never amount to anything. I thought, 'Hmm. OK.' That gave me motivation to prove her wrong. "
" I usually joke around, especially on set. "
" Actors love the big speeches and love to be the center of attention. I mean, that's why we do it. "
" A good director is like a good coach. You want to play for him. You want to really show him your good stuff. You don't want to let that person down. Ridley Scott is one of those guys. "
" There are not too many times when a movie's not cynical, you know what I mean? "
" I've tested for I-don't-know-how-many pilots, and I didn't get any of them. I would always try to go off the top and make it as spontaneous as possible, but acting in sitcoms is such a skill set, and I didn't have it. I wish I did back when I was younger. "
" It's so interesting to watch Ben Stiller work because he just knows what's funny. "
" I feel really comfortable with going for the reality of the drama, but I'm not much for the comedy of it. You have to make people laugh, or you have to be true to the character in such a way that makes people laugh. It's a whole different thing. "
" Play the role as a human being... human beings are three-dimensional. "
" 'End of Watch' was 98-percent written, and I work really hard to make it look like it's the first time I'm saying it. "
" I saw Gosling just kill it in 'Blue Valentine.' I thought he was just amazing at that, and I wouldn't mind maybe doing something like that. "
" 'Spider-Man' seems to have a different tone to the pure Marvel stuff, but I really enjoyed the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' and 'Iron Man' movies. I love the special effects and how it seems very real, but at the same time, it still lives within the realm of Marvel. That's got to be a lot of work. "