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" I'm a New Yorker, you know. "
" If I'm trying to put size on for a role, then I don't do much running. "
" If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm gonna have a heart attack. "
" I don't have anything to prove to anybody, which is a lovely place to be. "
" You never make all things for all people and can't always pander to the broadest denominator. I keep an eye toward doing the themes that interest me. Do they move me? Interest me? Make me think? When I run across something that is provocative in an unsettling way, it appeals to me. "
" I've always liked the idea of taking old dramatic ideas and devices and making them feel relevant or contemporary or whatever. "
" I'm fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves, because their responses are often counter to what they're actually feeling. Like when they're frightened, they tend to freeze. When they're angry, it doesn't always come out as volume. There are wonderful contradictions in the way that people express their emotions. "
" I think a lot of people relate to some of my characters' inner struggles. "
" At this point in my life I'm not bent on proving anything, really. "
" In drama, I think, the audience is a willing participant. It's suspending a certain kind of disbelief to try to get something out of a story. "
" If you've got a piece and you can feel the person who's going to direct it is really made for it, if it's really special for them, then it's going to be a better-than-usual experience. "
" The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions. "
" You can't control everything that comes to you. "
" I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films. "
" I think we really feel like Crowdrise could be something that, 20 years from now, people take for granted because that's just how you do it, like if you're going to raise money for something, that's how you do it. "
" I get heartbroken flying into L.A. It's just this feeling of unspecific loss. Can you imagine what the San Fernando Valley was when it was all wheat fields? Can you imagine what John Steinbeck saw? "
" I do find myself drawn more to pieces that I feel are wrestling with the way that we're living now, what we're all going through. "
" People are worried about the degree to which corporate interest is starting to threaten human interest. "
" I tend to have a kind of tunnel vision when I'm looking at an individual piece. "
" I always felt that acting was an escape, like having the secret key to every door and permission to go into any realm and soak it up. I enjoy that free pass. "
" Young people know how to use these social networking tools, and they know how to use them effectively. "
" Everyone keeps saying the western's dead, but it's not. "
" When you're working on a creative thing, everyone has an idea, and they're pushing it. The first time you work with anybody, you have to get comfortable with the way another person pushes hard for what they want. "
" The period western doesn't have a lot to say to most people today. "
" Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it. "
" People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies. "
" It's nice when someone knows their lines. "
" I think a lot of people in their average day actually imagine two sides of a conversation at one point or another. I think that the mental trick of holding two sides of a conversation in your head is actually something that we all do. "
" I like music, but I need to get outside more. "
" It's a dream to be in a company of actors. "
" I tend to relate to a character in terms of the arc: what's interesting is where he starts versus where he ends up. "