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" It's dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing. "
" Instead of telling the world what you're eating for breakfast, you can use social networking to do something that's meaningful. "
" Basically, I think 21st century conservation is moving toward preserving ecosystems by dealing with the needs of people. "
" Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it. "
" When I'm the one who sits down and looks at the blank page and writes it out all the way, then I'll call it my script. "
" Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced. "
" I grew up on the golden age of children's TV. "
" It's better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you. "
" I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility. "
" I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it. "
" I'm not particularly precious about the theatrical experience any more. "
" I'm a New Yorker, you know. "
" I tend to have a kind of tunnel vision when I'm looking at an individual piece. "
" I don't smoke and I don't want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films. "
" I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines. "
" The film industry needs to confront the physical footprint of the way films get made. "
" I almost forgot what it's like to be proud of my government. "
" Anybody who is running a marathon or doing a walkathon, doing a fundraiser for their school, their company, by far it's guaranteed the easiest and most fun way to quickly set up a fundraising campaign and send it around to your friends and family. "
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" No, I'm not a very methodologically pure actor. "
" All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard. "
" Most of the films that I've ever really responded to are ones that I feel were really involved in their times. "
" Every little thing that people know about you as a person impedes your ability to achieve that kind of terrific suspension of disbelief that happens when an audience goes with an actor and character he's playing. "
" Identical twins are endemically alike in many ways. "
" Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film. "
" If I'm trying to put size on for a role, then I don't do much running. "
" I don't flatter myself - I'm not a scientist, I'm not a conservation expert. "
" I read a lot of scripts and so many are clearly a knockoff of one familiar genre or another. "
" 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. "
" A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience. "
" If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I'm gonna have a heart attack. "
" You always end up getting involved in things because of, you know, the strange things your life brings you into contact with. "