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" It's finding time for each other. That's the trick to any relationship, you know. Finding time to really be present for each other. "
" I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn't. "
" And I think for me there's a lot of neurosis involved with where you should be or thinking about where you are all the time instead of being where you are. "
" Every girl I've gone out with has said something to me first. "
" If you fall in love with somebody you're working with, fine, but wait till your project is over. "
" I went to school in Massachusetts at Hampshire College. "
" When my grandpa was moved to physical action, you felt utter terror. "
" Film is such a bizarre vehicle for acting. It's such a bizarre experience. I don't think you ever really get familiar with it. If you do get familiar with it, you're probably not that good anymore. "
" Theater is consistent. You ride your bike to work. You get most of the day off so you can see your kids. My problem is that after three months, I go mad. One of the reasons I never thought I could do a TV show is that I hate doing the same thing over and over again. "
" I think that everything I've ever done at some point is part of someone else's legacy. "
" You'd think true masculinity was just calm and collected happiness. So alpha male that it needs not or worries not. But typically masculine characters are always fighting, and most violence comes from some agitated level of fear and anxiety. "
" You always have to create the character from the ground up. "
" When you're in a place like New York or D.C. you just can't beat it, and it's so hard to recreate because they are both such distinctive places. "
" That's one of the benefits of working on big budget films. You work with people who have a lot of experience and you get to learn a lot. "
" I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. "
" The premise for me has always been that it's vulnerable people who do violent things. And the more vulnerable they feel, often, the more violent they are. But I think, you know, that's an idea that comes from history, from classical theater, for me. "
" I'm someone who started in the theater and really couldn't stand repeating the show. My favorite part of acting is the five or six weeks of rehearsal that you get. I like doing previews; I like the opening week because my friends and family come, and then after that, I don't want to do it anymore. "
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" I'm misrepresented as a scary person. I'm not. It's all about my size and my eyebrows. "
" I get very nervous around famous people and I get nervous around beautiful women. "
" I'm drawn to people who share that sense of loss. All actors are trying to repair damaged relationships. I think that might be why I've been drawn to other actors. "
" I find that the most interestingly written parts happen to be the bad guys. "
" I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood. "
" We have to remember to respect the faith of people and maybe not the organizations or the groups that manifest around it. "
" If you are going to remake a film, you may as well remake a classic. "
" If I'm doing my job as an actor, the audience knows everything I know about the character. "
" The skill set for hockey is so specific to skating and if you haven't been skating as a kid it's impossible to play - and I wasn't a skater. "
" I think, the first time I played Iago at the Public Theater, I realized I had a - much to my chagrin - I realized I had an instinct for these conflicted characters, for these torn characters, for these characters who could be described as evil. I wouldn't describe them that way. "
" It's good to overexpose yourself with work. But don't expose yourself too much with the press. "
" I get panic attacks in big crowds. "
" Everyone says villains are thankless parts, but those are really the best roles. "
" The funny thing is that I write and I act a lot about being Jewish, but I don't really think about it as a regular person. "