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" My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think. "
" I've worked with some incredibly difficult directors but my understanding is that a lot of the best people are driven from a place of being extremely challenging and dark within their way. "
" I had friends of mine tell me they had a baby, and I didn't even know they were pregnant. "
" When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense. "
" I'll look at the script and I'll try to find as many books, movies, and pieces of music that I think are going to feed each scene or the character as a whole. "
" I'm challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power. "
" I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none. "
" Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable - if anything, quite happy with what you are doing - then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I've made up to that point. "
" I got so used to being unstable that I started to only be comfortable being unstable. "
" So when we finally settled down outside of Seattle I felt totally uncomfortable with that idea. "
" It's funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9. "
" I think I've spent so much time playing characters that are so far away from me and learning how to technically build and how to technically put something on top of you. "
" I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite. "
" Comedy is so hard; it's so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it. "
" At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there's a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it. "
" I visited those friends who'd just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut. "
" Wrap parties can be really sad, actually, disorienting. "
" I love experiencing other people's realities, seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time. "
" I had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard. "
" Every day is intense and alive, whether it's travel, work, even down time, which there is so little of. "
" I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better. "
" This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder. "
" It's the South that maintains the idea that they're different, which is interesting because nobody else really cares. "
" New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South. "
" On A Beautiful Mind, there was a wall of math. "