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" My parents did divorce, but my dad has always been present for me and loving me and my mom as well when she was alive. "
" I feel pressures to stay relevant. To stay interesting and interested. To stay at the top of my game and expand. "
" Some actors specialize in shooting weapons and punching people. Some have the market on playing buffoons cornered, others specialize in roles that require heavy makeup or outrageous wardrobe. Some trade exclusively in a post-ironic blase attitude. "
" I've gotten to believe it's more fun to play politicians than actually be them. "
" For me, the battle is finding the balance between wanting to spend time with my boys and then having enough perspective to still be the disciplinarian and, like, not be in the best friend business. "
" Here's my theory: If a person gets worldwide fame at a young age, they're emotionally frozen at that moment. For me, that's 15 to 18, so you find yourself in your mid-20s being a glorified 15-year-old. What could possibly go wrong? "
" To go from playing Jack Startz in 'Behind the Candelabra' to playing JFK in the same year, I have now operated at the far ends of my range as an actor. "
" My roles in comedies from 'Austin Powers' to 'Tommy Boy' to 'Wayne's World,' were sort of comedic 'straight man' parts. My character on 'Parks & Recreation' is the comic relief in a comedy. To play a character that appears strictly for laughs is sort of new for me and really fun. "
" I am terrible with people's names. "
" Show me someone who doesn't have some sort of experience that they would be uncomfortable for people to know about and I'll show you a dullard. "
" When I was filming 'The Outsiders,' my idea of success was getting the next Martin Scorsese movie. "
" I have other obligations now - the show, my family, my life... though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn't have any of those things. "
" If I had been on 'Ally McBeal,' I would have been seen coming out of the shower on the first show. "
" I don't think the Internet should be immune to the standing laws of countries. "
" Oh my God, I love rehab! I highly recommend it. "
" I've been lucky enough in 'The West Wing' and 'Brothers & Sisters' to talk about the issues that are important to me with none of the awful mud-slinging or public scrutiny you have in politics. "
" My dad is an attorney. I've always been interested in it. My sons are probably going to law school. "
" In spite of being professionally gregarious, in my nonpaid hours I'm a bit of a hermit. After being around a crew of fifty people for twelve hours a day on a film set, I really like my alone time, and as always, I abhor small talk. "
" I started out being a really, really liberal Democrat. "
" My hopes and aspirations haven't changed since I started in this business. They've been to be able to play drama, to be able to play comedy, to be able to play leading men, and to be able to play character roles. I have no other aspirations in this regard. "
" It's funny what actors take issue with. Some won't do parts where animals are in jeopardy; some won't ever play anyone remotely unlikable - 'Heroes only, please.' Some won't do violence. I have no such qualms. "
" I have had a lot of blessed, interesting things happen to me and have bumped up against some amazing people. "
" Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don't put it on a platform. I don't campaign about it. It's just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being - my wife, Sheryl - which I was never able to do before. "
" My greatest regret at the passing of America-hating strongman Hugo Chavez is that he didn't live long enough to party with Dennis Rodman. "
" The first private space of my own wasn't a dorm room; it was a hotel room in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "
" I'm a sportsman, you know, and I shoot skeet, and I grew up in the Midwest, so that's a part of my culture. "
" I've always been involved in politics, since I was 8 or 9 years old. I sold Kool-Aid for McGovern - I could always pick a winner. "
" I like the nexus of Bollywood and Hollywood. I'm actually shocked that there isn't more of a meld between our two industries. "
" I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I've loved it ever since I was on 'The West Wing.' "
" I've been around for so long, people have their perceptions of me: good, bad or indifferent. "
" I'm a Hollywood pinhead; I don't know about political labels. "