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" My parents met when they were 16 and bonded over the antiwar movement. "
" A play is not a tweet. It can't be compressed and embedded, and it definitely can't be delivered apologetically. "
" In this new world where art is willfully misinterpreted to score points and to distract, simply doing the work of an artist has become a political act. "
" I'm an actor, in particular, that likes to have a mask or something that can help me distance myself from the character. Like the moustache or an accent. "
" There's a ton of stories that can come out of L.A. I actually think that even though I enjoy being in New York more, I think that L.A. is a really fascinating place. "
" Growing up, I used to babysit, but, thinking back on what I was like at 15, this was probably a terrible idea. "
" It's a challenge to turn a book series into a television series; you need to keep people on their toes, but you also want to be true to the source material. "
" The thing is that, often if you have time to research a role, sometimes it's hard to know exactly where to start. "
" When you're in a theater, it's about reaching the back rows. When you have a camera in your face, it's just about knowing the size of the room. "
" If I could grill for breakfast, I would. "
If I Could
" In terms of my free time, I really don't have much. The time I do have, I enjoy being domestic and spending time with my girlfriend, hiking and playing tennis. "
" What was so brilliant about 'Girls' was that they allowed their characters to be ludicrous and selfish and faulted but didn't shy away from a deeper psychological foundation for that neuroses. "
" I was not into B-movies. A lot of it is sloppy. "
" My wife was pregnant while we were promoting 'Ant-Man,' and that was very exciting, to see, like, action figures of myself, as we're getting the nursery ready. "
" It's funny; I'm in some ways hopelessly masculine, but I don't fish, I don't hunt, I'm not that into sports. I can't fix a car. I think it's my point of view and the way I see the world. "
" I started with superhero stuff - 'X-Men' and 'Spider-Man' and 'Batman' and 'Hellboy' - but I wasn't familiar with 'The Strain' until I started the show. "
" After college, I was an intern at the New York Theater Workshop. In the mornings, I would build sets and hang lights, and in the afternoon, I would be the reader for auditions. "
" My parents never had to tell me about the birds and the bees, you know? It was very out in the open. "
" I grew up really into comic books, and I actually thought I was going to be a comic-book artist. That was my ambition before I realized I couldn't keep characters looking the same from panel to panel. "
" Good writing is everything. "
" I think, sometimes, actors having a holistic view of what they're in can be overrated. Especially when you're playing somebody as narcissistic and self-involved as Ernest Hemingway, it doesn't really matter what else is in the script. "
" I never really knew what to do with my hair to begin with. When I was fat, I had incredibly long, unkempt hair. And there was kind of a poetic justice to losing something I was hiding behind. "
" You can make bad writing 'OK,' but... you really need to start with a good script and with characters that are three-dimensional and with great dialogue. It's a difficult lesson to learn because good writing is hard to come by, but it's definitely worth chasing. "
" The very act of saying anything more nuanced than 'us good, them bad' is under attack, and I'm proud to stand with artists who do. "
" Yes, I'm a New Yorker, born and bred. While I'm not quite the L.A. snob that Woody Allen is, I do find myself happier in New York. "
" In some ways, it's easier to be the lead. Week after week, scene after scene, the rhythms of filming force you to peel away a certain amount of artifice. When you're on set that much, there's a license to let the character emerge from the work itself. "
" What's really fun as the villain is working to get the audience to hate you. "
" The good guy is only as strong as the bad guy. "
" Working outdoors in the Delacorte Theater is always challenging. "
" I can walk down the street and nobody knows who I am. "
" I made a choice in my career to not get hair plugs and not hide the fact that I was balding, and I've managed to play all sorts of characters who have shaved heads. "