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Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.
Every journey starts with fear.
Do you know what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real.
Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you.
I was listening to this Adele song, where she's like, "When we were young..." I was like, "You're 27. Are you kidding me?
Romance is important, but to have a friend you can use as a mirror, who can give you an objective response, that's what's really important.
I think that we all have within us the potential for almost anything. If we play close attention to our lives, then we can get at it somehow.
Theater has given me a different perspective on the way I approach films.
I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to
By cool, I don't mean cool. I mean vulnerable and a mess.
I promise that, one day, everything's going to be better for you.
When I walk into a screening, I'm nervous in a different way than I am as an actor. But the response is ultimately I know how I feel about it and that's what matters to me the most.
Being a star doesn't last. That's not what life should be about. It's a complete illusion that really has nothing to do with you. For me, finding out about life is the most important thing.
Crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts.
I'm open to whatever people want to call me.
Sometimes what I actually love to do is go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered.
Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.
Not to say that you should be constantly trying to change the world, but I think it's important to know that whatever we do has an implication and has an effect, and because of that it is political.
You can’t just lump things into two categories. Things aren’t that simple.
In that way, as an actor in particular, you're powerless. And so in that way as an actor in particular you can't make mistakes.
I'm more Baskin-Robbins style myself.
I have an overactive brain, and as a result of that, I can really get in my own mind. So I like to try and exercise it to the point of exhaustion.
I'm superstitious a little bit.
Every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy.
Often times it's really hard for me to articulate why I connect to something.
In work, never have any regrets and always leave everything on the field.
It's funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park.
I fooled around with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams got pregnant.
There are lines that just stick with me, like I mean I still can remember it's like every line that I say from Nightcrawler, I mean it's just always there.
Really, contrary to popular belief, I like to have a good time and not take myself too seriously.
As an actor, I feel like I'm somebody who, when somebody gives me a mark, I don't want to hit it. I don't like that. But then, without even knowing it, I just hit it.
I hope I'm a spiritual person. I'm trying to be a spiritual person.
They're the darkest people I know, comedians.
The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive.
To me Donnie Darko was about adolescence. And about how, as soon as you start to grow up and you sort of move out into the world, you realize everything is so trippy. That anything can be anything.
My parents taught me as a kid: do your work. Do it well. Try as hard as you can, whatever it is. It will one day, for the long run, it will make some sort of change somewhere.
I love artists. I love watching other people work.
I've become obsessed with learning other languages in movies, because I was like, since I was like, but I learned how to box so why don't I just learn another language for a movie?
I wasn't really quite sure where Heath Ledger came from, and I think that's the feeling most people got when they were around him and why he was so extraordinary.
I have a profound respect for cinematographers. That is my secret sauce. Like they are everything to me.
Do I take care of my body and take conditioning seriously? Yes.
When I was young, before school, my father would wake me up and we would go running together. A love of being physical, being active and being outside was something he instilled in me.
I want, overall, to trust what I know is right. There have been many times when I haven't.
My experience on 'Jarhead' was life changing.
My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.
I'm a harsh critic, you know? I am.
I think it's important for every man to find the right woman and every woman to find the right man.
'Brokeback Mountain' takes all your conceptions of America, and the Western, and cowboys, and sexuality, and love, and it stirs them all up.
I like that when you create you really do create with a very small group of people, and in that space, before it goes out to all these people, that's what I love.
When you find theater writing like in the theater on film but it's realistic, it doesn't matter who the character is, you want to do it.