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I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising.
Its the difference between instinct and intuition.
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.
I grew up in the Lower East Side of New York.
I'm misrepresented as a scary person. I'm not. It's all about my size and my eyebrows.
My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election.
As soon as you know what you're doing, you're doing it wrong.
I think that everything I've ever done at some point is part of someone else's legacy.
I'm not that interested in working with impervious people.
I don't think I've ever been a huge target for the press, and I value that to a degree, because there's a certain value for actors staying beneath the radar so they can play characters.
You watch a hockey game, and the hand-eye coordination and the speed is really miraculous; how those guys track the puck alone, just following it with their eyes.
I was always drawn to tough girls. I liked that domineering thing.
There's the private persona and the public persona and the two shall never meet
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.
There's something cathartic about swearing 150 times after spending ten hours in the editing room.
And I think for me theres 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.
I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that's a lot of what acting is.
Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
A lot of times in Hollywood you're as good as your last job.
I've always been more interested in the audience than I have in the plays. I like that idea of all those people sitting in the dark together. It's kind of fun.
I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood.
You know, I have a deep, deep affinity for Dr. Suess.
I get very nervous around famous people and I get nervous around beautiful women.
I manage to hide in my movies.
Call me communist, but I think that's something that everyone, regardless of their family's income, has a right to, and I was fortunate enough to have a mother who felt that way as well.
Every girl I've gone out with has said something to me first.
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 New York will always be this incredible international crossroads, and I don't think that will ever change.
I get panic attacks in big crowds.
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.
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.
If you fall in love with somebody you're working with, fine, but wait till your project is over.
I am very good with dialects, but the two that I can't do for some reason are the South African and Australian.
I am so used to being able to express myself from being an actor. So when people don't understand me, I'm just completely lost.
It's good to overexpose yourself with work. But don't expose yourself too much with the press.
If you are going to remake a film, you may as well remake a classic.
I'm kind of an obsessive-compulsive person, like, neat obsessive.
You can think about your career or you can think about your job. I like to think about my job.
Pitching. You're pitching yourself constantly which is probably why there are so many plays about sales. I think also it's like life.
Actors are as good as they allow themselves to be, and to portray life, you have to have as broad an experience of it as you possibly can, so everything's worth it.
I'm a typically lazy person. It is sort of characteristic of actors.
Where else do you find great directors? Acting is one of the places.
I love having that creative discussion where, at the end of the day, you both feel better for having done it. Maybe it's a typically Jewish thing, where you sort of go at each other.
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.
Actors, you know, they're often awkward people in real life.
Don't hit people; don't let it get you too angry; remember that everything you do can and will be used against you. And take a breath and have some perspective.
If I'm doing my job as an actor, the audience knows everything I know about the character.
You are what you know, as an actor, so you gotta try to know as much as you possibly can.
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.
I direct in the same way that I act, which is thinking about what the scene needs.