My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.
It's nice to sometimes get things out of life, rather than stealing from other artists. I'm trying to steal from the real people.
I do all kinds of roles - nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho - and occasionally someone kind of normal. It's weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho.
It's hard to get concert tickets.
People have said unkind things and you kind of have to, if you happen to read it, you have to just, you know, move on.
I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility.
I'd said to my sweetheart a couple of days before that the SAG and Spirit Award nomination was amazing and I had no attachment to the Academy Award. I knew I was an underdog so I just decided to sleep through the announcement.
I generally play strong people and scary people.
The only thing I do on a computer is play Texas Hold 'Em, really. Obviously my cell phone is a computer. My car is a computer. I'm on computers every day without actively seeking them out.
I don't think there are in life, pure darkness or pure light. Everyone's got a little of everything.
When something gets attention so quickly, people sometimes will look for reasons to find fault and tear it down.
I maintain that if you're a novelist and you go into an art museum, you'll come out a better novelist. And if you paint a picture for an hour you're a better actor at the end of it.
It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me.
I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am.
I'm just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be a part of it whether it's a studio film or, more likely in that instance, an independent film.
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