I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.
My interest lies in my self-expression - what's inside of me - not what I'm in.
The past has to inform the present.
You think of stars as ambitious or aggressive or self-oriented.
In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary, violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read. It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone.
The romance stuff is easy. A sex scene... that's hard, because you don't know what to do. Those scenes are awkward.
It's great to watch someone get the most out of what they can do, whether they're a beautiful performer or just a really gritty performer. It's something to behold.
Games sometimes can reveal things. To watch someone in movement, unconscious movement, can be very stimulating and revealing, whether they win or not.
When I see these guys write all this macho stuff I want to smash their heads.
A lot of films need planning in order to survive at all. It's part of the dog and pony show.
I think you learn more from looking at how things occurred and what happened afterward, not just at the event.
When you sit down and watch something alone, you're going to watch it for what it is.
I make a list of what I have in common, and what I don't have in common, with someone I'm playing.
I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors.
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