The only thing more intimidating than a huge international film star is your mother-in-law.
You know, 1% of us is in the armed forces, protecting the other 99, and they're all volunteers.
You think of George Washington, this man who was larger than life, and in some ways he was. But at the same time, he's just a person.
The place I feel most at home is when I have health insurance. I really don't care how I get it, whether it's on film, or television or waiting tables, you know?
The vampire craze is kind of fascinating. We're interested in the idea of immorality and I think we're drawn to people or creatures who can give in to those base impulses and just be bad and not feel bad about it.
Don't trust somebody that don't have a troubled period.
Every job is an opportunity to be a better person.
I can always go back to construction. That's great money, but the problem is you can cut off your hand.
I went to Julliard and we did a lot of mask work there, and I remember thinking in class, 'When am I ever going to use this?'
My dad is kind of a rascal, like in a Dickensian sense. He just goes from career to career.
Part of your job as an artist is to push yourself and make sure your creative juices are flowing.
You learn history in school, and you have a reverential feeling toward it. But by being irreverent, it feels current.
You never can take for granted that you have a job.
If it doesn't feel like a job and I'm learning something and getting that rush that I get, I don't care if it's behind a camera, on a TV set, or on the moon.
Even the greatest actors have had dry spells where they've wondered if they were going to work again.
I always felt that if somebody picks on you it's because they're not happy doing what they're doing.
I only play projects with weird interpretations of presidents.
I'd consider myself a flailing comedy writer.
New Orleans in an amazing town.
You never know when you'll have a bad idea for a worse joke.