I've never been much of a guitarist. I mean, I've played forever, but I was always more of a rhythm kind of guy. I don't read music.
I like being like a chameleon who transforms himself with each role.
I think that's why often people in creative fields can feel so alone is because there's a constant third eye, that constant watcher.
I've done movies I'm very proud of, but there's always a sense of: 'Come see this shiny new car!' The question I hate the most is: 'Why should people see it?'
You can't try to be authentic. You either are or you aren't.
I think that when you decide to dedicate yourself to creative endeavors and surround yourself with people who are creative, you very quickly learn how hard it is to survive doing those kinds of things, not to mention make a living at them.
'Mojave' is a very wild, throwback film with these two dudes going after each other.
'Cool' is detached and emotionally cool. My instinct is to battle anything that seems overly cool.
Anybody who dedicates himself to exploring the human condition, there's always a detached eye that's watching. In any situation, a little part of me is observing it, to see if there are any raw materials to create something else later.
When I came up to New York to do a play, I passed by Julliard, and I was like, 'Oh I heard of this place.' I applied, and ended up getting in.
I always joked with my parents. I told them, 'If I don't make it as an actor, my fallback is musician.'
I get attached to things: I wear the same jeans for a year.
I guess 'Scarface' was the Cuban Al Pacino.
Cats are impossible to work with. They're just very difficult because you can't really train them. They're not really interested in whatever you want them to do. Dogs want to please you; cats only want to please themselves.
I always like teaser trailers because they don't give too much away, you know? They give just a flavor of what the thing is.
J. J. Abrams is amazing.
I'm very happy to have the heritage that I do, but I'm not wanting to be 'the Latino actor.' I just want to be 'an actor.'
The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I'll be at showing them in my acting.
I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people.
I played guitar and bass. I didn't do much vocals, although I did have one band where I was the lead singer. But that was when I was in college.