The thing about Chicago is that it really isn't like any other place. The architecture and the layout of the city are the best. I'm from the Midwest, and consider myself a Midwesterner. I feel most at home there. I love California. I have great friends in California. I just have always considered Illinois to be home.
I enjoy going out by myself... always have, always will. I don't have security guards, and, for the most part, I enjoy meeting new people. I see myself as a regular guy who likes playing video games with his nieces and nephews and poker with his family. I don't have an art collection or take exotic vacations. I enjoy being at home.
I've been lucky to work with people that I like most of the time. If I don't like them, I'll play head games with them to get their minds spinning.
Any guy hates Valentine's Day. Even if you're in love, you can't win on Valentine's Day. If you're married, you can't win on Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is like the thing you want to avoid at all costs.
I'm a horrible golfer.
You don't worry about being liked. You have to be yourself.
I'm not running for office. I just want people to come to my stuff and escape and see me as a character, not as anything else.
I've always been a fan of a Johnny Carson because he was so great with an audience and not afraid of self-deprecating humor.
My dad's name is Vernon and my mom liked the initials, V. V. My sisters and I got named Victoria, Valerie and Vincent so we'd be V. V.'s, too. But, then when you start getting pets' names that start with a 'v,' it's a little embarrassing.
It's great extremes which leads to great drama and great comedy.
If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person's house for a week, it's considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it's perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing.
Whenever you're scared of something, don't let that define you. We all feel it, but step up.
You'll never meet a nicer guy than Owen Wilson.
My approach as an actor has always been the same, in that the greatest gift that you're ever going to have is your imagination because you're not going to have all life experiences. So you draw on things that are sort of close to it but you spend your time expanding on it or drawing something specific on whatever your situation is.
I didn't own a cell phone for a long time. I was late in the game on that.
I have a preference for film just because of the familiarity. It's what I know, and I sort of have nostalgia for it.
I think too many people look at the arts with a religious outlook. Arts, music, singing and performing, it's all make-believe.
I'm not a big gadget guy. When I write, I'll do the whole thing by hand, and then I'll put it into the computer.
If I'm not interested in a woman, I'm straight-forward. Right after sex, I usually say, 'I can't do this anymore. Thanks for coming over!'
The last book I read was the book I've been rereading most of my life, The Fountainhead.