I'm just an actor. If it's drama, I add as much humor as the part will stand. And if it's a comedy, add as much drama as you can, so it balances out; you don't wanna be too serious.
I guess people recognize me, but I'm not a household name. Two out of every five people who come up to me know my name. The one thing I don't want is to be followed by paparazzi.
My first ten years in Hollywood were really tough. I'd be coaching friends who came to me for acting advice, and then they'd make it before I did. I'd still be helping them while they were on movie sets and I had four lines on a TV show.
The joy of 'Crash' was that it was all about the work. It was my first real part. Before that, it was a line here and there, maybe a scene. 'Crash' was five scenes, a beautiful arc, a little vignette of my own. It really meant something.
I think writing is the most underrated thing in Hollywood.
I want to do more sci-fi films. I want to play half-alien, half-illegal alien.
A good comic explores the imagination, but it's always got to have those notes of truth running through it.
It's so interesting to watch Ben Stiller work because he just knows what's funny.
I grew up reading the newspapers, mostly the sports section. I was a wrestler and would check to see if I was ranked.
I used to tour with this band. I was a drummer. I would tour a bunch for about 10 months out of the year and act for about two months. I would make what I needed from acting and would stretch it out.
I've always noticed that girls cry way easier than guys do.
Well, I always heard about it from people talking about Dianetics, and I was interested. But really, how I got into Scientology was when I was living in LA. The house I was in was pretty big and I was living pretty well, having all the amenities that a young Hollywood kid would have. But I wasn't happy. And I remember seeing Jenna Elfman being interviewed by Barbara Walters or maybe on 20/20, one of those shows. She said something like, Scientology enables you to be the real you without all that other stuff. My roommate was flipping through the channels, so it was like a 6-second deal, but I really cognited on that. I was like, "Wow! That sounds amazing." Not only did it sound amazing, but it sounded true and very practical. I thought, "Wow, if Scientology is for real, I want part of it." So I literally just walked into the church and asked, "How do I start? How do I become a Scientologist?"