” I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I’ve relied on that, versus image or star. I have just said, ‘Hire me if you want somebody good.’ I tried to be as good as I could be every time out, and that’s kind of bridged the decades. “


” As an actor, you’re always at the service of somebody else’s vision. In a play, it’s more of the director’s vision, and he or she’s got their hands on you all the way up to opening night, and if it’s a film, there are even more people. “


” The older you get, and the more you’re in this business, the more you kind of feel like, ‘Why don’t we just do it my way? “


” You know, it’s really strange now with the Internet, with everyone having an unsolicited, anonymous opinion. “


” There are so many projects that you go into hoping the story works, and here comes a new third act and that kind of thing. “


” You see a lot of these movies that are really just 90-minute video games. The effects are incredible. I get it: There’s an art to that, terrific. I’m not interested in it, but there’s an art to that I suppose. “


” And that’s one thing that helps me is I learn it blandly, vanilla, then I don’t try to act it too soon because you start to act it, and you kind of go away from what the next sentence is, what the next paragraph is. So get it down so it kind of can – it’s in there so you can then, as I call it, dance on top of it. “


” I think it’s a style of acting that you trust. You trust the instincts. “


” I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn’t see that as a requirement in my job description. “


” I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life. “


” I think we have the attention span of a gnat. You know, with cell phones and Twitter. “



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I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I
As an actor, you


The older you get, and the more you
You know, it
There are so many projects that you go into hoping the story works, and here comes a new third act and that kind of thing.
You see a lot of these movies that are really just 90-minute video games. The effects are incredible. I get it: There
And that
I think it
I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn
I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.
I think we have the attention span of a gnat. You know, with cell phones and Twitter.
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