You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.
Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again.
The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.
I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.
I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste.
I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don’t know how to feel good about the work you’re doing or the life you’re leading.
There’s no truth anymore.
The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured’. That kind of thing.
Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.
If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me.
I’d rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
Am I a romantic? I’ve seen ‘Wuthering Heights’ ten times. I’m a romantic.
You do the work and you want people to see it; but, um while I’m doing the work, the result doesn’t matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don’t, I don’t care whether the film is – you know – some big giant box-office bonanza and I don’t care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it’s actually finished it’s a success. They’re all a success in their own way.
There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.
If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.
I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.
I may have a feather duster down my pants.
How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting. It’s lying.
There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.
The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.
Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.
I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.
I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It’s really the first time I’ve thought about the future and what it could be.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn’t mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
It’s good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don’t think I can handle being here all the time, it’s pretty nutty.
I’m not sure I’m adult yet.
I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
I guess I’m attracted to these off beat roles because my life has been a bit abnormal. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.
For a long time I tried to manage an honesty and openness about my personal life because I’m human and I’m normal – well, semi-normal.
Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing.
The term ‘serious actor’ is kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it? Like ‘Republican party’ or ‘airplane food.’
People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn’t care less.
It’s an odd thing when there is a fan page for my daughter who is not yet 13.
I’m not Blockbuster Boy.
I think everybody’s nuts.
I don’t want to run around and look at a shot through a monitor. That doesn’t improve what I’m trying to do. I figure, once I’ve done my job, it’s none of my business.
As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.