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There’s a tendency, when you’re directing yourself, not to give the performance as much care, because you feel like there’s too much focus on yourself,…
School allowed me to have outlets so that some of the pressure was taken off the acting. Every role in every movie, I used to…
One of the things I’ve learned as a filmmaker is to have some aspect of the movie be something that I admire greatly, whether that’s…
I used to read a lot about myself and the projects I was doing. When I was only acting, I wouldn’t read any reviews because…
I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I’ve actually been painting longer than I’ve been acting. A movie is a collaborative…
I guess what I enjoy most is directing, because it incorporates all aspects of filmmaking. Directing is in the same line as acting – both…
I feel like because I’ve done more gay characters, gay scenes, or gay projects than most straight actors, people see it as some sort of…
I acted professionally for about eight years, and I was writing all that time but never showed anybody any of it. There just came a…
Because acting was my only professional outlet, I put a ton of pressure on the roles that I did. I overstepped my bounds, I tried…
A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers – not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their…
The general view is that actors start on soaps and then maybe graduate to prime-time television or film; normally you don’t see a film actor…
You work really hard to make it, and maybe you get some acclaim, but then you realize there are certain limitations as an actor.
I view filmmaking as a director’s medium.
In the end, I do have a group of friends and teachers whose opinions I respect, and so I guess I just have to be…
Reviews about film acting are very… tricky, because movies are such a collaborative thing.
When I research a role it does get a little crazy and maybe even a little stupid.
Not having any real direction, one writer would lead me to another.
I was an English major at UCLA when I was 18, and then I left after a year to start acting. I was educating myself…
I don’t go on vacation. I don’t really need vacation.
I don’t like sleeping in a bed.
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