June 19, 1984
I approach every role from scratch.
I grew up in Manhattan, and now I live in Brooklyn.
I'd love to do a really broad comedy at some point.
The better the acting is, the harder it is to see what the process is.
I like characters that make me feel challenged and sort of inspired.
'Looper' was a wonderful script. Rian Johnson is the real deal and a really talented filmmaker.
I feel like, once you're doing a job, you shouldn't talk about it.
The hardest thing about working with your partner is that the work starts to become first.
One of my favorite things I read was John Steinbeck's journals while he was writing 'East of Eden,' which was so cool.
I'm a private person, but I don't feel afraid to walk out of my door or anything. I get recognised occasionally, but not overwhelmingly so.
I think that the Western went away for a while because part of its function was that it used to be America's action film.
I do think the first time you read a script, that gut response is very important, and that probably plants a seed that continues to blossom throughout the whole experience.
I love filming in New York. I love New York movies, too. I just like it when people can take New York and make it their own, because there are so many different New Yorks.
I like a restaurant called Bruci, and there's some really nice people who work there and good food. They change their menu a lot, so maybe that's what keeps me coming back. I never know what I'm going to get.
I'd always been fascinated by people who allow themselves to be so rude and irritated and foul-mouthed and hostile, but usually you can sense there's something vulnerable beneath them - a shield they use to protect that vulnerable side. Finally, when they expose that soft spot, it's kind of touching.