I don't ask other actors questions. I think that's too intrusive. I just watch. I don't want to be constricted to an idea of what acting is by anyone else. I want to take my own education.
I've gotten to go to far-off places in the world, have very unique, isolated, intense experiences for four or five months at a time, and then, kind of like a dream, those things disappear. You may see those people again, but it's never, ever going to be as intense as it was for that time period.
I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
When I was 14, I was on the cover of 'Bop' and 'Tiger Beat.' Every two months, I would see a new kid's face, and I remember saying, 'This is not something that lasts very long.'
I certainly don't eat raw bison liver on a regular basis.
I believe, you know, as history unfolds, certain films will disappear, and certain ones will stand the test of time. And you never know which ones those are. And you've just got to go for the opportunities of films you think might be memorable.
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.
There is a lot of speculation about what women are attracted to, and there are a lot of misconceptions.
My mother is a walking miracle.
You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing.
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.
I think I will always feel like an outsider.
I don't think anyone really gets used to being recognized around the world. It kind of feels like a videogame at times, especially with paparazzi and people following you and things of that nature. But it's part of who I am now.
Women have been the most persecuted people throughout all of recorded history, more than any race or religion.
When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.