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Born: 1976-12-29
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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I went to film school so I have a writing and directing background, and I think a lot of the material I'm interested in writing and getting out there is stories about anti-heroes and people you should just not ordinarily root for - trying to figure out a way of appealing to people they wouldn't normally appeal to.

Tags: School, Trying, Writing

If you do a character that resonates enough, people are always going to see you as that character. It will just be up to me to make choices where I can flex other muscles.

Tags: Character, Choices, Enough

In my gym class, we had something called The Pit, this little alcove where we had to sit if we forgot our gym clothes. It was usually just the crippled kid, the pregnant girl, and me. It was pretty awkward, just hanging with all these freaks who didn't want to show their legs.

Tags: Girl, Pretty, Show

It's awesome to see something like 'Inception', which is just mind-blowing and amazing, and it actually resonates with the audiences. I feel like that's rare.

Tags: Actually, Amazing, Awesome

My first job was at an amusement park in Virginia. It was the worst. I loved the park but once I'd worked there all the magic was gone from it. It just turned into a place I hated and I've never been there since.

Tags: Job, Once, Place

So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.

Tags: Film, Here, School

When I met David Green at film school he always used to offer free haircuts - he was kind of an artisan. In a lot of our films, he's constantly trying to give me weird looks.

Tags: Give, School, Trying

You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I've been doing are based on different people I might've had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.

Tags: Angry, Might, Teacher

The one thing about being a parent is the ability to be selfless: To give up the things you want and need for the benefit of someone else.

Tags: Else, Give, Someone

And I'm a pretty avid photographer, I've been into photography for years now, so I try to spend some of my free time with that.

Tags: Pretty, Time, Try

As an actor, you don't want to be typecast, because Hollywood is so quick to put you in things that you've succeeded in before.

Tags: Actor, Hollywood, Put

But for me, personally, I didn't have any ambitions to become an actor. I'm interested in getting behind the camera.

Tags: Actor, Become, Getting

Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.

Tags: Confidence, Good, Humor

I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school.

Tags: Film, Remember, School

I definitely like taking the dark horse approach and picking people you should not be getting behind, and you figure out a way to get behind them.

Tags: Dark, Getting, Horse

I don't really care about awards.

Tags: Awards, Care

I don't tend to watch too many American comedies. I love British comedy.

Tags: American, Comedy, Love

I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.

Tags: High, Teacher, Time

I made movies all the time when I was a kid.

Tags: Kid, Movies, Time

I usually choose movies that I would want to see. I appreciate drama and if the right script came across my desk, drama you will see.

Tags: Appreciate, Choose, Movies

I'll still try to nail acting jobs, but with 'Eastbound,' creating it is what gives me the ultimate pleasure at the end of the day.

Tags: Acting, End, Try

I've always had the hair of Lionel Ritchie since I was a boy, but the mullet sadly is a hairpiece. My wife won't let me rock that hairstyle.

Tags: Hair, Rock, Wife

In my school, people liked the gym teachers because they were the football or soccer coaches. But look, if they're cool, they get respect.

Tags: Cool, Respect, School
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It hasn't been anything that's been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there.

Tags: Hasn, Here, Recognized

It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.

Tags: America, Battle, Big

Jody Hill, who I created 'Eastbound And Down' and 'Fist Foot Way' with, was my best man at my wedding.

Tags: Best, Foot, Wedding

On a human level, people want to see someone succeed who wants to change.

Tags: Change, Human, Someone

The dynamics are pretty much the same among me and my friends as they were when I was 18 years old.

Tags: Friends, Old, Pretty

The whole experience of 'Eastbound' has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way.

Tags: Experience, Unexpected, Whole

There is no future for me as a closing pitcher.

Tags: Closing, Future, Pitcher

And I'm always surprised when people have seen 'The Foot Fist Way', so when people bring that up, I'm always surprised that's reached other people besides my immediate friends.

Tags: Bring, Friends, Seen

But obviously you don't want to just be the guy who comes in and sort of spices up every movie. So yeah, definitely moving into more of a leading man role would be great, but on my own terms.

Tags: Great, Guy, Moving

I always get forwarded these weird pictures of people getting Kenny Powers tattoos. That's probably the craziest thing I've ever seen: Somebody will ink my face on their body for eternity.

Tags: Body, Face, Getting

People don't realize you're blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it's got to peak at point D I go to A, B, C D then I'm home.

Tags: Home, Point, Time

As a journalist, the details always tell the story.

Tags: Details, Story, Tell

Be kind to the living.

Tags: Living

First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work.

Tags: Effective, Work, Writer

I put headlights in Ford vans. I still drive a Ford.

Tags: Drive, Headlights, Put

I wish all critics, no matter their color, were more sophisticated when it comes to the moral questions a film like 'St. Anna' is trying to raise.

Tags: Matter, Trying, Wish

I'd like to do something involving jazz. But books are how I earn my living, and I'd like to stay with the horse I rode in on.

Tags: Books, Horse, Living

I'm not interested in food. It's just fuel.

Tags: Food, Fuel, Interested

I'm proud of 'Miracle at St. Anna' and I loved it; there's no question in my mind it's as good as any movie that came out in 2007.

Tags: Good, Mind, Proud

If you have the material it will form itself as a kind of connective tissue.

Tags: Material, Tissue

My family is my career.

Tags: Career, Family

Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he's a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he's a novel.

Tags: Novel, Short, Story

The black church will accept anybody.

Tags: Accept, Black, Church

The question of religion in black America is something filmmakers don't want to touch.

Tags: America, Black, Religion

Until you expose the cancer, you can't fix it.

Tags: Cancer, Fix, Until

Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.

Tags: Fat, Getting, Writing

It's the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens. And therein lies the problem of being a professional black storyteller - writer, musician, filmmaker.

Tags: Black, Old, Problem

When you're interviewing someone, even your mother - you have to sort of deal with you have to get some objective space from yourself and the person but you also have to find what's the best way to get the information from that person.

Tags: Best, Mother, Yourself
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