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Born: 1977-03-08
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan.

Tags: Busy, Love, Past

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. That's why it's my favorite city. You can do what you want without attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.

Tags: Busy, Love, Past

I remember one day during my freshman year of high school, when as usual I was obsessively listening to a cast recording: it may have been 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' And I remember sitting there, totally absorbed, saying to myself, 'I can do this.'

Tags: May, Saying, School

I'm kind of shocked that it's taken Hollywood so long to realize that so many great movie talents can come out of television. One of the reasons they do is that on TV you don't have the luxury of a film's big budget, and people have to compensate with creativity.

Tags: Big, Creativity, Great

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further.

Tags: Life, Romantic, Talk

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once, then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.

Tags: Keep, Life, Romantic

I've never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They're always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for.

Tags: Audience, Give, Problem

You buy a house and you get it checked out and you feel like you've kind of made your mark here in some way. And then an act of God just comes up the coast and has the potential to just completely wipe it clean. Weather like that is certainly humbling.

Tags: God, Here, Weather

You know, I'm not big on conspiracy theory. It does really kind of get my blood going when I find out there really are conspiracies that actually happened.

Tags: Actually, Big, Blood

You start thinking the world is a certain way and forgetting that there's another world outside of the campus boundaries that has nothing to do with what is your world at the time.

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I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey.

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I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit.

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Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours - all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life - it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat.

Tags: Education, Good, Life

A lot of movies you do because they're fun, they make people forget about their day.

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At a young age, acting was so inspiring and exciting, because to me it was play - make-believe, pretend.

Tags: Acting, Age, Young

Don't ever put anything past kids. They will surprise you in the best ways.

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I believe every religion captures a piece of the truth.

Tags: Piece, Religion, Truth

I can intellectualize myself out of anything.

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I never wear white or black socks.

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I started out doing theater in N.Y.C.

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I'm pretty much your average, energy-saving-light-bulbs-recycling citizen.

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I've always been a clown trapped in a leading man's body.

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I've been through quite a few hurricanes. I worked in North Carolina, where there's a housing development whose name was Landfall.

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I've only dyed my hair blond once, after 'Varsity Blues.'

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In a way, you kind of get caught up in whatever image of yourself you think is out there.

Tags: Image, Whatever, Yourself

It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want.

Tags: Country, Free, Keep

The ego certainly is the biggest obstacle as an artist or performer, so any chance you get to destroy that is really healthy.

Tags: Artist, Chance, Ego

The less seriously you take yourself, the better work you're going to do.

Tags: Less, Work, Yourself

The more you make fun of yourself and don't try to go for any kind of respect, the more people seem to respect you.

Tags: Fun, Respect, Yourself

Ultimately, I'd love to be able to work in film.

Tags: Able, Love, Work

When you're the lead of a series, things happen around you, and you react to them.

Tags: Happen, Lead, Series

You are incredibly fortunate whatever success falls on you, which is what happened with me.

Tags: Happened, Success, Whatever

You can't really pretend something is rosier than it is and expect people to buy it.

Tags: Buy, Expect, Pretend

I always show up to work and give it everything, and some things turn out better than others - and some things you can expect that it will come out better than others.

Tags: Give, Others, Work