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Born: 1968-07-07
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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If you've got to get fired, it's really fabulous to get fired with a friend.

Tags: Fabulous, Fired, Friend

Beauty is everything.

Tags: Beauty

I haven't gone home with anybody who tried to pick me up in a long time.

Tags: Gone, Home, Time

I think 'Make love, not war' might be the most profound statement that's ever been made.

Tags: Love, Might, War

I wanted to be a lead singer in a band. I can't sing. I'm almost tone deaf. I still play. Next life, rock'n'roll for sure.

Tags: Life, Rock, Wanted

I'm a nomad.

Tags: Nomad

I'm a yes person. I'm too concerned with trying to make too many people happy.

Tags: Concerned, Happy, Trying

If I have a drink in my hand, sometimes it accidentally falls in the direction of the person.

Tags: Direction, Hand, Sometimes

It's so great to have your private relationships play out in the press.

Tags: Great, Press, Private

Maybe the universe will get tired of me.

Tags: Maybe, Tired, Universe

The reason the contracts are so long is because actors are very spontaneous; we may want to do Shakespeare one day and be Porky Pig the next!

Tags: May, Next, Reason

There are so many things I want to do! Some are personal. Some are professional.

Tags: Personal

You've gotta wonder what kind of vibe you're putting out there if you're having really creepy people come talk to you.

Tags: Creepy, Talk, Wonder

I sit every once in a while and I think about plays and films I can do with William Petersen into our eighties. He's the most incredible scene partner I've ever had.

Tags: Films, Once, While

I think everybody else in Hollywood, including network execs, has the opportunity to ask for a raise or a change in scenery in a much shorter time frame than actors. But I do think the networks have to protect themselves.

Tags: Change, Else, Time

I've never been to college, and I think about that. But I kept putting it off, and I am also thinking about having a child, and that's really important. Also, I want to do a lot of traveling and surfing - two of my hobbies.

Tags: Child, Off, Thinking

I love driving. I still drive a 1993 Toyota Camry. I do want to get an electric car, but it's less of a carbon footprint if you keep your old, fuel-efficient car on the road than if you say 'build me a whole new car.'

Tags: Car, Love, Old

I think that the world is in the middle of a huge transition that we have to make to renewable energy. We have to transition away from fossil fuels very, very quickly.

Tags: Away, Energy, Middle

I think the audience know which films are aimed at their pocket, and which films are aimed at their soul. There are a lot of films out there made by people who are genuinely trying to make a change.

Tags: Change, Soul, Trying

I think what we all have to do is make this big leap towards renewables. And it has to be a solution where you're actually building the answer; and it has to be built faster than the natural gas industry can build their answer.

Tags: Actually, Big, Natural
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I'm a theater guy and a filmmaker. So when my community was thrown up in the air by the gas industry, the way I could contribute was to do something in the film world. I never thought it would be a big deal at all.

Tags: Big, Film, Thought

I've been arrested three times. I don't like getting arrested, but it's not so bad when it's an organized form of nonviolent disobedience. It's something appealing to a higher law.

Tags: Bad, Getting, Law

In the U.S. you have a system of lobbying and influence on our policy and law makers which is incredibly pronounced. The gas industry spent $250 million getting an exemption from our Safe Water Act. Every one of those dollars is toxic; a contaminant in our political system. It disrupts the normal flow of justice, science, fact and reporting.

Tags: Justice, Political, Science

Independent documentary isn't beholden to some of the interests that the mainstream media are influenced by. It's a pathway to renegade, independent reporting in an in-depth, investigative fashion, and it can do so with a compassionate lens; it allows people to speak in a way that is more human than the mainstream media approach.

Tags: Fashion, Human, Speak

'Memorial Day' is about 'spring break' girls-gone-wild culture which is the seedy underbelly of our American Puritanism, the inverse side of the coin. It's also about how we forcefully exported that culture and then pretended to not know what we were doing.

Tags: American, Culture, Spring

The BP spill was the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. Yet somehow, gas companies like BP and Halliburton ran interference on reporting that story.

Tags: Greatest, History, Story

The first line in the first 'Gasland' is: 'I'm not a pessimist. I've always had a great deal of faith in people that we won't succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we'll figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love.' I have not lost that sense.

Tags: Faith, Great, Love

The history of fossil-fuel development has always been that certain people are expendable. What's changed is that new, larger populations are now considered expendable.

Tags: Changed, History, Larger

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.

Tags: Betrayal, Health, Problem

The Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety provisions of the Clean Water Acts, the Clean Air Act, the Superfund Law - the gas industry is exempt from all these basic environmental and worker protections. They don't have to disclose the chemicals they use. They don't have to play by the same rules as anybody else.

Tags: Else, Law, Water

We have to start processing what we're really made of in America. American character is not dead. American integrity and honesty are not dead. When we're backed up against the wall against the largest corporations in the history of corporations, it's there.

Tags: Character, History, Integrity

We need policy change, and the most important thing people can do is to contribute and participate in the political process. We have to vote climate change deniers and people who will create subsidies for the fossil fuel industry out of office. We have to protest when bad decisions are being made about fracking or tar sands.

Tags: Bad, Change, Political

We're not living in a society that science actually dominates the conversation. We're living in a situation where some science is allowed and a lot of it's about policy. And when your science runs into a policy roadblock, all of a sudden the science starts to disappear.

Tags: Living, Science, Society

What we've got is the wholesale embrace of fracking domestically, internationally and for export. And this couldn't be further from what we really need to do to address climate change.

Tags: Change, Climate, Embrace

When you have corporate influence on our government outweighing the influence of citizens, that's terrifying. This is something we have to make a big, big noise about.

Tags: Big, Government, Influence

With moviemaking, the audience always has to keep asking, 'What happens next?' If you have the wrong piece of music over a scene, people aren't going to get the scene. If you have the wrong camera angle, people aren't going to pay attention. That's as much a part of the process as getting people to talk to you.

Tags: Keep, Music, Wrong

Culture is the air we breathe all around us.

Tags: Air, Breathe, Culture

I don't believe we're only motivated by our own self-interests. Often out of crisis comes this enormous wellspring of generosity and motivation.

Tags: Crisis, Motivation, Often

I love documentary because it's alive.

Tags: Alive, Love

I think 'Gasland' is the doorway for a lot of people to see something happening in their backyard and realize the national and global implications.

Tags: Happening, National, Realize

I think we're in an era of unprecedented dominance by corporations. I think people understand that deeply; I don't think that's even questioned.

Tags: Deeply, Era, Understand

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night.

Tags: Best, Dead, Night

Journalism is irrepressible. It can't be taken away.

Tags: Away, Journalism, Taken

Natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel like the rest of them.

Tags: Dirty, Natural, Rest

People treat citizens like they're some kind of unreliable source, but citizens are data. They are a data set.

Tags: Data, Source, Treat

Thousands upon thousands of people across America and many more across the globe are suffering at the hands of the oil and gas industry.

Tags: America, Hands, Suffering

Watching a film should feel like you just tore a hole out of the air and the void caught fire.

Tags: Air, Film, Fire

Water is a cure-all. Water is everything. You can't get better without drinking lots of water, and you can't drink water unless it's clean.

Tags: Drink, Unless, Water

We all know that we have to get off of fossil fuels. And we know that the world is going in that direction. And we have to do it fast.

Tags: Direction, Fast, Off

When you can light your water on fire due to methane contamination in your ground water, what else can you do but laugh?

Tags: Fire, Laugh, Light

When you work with people for a long time, you start to sense what they are thinking without having to communicate explicitly.

Tags: Thinking, Time, Work

When you're cornered, there are two things you can do: move or fight.

Tags: Cornered, Fight, Move

You know, there's a difference between politicians and leaders. Politicians read poll numbers and compromise. Leaders do what's morally right.

Tags: Between, Compromise, Read

A lot of people are deeply dissatisfied by the diminishing control they have over their lives, because of the way our system of government is set up, to cater to the powerful, cater to the wealthy, cater to the corporations, and not to the individual American citizen.

Tags: Control, Government, Powerful

According to the oil and gas industry and their proponents, I am a communist, terrorist, Nazi, Russian-sympathizing, anti-American, arsonist, extremist.

Tags: Communist, Industry, Oil

As a journalist, you have to have multiple sources and verifiable science, and when you've done that and satisfied the most skeptical voice in your head, you have an obligation to ride through the streets - let people know what's going on.

Tags: Done, Head, Science

Every single dollar spent lobbying a legislator on behalf of oil and gas is a toxic dollar that undermines public health and safety laws that protect Americans. That's contamination of the political system.

Tags: Health, Political, Single

First of all, the idea that natural gas is better than coal is a lie, especially when it comes to fracking for natural gas. It is a lie that was bought into by a lot of Democrats and a lot of environmentalists because I think they wanted to have a win against something; against coal.

Tags: Lie, Wanted, Win

History is often best told from the ground, out of a car window or in someone's kitchen, not through some huge production mechanism or grand framing device.

Tags: Best, Car, History

I have to have faith that we're going to succeed in transforming where we get our energy from. The big worry is whether or not we're going to do it before it's too late. And I think nobody knows the answer to that.

Tags: Big, Energy, Faith

I love cooking. My Italian mother is a genius cook, and I picked that up from her. I make my own sauce, which takes four hours, from a recipe that's been refined over many years. I won't tell anybody what it is.

Tags: Love, Mother, Tell

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining.

Tags: Gossip, Men, Women

Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.

Tags: Gossip, Sounds, Women

Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves.

Tags: Gossip, Men, Women

Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping.

Tags: Men, Time, Women
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