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Born: 1966-07-14
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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I've always been into cars. Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It's unavoidable.

Tags: Cars, Genetic, Makeup

Sometimes people look to others for answers they can find within themselves. I don't really want the responsibility of being the guy they look to.

Tags: Others, Sometimes, Themselves

To connect with the great river we all need a path, but when you get down there there's only one river.

Tags: Great, Path, River

We are in the cosmos and the cosmos is in us.

Tags: Cosmos

A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together.

Tags: Job, Together, Work

And as I've gotten deeper into the process of making films and television and such, I think I have more trust in the fact that you really never know what you're going to find after the twenty-fifth take.

Tags: After, Fact, Trust

Any time I need to be really physical, and a role requires that, you're kind of viscerally activated by being that physical in it. It takes away the thought process, which is fun.

Tags: Fun, Thought, Time

But, sooner or later I'd love to do a comedy. I mean I think that, you know, people don't think that that's in my wheelhouse because I've sort of played a lot of dramatic stuff and that's certainly a side of myself that I want at some point in the right context, in the right stuff, that I find really funny.

Tags: Funny, Love, Mean

I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror, saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion, what are you, stupid?

Tags: Change, Religion, Stupid

I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.

Tags: Fear, Greed, Money

If you look at men's roles for the last thousand years, the desire is fundamental. We want to take care of, provide for, and be of service to... women.

Tags: Care, Men, Women

To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.

Tags: Science, Spiritual, Study

When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether.

Tags: Effort, Point, Themselves

If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.

Tags: Beauty, Learn, Together

Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.

Tags: Beauty, Healing, Here

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.

Tags: Evil, Healing, Racism

Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgment. Beauty is All. The difference is everything.

Tags: Beautiful, Beauty, Human

A lot of the time I hate acting. It has a lot to do with the way I was brought up in a world where showing your emotions is frowned upon. It's just not manly. I don't do anything in life because I love doing it. It's because I want to be good at it.

Tags: Life, Love, Time

A lot of people want to see this idealized version of heroism, all pretty and perfect, and I'm not interested in playing the goody-goody hero at all.

Tags: Hero, Perfect, Pretty

Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.

Tags: Future, Past, Time

After 'Lost', I never need to take a job for the money again.

Tags: Job, Lost, Money

Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through.

Tags: Building, Character, Filmmaking

Having a studio tell you when to jump and how high eight months of the year for six years is not a relationship I want to get into again.

Tags: Again, Tell, Year

I didn't learn to swim until I was 21 or something because I grew up in the mountains in Wyoming and all the water is glacier runoff and cold.

Tags: Learn, Until, Water

I directed an episode of 'Party of Five' toward the very end of that show. It was a great experience.

Tags: End, Experience, Great

I enjoy a four-seasonal climate and wide-open spaces, so being on an island 2,500 miles into the South Pacific made me feel a little claustrophobic.

Tags: Enjoy, Island, South
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I played football for a huge portion of my life, all the way through college actually.

Tags: College, Football, Life

I put a lot of pressure on myself and I think I am quite... well, intense about driving other people.

Tags: Pressure, Put, Quite

I think that there's a hidden darkness in all of us!

Tags: Darkness, Hidden

I think you've got to take your time and make sure you're making choices that are smart for you.

Tags: Making, Smart, Time

I turn a lot of stuff down - big, big movies, the kind I wouldn't want to go to the cinema to see.

Tags: Big, Movies, Stuff

I'll put it to you this way: I never, ever think about the things that I get involved with on a macro means-to-an-ends scale.

Tags: Involved, Put, Scale

I'm an actor. I try to play a character in a really cool story, the very best I can.

Tags: Best, Character, Cool

I'm either going to have the career I want doing films, or I'll do something else - I'll be gone.

Tags: Career, Either, Else

I'm not really a tropical paradise kind of person.

Tags: Paradise, Tropical

I'm not saying I want a film career because I think I'm too good for television. I'm simply saying I want more control over my life.

Tags: Good, Life, Saying

I'm really enjoying the process of learning to fly. How it will fit into my life down the road - I'm looking forward to discovering that.

Tags: Forward, Learning, Life

I'm sorry, but I can't make a movie with the blonde from 'ER' who is starring in every single bad romantic comedy.

Tags: Bad, Romantic, Sorry
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