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Born: 1969-10-01
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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Reciting lines is hard; making stuff up is much, much easier.

Tags: Hard, Making, Stuff

That show, 'The Amazing Race' - is that about white people?

Tags: Amazing, Race, Show

There was a long time where I was an 'artist' in quotes, who had no money. But I guess back then I also never had a girlfriend.

Tags: Girlfriend, Money, Time

When a role seems fun it's easy to play. It kind of comes organically.

Tags: Easy, Fun, Seems

I have a 60-acre farm in North Carolina, and I have a tractor and a farmhouse. As soon as I groom the land, I want to put cabins around and have a place where people can write and hang out. It'll be either that or an all-black nudist colony.

Tags: Place, Put, Write

As a comic, it's anti-comedy to be known. I think a lot of comedic actors get lost in this world of Hollywood and all this stuff. They lose what brought them there in the first place. I'm very trepidatious about it.

Tags: Lose, Lost, Place

I get burned out on standup. But I like acting. I do like it. But sometimes you just feel like a monkey. You just feel like a complete tool. But I like it. I do like it. Stand-up is just more free. A lot more freedom because you just do what you want to do.

Tags: Free, Freedom, Sometimes

I think comedy does have that powerful thing that doesn't seem too preachy because you're also making people laugh, so it's really kind of a good tool for messaging.

Tags: Good, Laugh, Powerful

I try to write three jokes every day. I don't sit down and write them, it's just things that pop into my head. Then I'll go watch it fail onstage that night.

Tags: Night, Try, Write

I wish I could sit back and say, 'Oh, I'm gonna wait for a Merchant-Ivory film to come my way. Or Ivory-Merchant. Whatever it's called. But you just take what's given and then, hopefully, down the road you can be more choosy and only do, say, Wayans brothers movies. That's my goal: to be more Merchant-Ivory-Wayans.

Tags: Goal, Movies, Wish

My name is Zach Galifianakis and I hope I'm pronouncing that right. I'm named after my granddad, my middle name. My name is Zach Granddad Galifianakis.

Tags: After, Hope, Name

People get TV deals by doing something in their grandmother's basement. It is definitely the wave. Everybody is trying to do all that stuff. I mean, the Internet is the only reason that I've gotten work is because I've somehow created a line and people have seen it. And then I've been asked to auditions.

Tags: Mean, Trying, Work

That's one of the great things about comedy: we can - and should - say the things that other people aren't supposed to say. If we didn't do that, if we didn't push against those limits, we'd just be standing around onstage and yelling.

Tags: Against, Comedy, Great

The congressmen and senators used to go have a drink in D.C. They would disagree all day long, but they would find that time to sit down and learn about each other personally. I think that's totally wiped out; I don't think it really exists anymore.

Tags: Learn, Time, Used

There's more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I'm not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it's a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life.

Tags: After, Life, Stupid

We all know how funny Morrissey is. Actually, you know what? I say that sarcastically. His songs are some of the funniest songs I've ever heard in my life. I mean, really. I mean, not that the 'Girlfriend in a Coma' is, like, really funny.

Tags: Funny, Life, Mean

We talked about politics constantly in my family growing up in North Carolina. There were always debates. Being of Greek background, it's in our blood to drink coffee and talk politics.

Tags: Coffee, Family, Politics

When I do stand-up for a long time, I'll get burned out, then I'll get an acting gig. For me, the grass is always greener. I'd like to do a mixture of all of it. My goal is just to do small movies that I've written. That's what I'm trying to do now, just write smaller movies.

Tags: Movies, Time, Trying

When I was in high school I used to sit by myself in the cafeteria - not necessarily by choice - but I thought it was funny to talk to people that weren't there.

Tags: Funny, School, Thought

Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.

Tags: Good, Money, Politics

You know, sometimes if you work - if you do a lot of takes and you work long hours, for me, at least, there is a delirium that starts kicking in on the fifteenth hour, and that can help. Below the just thirteenth hour is where I have a concern, because everybody's so tired.

Tags: Help, Tired, Work

Inappropriateness is funny to me. Rudeness is hilarious.

Tags: Funny, Hilarious, Rudeness

I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.

Tags: Past, Success, Work

American society loves to prop people up and then take them down.

Tags: American, Loves, Society

I don't like cursing in movies. I feel like cursing has become the new hackiness. You try to find substitutions for cursing.

Tags: Become, Movies, Try

I like dark comedies. That's why I like the Wayans Brothers.

Tags: Brothers, Dark, Why
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A good stand-up, you lead the audience. You don't kowtow to the audience. Sometimes the audience is wrong. I always think the audience is wrong.

Tags: Good, Sometimes, Wrong

Actually, I used to be a busboy in a strip joint in New York and so I hate strip joints. I'm not that kind of person.

Tags: Actually, Hate, Used

Fat jokes to me are always, always hilarious, as long as they're done towards yourself.

Tags: Done, Fat, Yourself

Hollywood's built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way.

Tags: Guilty, Insecurity, Trying

I am going to be the next Ryan Gosling.

Tags: Next

I am not into publicity. I'm not good at it. I get anxiety about it.

Tags: Anxiety, Good, Publicity

I haven't been hit since Leon Spinks hit me in '92.

Tags: Hit, Since

I just try to keep myself a traditionalist. I liked being an underground comic doing my thing. I want to maintain that. I just do.

Tags: Keep, Liked, Try

I kind of put myself out there as is. I'm a quiet person. I don't know if that's surprising. I'm a Pilates junkie.

Tags: Put, Quiet, Surprising

I think if they put a laugh track on 'Intervention,' it would be funny.

Tags: Funny, Laugh, Put

I understand Tea Partyers' anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can't be part of that.

Tags: Anger, Often, Understand

I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.

Tags: Famous, Goal, Last

I'm Greek. My body produces feta cheese.

Tags: Body, Cheese, Greek

I'm not versed enough in constitutional law to run for office. I'd have to go back to school or something.

Tags: Enough, Law, School

I've been happily dedicated to the same woman for a number of years. I never even look at other women.

Tags: Number, Woman, Women

It's not good for comedy to be like, 'Thanks for liking me.' Being popular is poison.

Tags: Comedy, Good, Popular

My dad doesn't get any of my jokes. He laughs at them, but he doesn't understand them. He's just laughing because people around him are laughing.

Tags: Dad, Him, Understand

My forte is awkwardness.

Tags: Forte

My real last name is Galifianakisburg.

Tags: Last, Name, Real

Privacy is big for me. To do interviews even, I have a very love/hate with it.

Tags: Big, Hate, Love