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  • I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away. I wasn’t going to have fun doing a teen movie again…. I don’t want to do this for the rest of my life….I don’t want to spend the rest of my youth doing this in this industry. There’s so much I want to discover.
  • Thousands of women were falling in love with him all the time. So when he finally finds a woman who isn’t attracted to any of that, that’s what really devastates him, and interests him,
  • I take a lot of photos of people.
  • I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away.
  • I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
  • I’m still a kid. I’m like six years old. But it’s just a matter of wanting to get up, it’s just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am.
  • I prefer to date older women because they don’t try to act older like younger girls but because they try to act younger.
  • It’s a little uncomfortable doing love scenes in armor, but, you know, when the heat’s on, the heat’s on.
  • It transcends a label. It’s a story of two human beings that are in love; get over the fact that it’s two men, that’s the point.
  • Most of the time you don’t even know they’re there. Now, that’s the scary thing. It’s really strange and invading, but I’m still working it all out. I try to not let it bother me. I really try and find the humour in all of it. And if I want to swim naked in my pool, I’m still going to do it. I certainly don’t want to feel that I have to change everything in my life that I do to cater to them. I just won’t let it happen.
  • It’s not a disease. It’s not contagious. They should understand that it’s a story of pure love. They don’t have to be a hero. They don’t have to be brave like us. I guess a little bit of maturity is being asked for because society has been immature in the past. That’s about it.
  • I had a dear friend of mine, who’s my uncle. He’s a big guy. He goes to bare-knuckle fighting out in the Nevada desert, and he’s gay.
  • I don’t have a technique. I’ve never been a believer in having one set technique on how to act. There are no rules and there is no rulebook. At the end of the day, it all comes down to my instincts. That’s the one thing that guides me through every decision professionally.
  • Socially, also. That’s my technique. Yeah, you read through the script 100 times. I guess I have little characteristics about myself. Sometimes, most often than not, once we start shooting I won’t look at the script at all until we finished shooting. It’s kind of like it’s been imprinted in my head during rehearsals. You just let it go.
  • It was an opportunity not to take acting too seriously. We obviously weren’t taking Casanova too seriously. Essentially we were borrowing his name and his legend and just having fun with it.
  • We had a good sense of humor about it, because we knew what we were holding on to and how it was going to exceed expectations and [labels]. We weren’t running around naked in chaps swinging pink guns in the air. We knew that, and we found it funny that no one else did.
  • I still find it personally disappointing that people kind of go out of their way to voice their disgust or their opinions against the ways in which two people choose to love one another. I think that’s really unfortunate.
  • I’m the worst auditioner, really, really bad. I mean, you’re being judged and I’m just so aware of it that it consumes me. I can’t relax, I’m tied in knots, so the voice is very taut and tense.
  • You’re so aware that you’re acting ’cause you’re sitting across from this lady with a piece of paper who’s going, ”I’m. Going. To. Shoot. You. If. You. Don’t. Blah, blah, blah,” in this emotionless voice. It’s foul. I hate it.
  • It was an opportunity to tell a story that hadn’t been put on the screen. The character is so tragic. I really enjoyed how little words he had to express his battle and express his inability to love.
  • Aren’t we at the stage these days when it just doesn’t … matter? It’s a story of love and it’s a story between two people. If people can’t get over that and just accept it as a story, then that’s their problem. I’m big enough and brave enough to do it.
  • People just love to bash LA. People say it’s so pretentious, so arrogant, so this and that. But it’s truly a wonderful place. You don’t have to go to the places where that stuff goes on.
  • You don’t have to go to Beverly Hills, you don’t have to go to the parties. You can live up in the Lower Canyon and live such a perfectly healthy, beautiful, fun life with all your friends.
  • You can drive two hours one way and be at the Joshua Tree desert, two hours one way you’re skiing at Big Bear. Sure, it can get full-on and that’s why it’s good to get out. But it’s too easy just to say, Nup, I hate it. I’m not living there anymore. 
  • It was one of about 60 television interviews I completed in that sitting and it sounds like you landed the dud.
  • If you just be safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.
  • I learned respect for women, and patience. You grow up with all those women around you…you learn to wait your turn. -about growing up with his mom and his sisters.
  • It was pretty clear that this story hadn’t been put to screen. It’s not very often that you come across a story that hasn’t been made.
  • I never studied acting in Australia. I never had an empty stage and black pajamas to run around and express myself.
  • The movie’s already exceeded any expectations I had. I think pleasing Annie Proulx, the writer, and getting her nod of approval was the biggest success for me, for us.
  • Bronte is scaring me at the moment. I feel like the paparazzi are going to kick me out of that city.
  • The challenge was to capture the stillness of him. I have kind of semi-frantic, nervous energy. Harnassing that was something I thought I’d have to work out. Shooting in the wilderness, the stillness became like this innate quality.
  • We certainly weren’t going out of our way to make a change in the world. We didn’t make the film for any kind of political movement. We never expected to change people’s minds; but if it does affect people’s hearts, if perceptions can get altered, that’s a good thing.
  • I flipped through his journals and then it was (history) out the window, … We were making it into a romp. We wanted to have a clean slate and just have fun.
  • Brooklyn seems to me the closest thing in America to Europe. The neighbors and locals are beautiful people. It’s like a village.
  • She’s my soul mate and we couldn’t love each other any more than we do already. We’re like two peas in a pod.
  • Matilda is adorable, and beautifully observant and wise. Michelle an I love her so much. Becoming a father exceeds all my expectations. It’s the most remarkable experience I’ve ever had – it’s marvelous.
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