I'm very low-maintenance.

When my girlfriend's away, I cook a big vat of meaty pasta and sauce and eat that for about a week. Then I eat out the rest of the time. When she's home, we eat at home probably twice a week. I chop, she cooks.

I think 'American Pie' is great.

As people, no matter what we are doing, your whole body is living and breathing.

People have asked me about playing outsiders. I don't consider myself an outsider. Maybe that's why I'm interested in that. I'm not really sure.

I think it is important to make sure that I have my real life as well, because Hollywood can certainly seem like an alternate reality sometimes.

It's hard to talk about acting because I don't think it's quite as explicit as a lot of people might think. And that's probably the best thing about it.

I think that one of the strangest things about being an actor is, it's almost freelance work.

I volunteered at a homeless shelter in preparation for 'Being Flynn,' and when I'm walking along the Bowery, that's the first thing that comes to mind. That's a nice memory.

New York is kind of a mythological city in may ways.

I remember going to the theatre when I was little and the lights going down and just getting really scared about what was going to happen up there.

I don't like tight pants on guys.

You try to get to know your character as best as you can before you start filming - what's written and not written.

I sort of grew up doing theater. And that's how I got into film, actually.

I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception.

I love cereal. I eat several bowls a day, mostly a few late at night.

The world of the homeless is a tough and interesting world.

To be running away from explosions with Harrison Ford, you know, that's pretty great.

I don't like to spend a lot of money on haircuts: I'll sometimes grow my hair and get an acting job and get them to cut it for free. I think for a lady, though, it's okay to spend a lot on a haircut.

I've been fortunate to work with several actors and directors who I look up to, and learned from each of them.

In tragedy, it's hard to find a good resolution; it's not black and white: it's a big fog of gray.

I've definitely had mentors, whether parents or friends or actors who I like.

I think you sometimes have to go hit rock bottom before you can grow and rebuild as a person.

I do like the idea of consequence and how our actions play themselves out, but I am completely scared of knowing what the future would be like. I would never go near a fortune teller, even though it's probably not even real. I just don't wanna know.

I think that the Western went away for a while because part of its function was that it used to be America's action film.

On 'There Will Be Blood,' I was cast at the last minute. I had 3 and a half to 4 days to get ready for the first day. I just went for it, threw myself in there and gave it everything I had. That was just guts and instinct, not a lot of preparation.

Robert De Niro's sort of like a surfer: he doesn't really force anything. So if he catches the wave, or something spills out - to watch a guy be a force at what he does. He has a good worth ethic.

I go down to the dive bar around the corner when I go out. I don't go to the showbiz parties.

Sometimes we fall in love with the idea of a person and have trouble seeing the real thing.

To be called a genius at 17 or 18 years old can sometimes cause arrested development.

In life, you have to keep certain parts of yourself in check because you want to be a decent human being. But one of the guilty pleasures of acting is that sometimes you get to let a little something out that you don't in life because it's not right.

Nobody is a perfect actor.

I love Brooklyn; it's a part of who you are.

I feel like, once you're doing a job, you shouldn't talk about it.

The hardest thing about working with your partner is that the work starts to become first.

I went to private school in Manhattan, and at a young age, they made us do public speaking. For some reason, I was good at standing in front of the class and speaking.

Even when I'm alone, my life revolves around film. I think that's why I live in New York, not L.A., where it's so concentrated.

One of my favorite things I read was John Steinbeck's journals while he was writing 'East of Eden,' which was so cool.

Certainly, being on stage is a rush.

I would not take a girl to a club on a Thursday. I would not take her to a really noisy, swanky restaurant.

Have I seen any plays that I've been in? Uh, you know, might be a little weird.

I think was overly empathetic for a while in my life.

Some projects go as you hope or imagine, and some change or reveal themselves in a different way; it depends.

I can obviously relate to a character who is an artist, because the creative process is a big part of my life.

'Little Miss Sunshine' was really important to me.

As an actor, the toughest thing is being subject to circumstance. Meaning: What scripts are out there that are available?

I've definitely been in ruts, and I think having some kind of perseverance is important.

A lot of people think I must be weird because of the films I've done. I get that.

I started acting pretty young, so I haven't had too many odd jobs. But I used to sell candy out of my locker in middle school.