Certainly, being on stage is a rush.

Paul Dano

Paul Dano

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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There's that thing that if you want to have any kind of lasting love, I think you have to love the whole person and not just the parts of them that you choose.

George C. Scott, man, was a powerful dude.

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.

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

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.

In 'There Will Be Blood,' my character was someone who was an actor himself almost. He had a rehearsed quality about him. He was a performance artist in a way.

I used to write a lot of songs. I was an English major in college. I was a deluded poet for a year. Totally deluded.

There's a lot of people that I would love to work with. There's a lot of different kinds of parts I wanna play. As your career progresses, you hope that you get some more opportunity or some more choice.

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

I don't really know what kind of actor I am.

I'm a sucker for period pieces. There is always great opportunity for research and to delude yourself into feeling like you are in a different time and place.

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

People think memorizing lines is hard, when that's the last thing you worry about. You get that done, and then you've got to worry about the internal stuff, which is the challenging part.

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