And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.
I’ve had to fight for roles and I’ve lost a hundred roles, but ‘Smoking’ and ‘Smith’ were phone calls. That’s the dream.
I want to work with intelligent people and look for scripts that I think are intelligent and surprising.
I like an interesting movie even if it’s controversial or offensive, depending on your taste.
It’s bad writing, however naturalistic it’s written, that’s where you have to do your best acting.
It’s very important to me to love what I do. It was important to me to find a career that I truly enjoy. You can find something that sort of excites you, that’s half the battle of life.
I have a pretty lousy voice.
I always enjoyed movies and in hindsight I realise how captivating they were to me.
I have been in teen shows for years, so doing that stuff – kissing – is kind of commonplace and not a big deal. It was way more cool just because it was Meg Ryan.
It helps if you don’t date other actors, but actresses are beautiful. How can you say no?
I wish I came from a more pure place. I don’t have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.
I like to always have humour in whatever I do.
There’s no conversation more boring than talking about what it’s really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don’t care.
I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I’d want to kick my own ass.
Transitioning to being an unemployed film actor is different, but it’s fun and I’ve been looking forward to it for a while.
Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you’re a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that’s pretty cool.
My best jokes are so cheap. All I do is say things sarcastically.
If I don’t direct a movie at some point, I’ve failed personally.
Really, as long as I am working and have diversity, I am happy.
I’m a fake intellectual.
Comic books aren’t nerdy. You’d have to be an idiot to think computers are nerdy.
I just want to be in good things that I want to see, and I want to work with talented people who are smarter than myself.
I consider The O.C. as my college. It was four years and I made friends who I’ll have forever.