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I think writing is the most underrated thing in Hollywood.
– Michael Pena
My first ten years in Hollywood were really tough. I’d be coaching friends who came to me for acting advice, and then they’d make it before I did. I’d still be helping them while they were on movie sets and I had four lines on a TV show.
I grew up reading the newspapers, mostly the sports section. I was a wrestler and would check to see if I was ranked.
I want to do more sci-fi films. I want to play half-alien, half-illegal alien.
I’ve always noticed that girls cry way easier than guys do.
I guess people recognize me, but I’m not a household name. Two out of every five people who come up to me know my name. The one thing I don’t want is to be followed by paparazzi.
I used to tour with this band. I was a drummer. I would tour a bunch for about 10 months out of the year and act for about two months. I would make what I needed from acting and would stretch it out.
I’m just an actor. If it’s drama, I add as much humour as the part will stand. And if it’s a comedy, add as much drama as you can, so it balances out; you don’t wanna be too serious.
A good comic explores the imagination, but it’s always got to have those notes of truth running through it.
It’s so interesting to watch Ben Stiller work because he just knows what’s funny.
The joy of ‘Crash’ was that it was all about the work. It was my first real part. Before that, it was a line here and there, maybe a scene. ‘Crash’ was five scenes, a beautiful arc, a little vignette of my own. It really meant something.