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My father is an anchor and my brother is as well.
– Patrick Wilson
If you look back on the breakups that you’ve had, whether it’s a long relationship or a one-night stand, it’s always awkward.
For everybody that does something bad there’s gotta be someone that does something good.
I was convinced in middle school that I invented tight-rolling your pants, because I would get hand-me-downs from my brothers, and of course they were bell-bottoms from the ’70s. So I would fold and fold over the bells. I like to think I started the trend. But I didn’t.
Nobody ever wants to really make someone feel bad.
I love to go to casinos with my wife. I play poker, and she’s an old-fashioned slot queen. She even has a visor.
A heroic nature is very Greek.
I am fascinated with religion or things that people believe in and question that. I think it’s interesting.
There’s just a natural instinct to want to be great, I think.
If somebody wants to go to church because they like the ritual of it and want to sit in silence for a while one time a week, then that’s great. If someone wants to go because they believe that God them and Jesus rose after three days, then that’s great, too.
I like it when my wife is in her jeans, with very little makeup. But, I also appreciate the range – the different ways she can look. The moment she walks out all dressed up and… whoa! That’s always good.
There are a lot of Christian fundamentalists; there are a lot of Muslim extremists. Every religion – Mormonism – has something way on the side that’s completely using the religion as some weird backbone for their twisted faith. It has nothing to do with their religion.
I don’t like being lied to.
I’m an early-morning owl.
I try to shave at night so my skin has a chance to settle by the early morning call-time.
Emasculation does seem to be a theme in the roles that I choose.
I grew up in the South and went to church a lot.
There’s such an immediate intimacy with film that you just don’t get in theater.
The way you deal with a scare is the way you deal with a laugh. The timing has to be perfect. When you’re dealing with fear or laughter – emotions that happen spontaneously – you hope it’s working. But in the moment, you really have no idea.
Yeah, I’m a spiritual person.
I just don’t watch a lot of TV.
You’re defined by your older brothers’ or sisters’ music.
If I ever get looks on the street, which, for the record, is almost never, it’s rarely because they think I’m someone they saw in a movie. More often someone sees me and thinks, ‘Hey, was that guy my waiter the other night?’
When you’re playing the good guy, you want to find the dirty parts – and when you’re playing the bad guy, you want to find the vulnerability.
With actors like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Harrison Ford, what made them such icons is that even in dramatic movies, their characters had a sense of humor.
The great thing about doing theater is that you get to do it better the next night.