Most people laugh at situations rather than a tagline anyway.
– Steve Zahn
Film is a strange thing.
I love general history. That’s all I read really. I don’t read novels, I read history. I love it. I live in an area that’s really rich in Civil War history. I live in Kentucky on a farm. A lot of revolution, a lot of military history I love.
I’ve had more people come up to me about ‘Saving Silverman’ than anything else. That and ‘That Thing You Do!’ But ‘Saving Silverman’ is the one I get most often. And I love that.
I don’t care if you’ve just won an Oscar, you still have to campaign for parts.
PlayStation 3 is another form of meditation. Come on, when you’re on set, all day? That’s what I do in my trailer, I just play PlayStation 3.
You work with stand-up comedians or you work with somebody in theater, you work with somebody from ‘Star Search’ or ‘Survivor’ or a kid, it constantly changes how you play with people.
I have raised beds, perennial beds, cut flower beds. I have an island on a pond that’s just covered in peonies. I have an herb garden, tons of vegetables, raspberries. I have everything. I’m a green guy.
Let me tell you something, planes and kids… I’ve got a 3 and 1 year old, I don’t wish that on anybody.
I’m a good dad; I spend a lot of time with my kids.
I’m not a leading guy.
I still really love acting. I find it really challenging. And I really love film; it’s a lot of fun.
I love ‘Safe Men.’ Now it’s getting all this culty kind of – it just came out on DVD. That was awesome. I read that script, I never laughed so hard in my life.
It goes all the way back to ‘Psycho.’ Movies with twists like that are memorable because they’re so simple.
I love ‘Shattered Glass.’ It’s one of my favorite movies. I think it’s just brilliant.
I’m always attracted to the vulnerable character more than I am the superhero.
I’m theater trained.
I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it.
I lived in Minnesota in a small town.
I moved to New York to do theater, and I got cast in a play that was funny, and then I was the funny guy. I did a movie that was funny, and then I was the funny guy.
You still really fight for good parts. It never stops. It’s never a breeze. The people at the top of their game work as hard as the people at the bottom.