You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.
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Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it's just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.
With public figures involved in a relationship it seems that there is a machine behind their love so oftentimes.
I've always loved music, but I never really played anything. After 'Walk the Line' and learning to play guitar, and having that sense of performing, I think that certainly opened the door for me, for music.
For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.
I wouldn't feel satisfied being on set every day doing a romantic comedy - I'd be bored to death.
I feel an obligation to set the record straight. Actors that say they're affected by something, that it changes their life, that they take it home with them, they're just trying to get nominated for an Oscar!
I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.
I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all.
I still think that movies are amazing I respect actors and directors.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make.
No emancipation without that of society.
When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star - it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.