If you’re an attractive guy, everyone thinks you’re successful just because of the way you look. I hate that.
If you’re lucky enough to pick what you do, that’s the greatest career you can have. Ultimately, that’s my goal: to have choices. – Interview with Men’s Health, May 2007.
If expectations are low, you can only impress people. But if expectations are there for you to be the leading guy, and you’ve been paid X amount of money, you’re on a tightrope and all of a sudden you’re looking down. If it was up to me now, I would just stay on the up-and-coming list until I’m like 90.
(On starting out in L.A. and his fame level now) A little job here, a little job there, and after six months in L.A., I was paying for my rent and my meals. Very slowly, the tiniest of snowballs snowballed from there. At some point, the snowball got to be a nice size, and I wanted it to stay that way. That’s sort of now. I don’t want it to keep rolling. Or rather, I want it to keep rolling, but I don’t want it to keep getting bigger.
My wife, kids and I still fly coach — not first-class. I think I have a certain responsibility to let my children know I am not special because of what I do, but who I am as a person.