No matter where you are in your life, whatever set of people you're with, it all still breaks down like high school does. You have your social cliques, you have the people you get along with, the people you don't and the people you're ambivalent about. All of the dynamics are still here.

— Colin Hanks

The most unpopular Colin Hanks quotes that are new and everybody is talking about

I don't need to know how they make Coca-Cola.

I think it tastes just fine not knowing what the ingredients are. I think there are some things that should be kept secret.

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But yeah, I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye.

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I've been able to find just as much interesting, exciting music through the Internet and iTunes... The personal interaction is not the same, and I'm not walking out of a store with a physical thing, so there's definitely an element that is lost, for sure.

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I didn't want to come up with some generic Johnny Bravo type name.

I'm not that cool, so I might as well stick with my birth name.

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I think Robitussin is way underrated.

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I'm the quiet bass player.

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Some people receive medication in order to properly deliver films.

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I was in two very horrible bands.

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A baby's existence for the first three months is a one-way street.

One person is doing all the work and the other is crying, sleeping and pooping. So the first moment when you're actually able to do something and they acknowledge your presence, that's a big deal. A very big deal.

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I like to look at scenarios and see how people interact with each other.

That's why I'm an actor because I try to recreate that. Since our daughter joined us the spectrum has widened.

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The only entry level position on a movie is director.

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When I was younger it was - you know, my dad dressed up in drag on 'Bosom Buddies.' And that was what I was having to deal with at the time. And then around the time that I was into college was when he became statue-worthy I guess you could say.

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About Colin Hanks

Quotes 58 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

I love working with actors. I grew up with a lot of actors. All my friends are actors. I love that process.

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You can't knock somebody for how they got into the business.

I'm sure I'm gonna look back at 'Roswell' and some of my first movies and I'm gonna cringe.

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To be quite honest, I'm not religious.

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I've always really been a fan of scenes in which you're able to be as natural as you want.

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Having come up in the era where movies are only movies if they're released in the theater... I don't know if that holds true anymore. I've been involved in some movies that have gone 'direct-to-video,' and that used to not be a good thing, but now it's different.

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Honestly, the two main things that I always look for is, when I read the script for the first time, do I read it quickly? Because if I read it quick, that's an important telltale sign.

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Everyone in my industry, the movie industry, is looking at the music industry and going, 'How do we avoid that collapse?' And I don't know if you can, to be quite honest!

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I would love to be able to get behind the camera and direct actors.

I think that would be a lot of fun.

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I'm always constantly trying to find stuff that's different.

It's a way to keep me on my toes and keep me interested and keep me excited about work.

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I love Calgary. It's a great city. I enjoyed my time there, quite a bit. Shooting and filming in that cold could be very difficult, at times. When you're shooting nights, and it's 3 in the morning and minus 35 degrees, that's hard to work in.

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I'm always looking for a chance to do something different.

I don't necessarily want to repeat myself, at any time, and I don't want to just do the same guy, over and over and over again. I want to be able to do different things and to evolve and constantly try to find those roles.

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I collect watches because I'm always late, and I need to know exactly how late I'm going to be - in order to come up with a good excuse.

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If I can be a working actor, if I can be an actor and not have a day job, I'll be fine.

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Keep in my mind my dad didn't become a huge, huge mega actor until I was halfway through high school - so right around the time he's going through his big renaissance is right when I'm starting to do my high school revolting.

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I guess maybe someone at 'Dexter' saw the 'Mad Men' stuff and thought, 'He can do this.'

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Normally, what I do for fun is just nothing.

I try to just relax. Normally, it involves just relaxing and reading and maybe going out and meeting up with a friend. I live a very simple existence. I would much rather just sit around and listen to a couple of records and read the paper.

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I'm a big comedy nerd, so I'm always looking for the chance to be funny.

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'Lucky' is for laughs, and there's really nothing funny that I'm doing on 'Dexter.' I think more than anything, both comment on the fact that anybody is capable of anything. Just because they are the shy guy in the corner doesn't mean that they are a harmless little bunny.

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There is a part of me that is desperately wanting to not necessarily be this cute, endearing, heart-on-his-sleeve type of character that just wants to be liked.

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I probably need another couple of years of absorbing that and really looking at it to be able to do it because you actually have to know everybody's job and I don't know everybody's job yet. I'm just now comfortable with my own.

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I'm always amazed that anyone is paying attention to anything that I do, you know what I mean? I feel like I'm constantly having conversations with people where they're saying, "I didn't know that you could be serious," and then other people are saying, "Oh, I didn't know that you could do comedy." And so I don't know if it really helped too much with this. I like to think that it does.

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There is never a specific theme or anything I have interest in.

Really, I make decisions based on decisions that are made by other people and whatever is presented to me, and I do it on a first come, first serve basis, and go from there.

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Tower Records was a place to meet your friends, your co-workers or a place to meet new friends who shared a common love of music, literature and all things cultural.

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I spent a lot of time in Tower Records.

I'm a huge music nerd, and Tower was instrumental to me when I was growing up.

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I always want to be able to be in a room where I know I'm going to be entertained and challenged.

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Sometimes you have to play like it's a little bit warmer, which is hard when you can't feel your face. You just try and do the best you can and make sure that you become really good friends with wardrobe, so that they give you all sorts of hand warmers and body warmers.

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Boxers, man, except when I have to get dressed up.

Then it's boxer-briefs. But never tighty-whities. Never. But dude! If they brought back Underoos? Dude, if they brought back Underoos, I would rock the Underoos. Like He-Man and Transformers and G.I. Joe and even like Dukes of Hazzard.

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There are people that have only seen me in dramatic stuff and they go, "Oh, I didn't know you could do comedy," and then there are comedy people that go, "Oh, I didn't know you could do drama." I want to try to do both.

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I'm trying to be really coy, and I'm not sure if I'm doing a good job.

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I'm really fascinated with anything that takes place between the 1920s up through the 1960s. In some ways it feels familiar, and in other ways it feels like it's from another planet.

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Each one is different. Each project is different. Some are silly, some are not. Some are more realistic, some are not. Some are overly dramatic, some are not. You've just got to try and find the thing that's most engaging and entertaining in whatever way, shape or form, and it's different every time.

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You learn stuff from your kids, every day.

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I never had any idea that I would have a career quite honestly.

You never really have any idea what is going to happen. You have an idea of what you would like to happen.

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Religion theme aside, most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just, let's wind this guy up and see him explode.

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I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye.

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I eventually thought, this is the only thing I could do as a profession, I can't really do anything else.

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I come from a visual background. I used to work in the camera department at Warner Bros. when I was a teenager. I grew up dusting lenses and learning about photography.

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