There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.— Elijah Wood
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If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.
In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
Our bad memories and our bad experiences are what make us who we are and what make us grow and allow us to learn, if we choose to see the lessons in those experiences.
Quite simply it is love. It is the unconditional love that says, regardless of what you do or where you go, I will always be there for you.
I never wanted to be in a band because I love music too much to mess it up.
On a superficial level, I like girls with dark hair - I'm a sucker for that.
My God! Middle Earth does exist!
The other main difference between film and television is that you have the opportunity to flush out a character, over a longer period of time. Whereas with a film, you're confined to two or three hours, or whatever it may be.
Hello! I'm Elijah Wood, and i'm a looser!
I'm just always looking for something that I've never done, or something that feels unique and special. A lot of it is gut and what you emotionally connect with, and that can be a variety of different things.
So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.
I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.
If you cut off your arm instead of going 'spurt, spurt, spurt' wouldn't it, like, go nuts? Or would it go with the beat of your heart?
There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states.
It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.
[Macon Blair] wrote a beautiful - once it was kicking off and we were gonna make the movie - he sent me this really beautiful document on Tony [from "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" ]. It was like ruminations. "Maybe this ... I don't know ..." And I loved it.
I'm not a star!!! A star is nothing but a ball of gas!!!
I think new experiences are extremely important.
I think it's really important to constantly challenge yourself. Comfort is not a good thing. It's good to take yourself out of your comfort zone and to look for new challenges.
I'm always looking for something very different from anything I've done.
I'm attracted to a great script, and not necessarily a great character.
It feels kind of good to be [on Sundance].
There is a sense of unification and community and voices rising together, and that all feels good.
I actually got a crush on Anne Heche when I worked with her on Huckleberry Finn. It didn't work out.
[Sundance] still feels like an incredible place for championing emerging voices and art.
I think horror comedies tend to skew more comedy than horror, for the most part.
I credit my mom Debbie for creating a solid family base, .
.. She gave me a strong sense of reality so I could avoid falling into the normal pitfalls of child actors.
I watched the Lost series in the US and it's great.
I'm kind of insane when it comes to music, a little obsessed.
The prospect of being able to work on a Kaufman film with him directing was just too good to be true.
I definitely felt the pressure I wanted to live up to all of the expectations.
I just got called Nigel.
As an actor, it's a relatively passive job unless you're generating your own content or writing your own content. So to a certain degree you're at the mercy of what is available, what you're reading, what you become passionate about, and ultimately, what people want to hire you for.
The guy is a stud with women just following him around wherever he goes.
But he is the last one who'll ask anyone to do anything for him. He'd rather just go do it himself.
The question that comes up a lot is, if you had the chance to erase your memory of something specific, what would you erase? And my answer has always been, I wouldn't erase anything, personally. In some ways, I almost wouldn't want to erase anything from the public consciousness, either, for the same reason.
I guess I'm not jaded because I still believe that there are good films out there, and there are great directors, and there are great writers. It just takes a little bit more perseverance and a little bit more time to find [them].
I initially thought it was going to feel weird to be [on Sundance] while [the marches against now-President Donald Trump] was happening. And feel disconnected in that way that feels irresponsible. But the other side of it is that there are people here who believe the right things that are trying to make a difference with art.
Geeks are generally the most interesting people.
A solid base for any comedy is just honesty and truth, and it coming from a real place. As surreal as this show gets and is, ultimately, we're dealing with a character that most can't see the way that I can see it.
The war is definitely in the background, only referred to in radio news blips and conversation. I think, ultimately, this film is about the choices these guys are faced with. In that way, I think this is a more personal story about their friendship, about the reaction that they have when they're essentially faced with death, to a certain degree.
It was so clear from the beginning - what [Macon Blair] wanted to make [in "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore"].
It was kind of unique and great to have two films coming out within a week.
It certainly was a different experience for me.
It still feels like an honor to bring something [on Sundance].
Music says so much. Really specific but those are also real tonal things as well.
I'll play a character who is getting married to a woman to avoid the draft.
Ultimately they fall in love with each other, but at first it's only out of practicality.
You've got major artists releasing albums on their own and eschewing the major system. I think that breeds excitement and creativity.
I think as a music listener you have your rock and roll dreams.
I personally wouldn't want to apply that necessarily, mainly because I love music too much to mess it up.
Geeks are the coolest people.
I just can't imagine that people would stand for it.
People are wanting to potentially elect someone who will get our troops out, so at this stage, if the draft was reinstated, I just think that people would have none of it.
["I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" ] really jumped off the page.
And there were so many specific notes within the context of the script. Music cues, for instance.
I don't know that I necessarily feel more comfortable in the context of smaller films, but I tend to feel more comfortable more often than not with the material of smaller films.