Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.— Emile Hirsch
The most unexpected Emile Hirsch quotes that will add value to your life
On 'Into The Wild' I spent months risking my life and on 'Speed Racer' I spent 60 days acting in front of a green screen. No danger to my physical self, but I sure had to use my imagination.
Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness - give me truth.
I'm not a ball in a pinball machine. I know what I want.
When I got a lap dance, because I was 17, they had to put a massive pillow between me and the girl when she was grinding me. It was weird, yet pleasurable.
I think I've always been half out of my shell and half in.
Sometimes I can be extremely wild and sometimes I can be extremely shy. It just depends on the day.
James Dean taught me not to speed, River Phoenix taught me not to DO speed, and Marlon Brando taught me to slow down on the cheeseburgers.
As far as dieting and weight loss go, diet and exercise actually works.
Lots of running and healthy eating.
I know what wanting and craving adventure feels like, I can really relate to that.
Believe it or not, I got into the charismatic, shady, sly heart of Sedgewick Bell by watching CNN and C-SPAN.
The willingness to keep learning is, I think, the most important thing about trying to be good at anything. You never want to stop learning.
I was so grateful to have made 'Into the Wild' before I made 'Speed Racer' because on 'Speed Racer' I was indoors every single day, every single scene, on a green screen. Some of the time, just to pass the time, I would think back to climbing mountains in Alaska. That really helped me.
A lot of the things I find funniest about people are their shortcomings that they're oblivious to, but that they're constantly reminding everyone around them of.
I don't have an interest in any car that isn't good for the environment, other than maybe an aesthetic quality in a picture book.
A lot of the stuff in 'Speed Racer' has never been done before, from it having a multi-tone, to it having a retro-cool family movie, to having the photo-realism with the CG-backgrounds and infinite focus the way they worked with these digital cameras, to even the color experimentation.
The traveling and adventure always lift my spirits soaring with exhilaration.
I've definitely had ideas and plans that sometimes exceed my means and capabilities.
When you're reading Thoreau you look at Hollywood differently, let me tell ya!
Artistic ambition is important. And it seems it would be a great time to do some theatre, like a new extreme.
Even just a normal shot I find that much more interesting because of the 3D.
It's like a shot of a couple of cars and us walking and it's like, "Oh wow, this is 3D. I've never seen this before!".
I identify with someone wanting something to work out, but not being able to get through the rocks to the river.
How much cooler was Oz than seeing the little dude behind the curtain?
I remember when I saw 'The Matrix' when I was 13, I saw it in the theaters, and I was so blown away by it. It was one of the most memorable experiences I definitely ever had in the theater.
I had the misfortune of getting what skateboarders call hippers.
It's when you fall on your hip again and again and again, just the same spot. It turns into like a blue purple bruise and it's just torture because I had to keep on doing the same move, going around in the pool again.
The genres are widening. I don't think that there's as many limitations on the kinds of projects that actors can do as there once was.
Especially these days where everything is so polite and so proper, I think that rites of passage are good.
Believing in yourself you gain confidence, which allows you to relax.
Relaxation is one of the most important parts about acting.
That's really good for an actor - to like the people behind the scenes - because then you treat the camera differently. If you really like someone who's shooting you, you're more open. You're not defensive, you're more relaxed, and I think that translates into a more interesting, natural performance.
I'm not staying away from any genre. I'm trying to get scripts that I like.
I'm a very, very conservative driver.
Shooting in 3D hasn't really affected the way I work as an actor that much.
Maybe that's not a good thing. Maybe I'm not being diligent enough.
'Brokeback Mountain' just blew me away.
I'll always remember talking to Heath Ledger just after he finished that movie and he was going on about working with Ang and how incredible he was.
I don't really like the slogan 'It boy.'
In Dogtown, skateboards are like bikes to the Chinese.
I have a lot of people in my life who are truly ridiculous characters, and they're very, very funny people, but they don't really try to be. They're not cracking jokes.
There's something about the good-hearted guy fighting the system.
I just love that. That's how 'Speed' is. He's a really focused guy with a heart of gold and the corporations are trying to crush him and use him for his skills to make them more money.
I've realized that what you think of when you make a 'big movie,' if it's actually a green screen movie, it's like doing independent New York theater because you don't have any backgrounds or props. So it's kind of like making the lowest budgeted film you could possibly imagine, plus $100 million.
Well, when I was a kid and I watched 'Speed Racer,' I used to always watch it in the morning with my cereal. And when I ate the cereal, I would pour soda into the cereal because we never really had milk for some reason, I don't know.
There's something just so kind of smooth about politicians.
Sometimes good days are not always fun, sometimes they are good because of how hard they were and gratifying for those reasons.
We want to do for 'Hamlet' what Baz Luhrmann did for 'Romeo and Juliet' in terms of like a really cool kind of re-imagining.
It was very, very challenging being on this thing called the gimbal.
It would throw you around, give you whiplash, and they'd tie you down.
If you give an actor any wiggle room to whine in situations where they want to whine, you're gonna whine.
I'm sort of like a rat in a maze - I'm moving forward, and any choice I make at the time seems like the only one I can make.
Most actors are lucky to ever get a job, period.
I never forget that, because I have so many actor friends in L.A., and most of us barely ever work. And those of us that do, it's still only 60 days out of the year that we're actually on camera. It's an absurdly low number.
People always ask me about career choices, though it rarely ever seems like any kind of choice. It's just like, I really want to do something, this is what I can do, and that's it. I'm lucky to be doing this at all.