And I've always loved commercials. I like working out how to organically weave a brand's message into the writing process. It's like an improv show, where comics ask the audience to throw out a word and a skit is built around it.— Jason Bateman
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I don't worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness.
Tony Hale is a devout Christian and is a complete retard when it comes to swearing. The script called for him to swear for about 30 seconds and he just couldn't do it.
By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
What's frustrating as an actor, when you want to work hard, you can only work once that phone rings and then you can only work until the production wraps. Then you have to find another job.
I love a massage. I'd go every day if I could.
I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default.
My comedic instinct, is a little bit more rooted in - my mother's British so I've always been more of the dry receiver of the crazy as opposed to the initiator of the crazy. I'm kind of predisposed to be the straight man.
If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
I don't have anything to fix! I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't eat carbs. My life is just great now. Normal. Vanilla.
I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught.
I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
I really enjoy playing that everyman part because that part is us, the audience.
And you need somebody inside a comedy to tether the absurdity to reality.
People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
Directing a movie is the greatest job in the world.
I could not be more envious of the guys who get to do it all the time.
I don't really find a problem with technology or television, or anything.
I'm a product of it. I grew up watching TV, and I don't think I'm too dumb or too crazy.
I became an adult before I had a kid, which I highly recommend.
I just like to throw her around. She's a really good snuggler, and she likes to give kisses and hugs.
If I'm enjoying something, I'd like to be able to just have it all.
Frankly, that's the way I'm approaching my career now. I'm a total workaholic.
I think the internet is a huge positive.
When you know your mom and dad are doing things that are not idyllic, as far as your desire to defer to a parental ideal, you start to see your parents as peers, perhaps, and that's not the healthiest thing at that early an age.
It is one of the few elements in the process that a director really, really can't control: an actor's performance. If you have a director that understands that, it's comforting to an actor. You're starting the relationship more as a collaborator, rather than as an employee or some kind of a soldier trying to execute something you don't organically feel.
I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face.
I don't get a chance to cry that often on film, so I was hoping that talent would come my way, that day. I cheated, I guess, when I just started looking at my technology device - my iPhone - to look at pictures of my kids, before I did the scene where I had to cry. That was a good trick that I found.
I never looked at fan mail, for some reason.
My mother and grandmother handled my mail - although it's not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.
I just love doing sitcoms. I'd be in them till I was gray if they'd have me.
I can be on a telephone call, and be emailing or texting somebody else, as well.
I would imagine everyone appreciates that efficiency of communication. I see it as a huge positive.
As an actor, you only get to work 15 minutes an hour;
as a director you're fully immersed. It's incredibly more complex and challenging and I love it. I'm sort of a glutton for work and to direct something that I'm acting in feeds the vein.
Not many get a chance to hit the career re-set button.
I play around with my Japanese Garden.
Since Im half way to 70 today I need to start pruning trees and sharpening plants like an old fart.
Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know.
He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong.
I'm a guy who is a little bit complicated and is a little bit in his own head and is not the most free-spirited, fun-loving kind of guy.
I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well.
I have to warn you: I bet horses like a girl.
I'm in bed by nine. Let's get on with it.
A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
When you're actor, you have no idea how much work goes into pre-production.
We're just sitting in our trailers waiting for someone to knock on our door to go to the set.
I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.
I actually enjoyed changing diapers and I enjoyed swaddling.
I don't mind being swaddled either, on occasion.
It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you're gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly.
Improvisation, for me, is when the cameras start rolling, we don't know where we're going and let's just waste people's time and money.
The longer you stay in the job that you do the more you learn about what those around you do. As an actor I've always nosed around apologetically about: "oh wouldn't it be interesting if I could do that?" I can't imagine not wanting to do this everyday.
Guys like Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Sacha Baron Cohen, they do things you love to watch. I like to do the other half.
My hobbies have varied over the years.
There were a whole set of new ones before I got married. Now I spend as much time with my wife, who is my best friend.
I'm not a Hollywood party guy.
I like being hired to do more and more stuff.
Carry more and more responsibility. It's nice I'm getting that trust.
I'm not a 'celebrity'. I'm not a big huge star and so when people see me it's usually to talk about something I've done and that's a great conversation to have.
Jennifer Aniston and I have always just really gotten along well.
.. I was just fortunate to be a good fit for parts in her films.
I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay.
As an actor, you get hired for what you last did.
And I guess it just becomes your choice or obligation to do different things.
I've always felt bad that I never had more information to give people when they asked me about it, but I guess people kind of got frustrated by that and they just started kind of making up their own sort of "well, we haven't heard that much" or "news hasn't changed so it must be going away".