I moved to New York to do theater, and I got cast in a play that was funny, and then I was the funny guy. I did a movie that was funny, and then I was the funny guy.— Steve Zahn
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I'm a good dad; I spend a lot of time with my kids.
PlayStation 3 is another form of meditation.
Come on, when you're on set, all day? That's what I do in my trailer, I just play PlayStation 3.
I love 'Shattered Glass.' It's one of my favorite movies. I think it's just brilliant.
I still really love acting. I find it really challenging. And I really love film; it's a lot of fun.
I've had more people come up to me about 'Saving Silverman' than anything else.
That and 'That Thing You Do!' But 'Saving Silverman' is the one I get most often. And I love that.
I'm not a leading guy.
I lived in Minnesota in a small town.
It goes all the way back to 'Psycho.' Movies with twists like that are memorable because they're so simple.
I'm theater trained.
The werewolf film is a strange thing.
I don't care if you've just won an Oscar, you still have to campaign for parts.
I have raised beds, perennial beds, cut flower beds.
I have an island on a pond that's just covered in peonies. I have an herb garden, tons of vegetables, raspberries. I have everything. I'm a green guy.
My sister gave me a big bucket of Cool Whip.
Isn't that awesome? For two weeks I basically watched Emergency! and ate cool whip with a spoon.
You have to make something good. Just because all the hot actors show up and the money is there and the explosives are ready, it doesn't matter.
You work with stand-up comedians or you work with somebody in theater, you work with somebody from 'Star Search' or 'Survivor' or a kid, it constantly changes how you play with people.
I'm convinced women actually think they can read minds.
Like when a woman goes, "I can tell you don't want to hang out with me today." And you're like, "What are you talking about? I actually do!"
Let me tell you something, planes and kids.
.. I've got a 3 and 1 year old, I don't wish that on anybody.
Film is a strange thing.
Most people laugh at situations rather than a tagline anyway.
I've done flowers and kicked myself. Flowers are so lame.
I love Toronto, I have spent a lot of time up there working. There's a lot of stuff going on there.
I love 'Safe Men.' Now it's getting all this culty kind of - it just came out on DVD. That was awesome. I read that script, I never laughed so hard in my life.
I'm always attracted to the vulnerable character more than I am the superhero.
What's hard in movies is to have a consistent tone throughout a movie. Whatever that is.
I love general history. That's all I read really. I don't read novels, I read history. I love it. I live in an area that's really rich in Civil War history. I live in Kentucky on a farm. A lot of revolution, a lot of military history I love.
You still really fight for good parts.
It never stops. It's never a breeze. The people at the top of their game work as hard as the people at the bottom.
I look at it like, I'm just a character actor.
If I get cast as the stoned sidekick, fine. But I just want to act.
I just planted the family vegetables yesterday. You name it, I grow it.