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My mother taught public school...

My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master's there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn't go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.

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A friend of my mom's was a cas...

A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.

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But when I felt like I had som...

But when I felt like I had something to prove? Then I got up early every morning and worked all day long. I didn't know if I had any more talent than anyone else directing, but I knew I could work hard at it, and so I did.

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The one benefit of having done...

The one benefit of having done all kinds of movies as an actor is, you learn the pros and cons of being tempted to do a really big movie because it costs a lot of money.

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You're basically the sum of al...

You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.

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Not that it entirely matters: ...

Not that it entirely matters: There is a perception that all actors make their movies. A lot of people assume you're responsible. George Clooney told me actors get all of the blame and all the credit.

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My movies are unadorned, they'...

My movies are unadorned, they're not particularly fancy, I think they're kind of workmanlike in some ways, focusing on the writing and the acting.

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I knew I had to get out of Bos...

I knew I had to get out of Boston and stop making movies there, at least for one movie, otherwise no one would ever consider me for a movie that took place south of Providence.

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I've never held myself up part...

I've never held myself up particularly high when I had movies that worked, and I never held myself all that low when I had failures.

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I kinda see my current positio...

I kinda see my current position like this: 'Here's your five minutes in the toy store, so you gotta do all the good movies you can before Chuck Woolery rings the bell.'

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One of the ways that I could c...

One of the ways that I could contribute was to shill some memorabilia, and the other was to talk to you and try to get people to pay attention to this auction.

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I'm always described as 'cocks...

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,' and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.

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In keeping with Miramax tradit...

In keeping with Miramax tradition, I was instructed to find the 'hottest young stars around' to cast in the movie. I got a list of two names: Michelle Monaghan and Casey Affleck. I was lucky enough to get them both.

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[Founded by vocalist Amy Lee a...

[Founded by vocalist Amy Lee and guitarist-songwriter Ben Moody in the late '90s, the band has only gained momentum since its song] Bring Me To Life ... Daredevil.

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Sometimes it's Britney Spears ...

Sometimes it's Britney Spears and sometimes it's Carrie Fisher. I can't tell if I've got a Lolita complex or an Oedipus complex.

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[A rep for the event said a re...

[A rep for the event said a reason was not given for the stars' absence (but Garner is due in November) and added,] They're very tight-lipped about their private lives. ... next year there'll be the three of us.

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I think it's great that you fo...

I think it's great that you folks down here at WSAV are putting together this kind of telethon, ... It's representative of what I've seen people doing all over the Low Country around here.

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