Always do something different. Always different things.
So when we finally settled down outside of Seattle I felt totally uncomfortable with that idea.
Every day is intense and alive, whether it`s travel, work, even down time, which there is so little of.
No, well, my father`s definitely not Christopher Walken.
Wrap parties can be really sad, actually, disorienting.
It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked, what didn`t work.
When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.
This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder.
My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think.
I got so used to being unstable that I started to only be comfortable being unstable.
On A Beautiful Mind, there was a wall of math.
I had friends of mine tell me they had a baby, and I didn`t even know they were pregnant.
I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite.
I`ve worked with some incredibly difficult directors but my understanding is that a lot of the best people are driven from a place of being extremely challenging and dark within their way.
Knowing what it means to sometimes have a ton of money, and sometimes have no money and have to come up on-the-fly with something.
I`m challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.
It`s funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.
I`m right at a time when I`m strongly finding my identity inside of my work.
I visited those friends who`d just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.
I think I`ve spent so much time playing characters that are so far away from me and learning how to technically build and how to technically put something on top of you.
My instincts are not comedic.
Comedy is so hard; it`s so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it.
I love experiencing other people`s realities, seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time.
New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South.
It`s the South that maintains the idea that they`re different, which is interesting because nobody else really cares.
Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable - if anything, quite happy with what you are doing - then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I`ve made up to that point.
I had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard.
At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there`s a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it.
I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better.
I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none.
I`ll look at the script and I`ll try to find as many books, movies, and pieces of music that I think are going to feed each scene or the character as a whole.
There`s such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive.
I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn`t say... eh, that`s Josh Lucas.
I just feel like I really want to be someone who literally disappears in the role. I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn`t say (for example) `Oh, that`s Ben Affleck.` To me, that`s just boring. It doesn`t interest me. My goal is to always have the ability at hand where I can be really good, as opposed to, eh, that`s Josh Lucas. Interview with Steve Head, September 24, 2002.
The Hulk, that was the experience of my life, so far.
(regarding moving so many times as a child) I would lie in bed the night before a new school and decide who I was going to be. It would usually be based on someone I admired from the school before.