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    When I met Harrison Ford I just kept thinking: "At what point do I break out my Star Wars memorabilia? When is it OK to have him sign something? Will he? And will I look like a total idiot!" The only time I ever got anything from another actor to sign was for my brother or my kids because both of my brothers are die-hard Star Wars fans.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: time  star  war  kids 
     
    When you're playing the good guy, you want to find the dirty parts - and when you're playing the bad guy, you want to find the vulnerability.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: bad 
     
    I don't like being lied to.
    — Patrick Wilson
    For me, I always have to establish a reality for the character. In very actor-y terms, you just have to understand his reality.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: character  reality 
     
    I love making movies, but there's nothing like being in front of an audience.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: movie 
     
    At an early age my dad - probably because he's a journalist - said: "Just have something to say. Don't just blather. Always have one line in your mind." So, that was always my thing whenever I met someone when I was younger, if ever I got to meet a real celebrity.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: age  real  celebrity 
     
    A heroic nature is very Greek.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: nature 
     
    In a normal movie, you'd never see one guy talk for an entire page, whether good or bad.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: bad  movie 
     
    I just don't watch a lot of TV.
    — Patrick Wilson
    When I look at a character, whether he's good or bad, one scene or 10 scenes, I just have to find my way in.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: character  bad 
     
    For everybody that does something bad there's gotta be someone that does something good.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: bad 
     
    You don't ever see a thriller with a spiritual backbone.
    — Patrick Wilson
    Mike Nicholls saw me in the musical of The Full Monty and brought me in to audition for Angels in America for HBO. And that opened a lot of doors because you could go to LA and say: "Well, I'm starring opposite Al Pacino and Meryl Streep..."
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: angel  america 
     
    I am fascinated with religion or things that people believe in and question that. I think it's interesting.
    — Patrick Wilson
    I think your teenage years define your musical roots forever. You're always looking for a theme for your high school years.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: forever  school  year 
     
    I am an avid runner, mainly on weekends.
    — Patrick Wilson
    It's very hard to just break into movies. I always felt like it would be giving up a theatre career to go and try and be in movies. So, I thought I'd exhaust the theatre thing, go as far as I can, and originate roles, be on Broadway, maybe win some Tony Awards, and then hopefully some door would open. Luckily, it did.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: thoughts  giving  career  movie 
     
    Emasculation does seem to be a theme in the roles that I choose.
    — Patrick Wilson
    I've always had good relationships with directors. I'm one of those people where, if there's a good idea coming from the sound guy, I'll take it. Filmmaking is a collaborative effort, whether it's a first-time director or it's Mike Nichols. I think that's the standard that the great ones set.
    — Patrick Wilson
    Somebody can paint with a fine brush like Monet and do millions of little dots or somebody can splatter it up there like Kandinsky or Jackson Pollock and go "Yep, that's art." That's okay.
    — Patrick Wilson
    It was always acting for me, since I was about 15. My middle brother always wanted to be a news anchor, so we always felt that he'd be the one to take over for dad, so we could go and do our thing.
    — Patrick Wilson
    I try to shave at night so my skin has a chance to settle by the early morning call-time.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: chance  night 
     
    I didn't win prom king. By that point, I'd quit sports except for soccer, so I was really just a theater guy. I totally lost to the captain of the football team.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: lost  football 
     
    You have your vision and you need to be focused, but you have to listen. I never felt a sense that the wheels were going to come off because we're all friends and family. It was all good.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: friends  vision 
     
    You know, I gotta be honest. I have not done a lot of CGI work. I just haven't. I mean, there were hundreds of effects in Watchmen, and I probably dealt with almost none of them, because all my stuff was very practical.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: work 
     
    I did have Skidz overalls. Remember Skidz, those baggy plaid pants that look like pajamas? So I did rock overalls, but not in purple velvet. I couldn't find those.
    — Patrick Wilson
    I've got whole years of unfortunate clothing in '80s.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: year 
     
    I don't concentrate on if a moment is scary or not. That's not my job.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: moment  job 
     
    You never want to judge your character.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: character 
     
    I think you have to pick and choose what is most important to tell the story.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: stories 
     
    There are tons of different reasons why you do TV series and why you don't, and how it'll affect your career, and all that. Without a doubt, it has always come down to the script for me. I'm an actor who wants to do great parts, and I've been very fortunate, for a long time, to get meaty roles.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: time  doubt  career 
     
    When you shoot a movie so quickly you can't really afford to shoot a bunch of extra footage because you don't have that luxury.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: movie 
     
    I like the not knowing of what the next job is.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: knowing  job 
     
    You have to know what you're shooting. Don't just make your movie in the editing room and just get everything you can on the day.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: movie 
     
    For me, it doesn't matter whether it's a comedy, a Western or horror. As long as you've got a good story to tell, the genre almost doesn't matter. As an actor playing the role, it's all rooted in reality.
    — Patrick Wilson
    A wide receiver like me wouldn't have won. The quarterback - or even the running back - always wins.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: running 
     
    It's frustrating sometimes for actors because you slam it out and you have a great time, you think it's funny, and then for whatever reason the movie doesn't come together.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: time  funny  movie 
     
    I grew up around media so for me I've always been interested in that topic, whether it's a complete satire or a documentary. I love anything that touches on the state of information versus entertainment and what's newsworthy and what's not.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: satire  media 
     
    Honestly, if you're just going to be the love interest then at least let it be a really good movie. Not every role is going to be Hamlet, I know that.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: movie 
     
    When you're younger you don't care so much, but as you get older you have a family and stuff like that. But I've always kept my foot in theatre and I've kept my foot in independent film, so I'm really happy going back and forth. So, if I can't find the meaty roles in studio films, then I'll go back and dig up a little independent where I can flex my muscles a little bit.
    — Patrick Wilson
    tags: care  film 
     
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