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    I try to leave my work at the door when I leave the set. It's almost like summer camp. You go in hard, then you leave, and it's done.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: work  summer 
     
    My favorite color is blue, and my secret favorite color is pink.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: secret 
     
    [Swiss Armi Man] was a super joyful film to go make. I mean, there was stuff that was, like, totally bananas. But it was kind of par for the course every day with that stuff.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: film 
     
    I like purple too. I looked up color psychology before doing any house painting, because I was curious what the colors I like mean. And purple is very royal and creative.
    — Paul Dano
    Everything you do, every experience that you have, enlightens you a little bit or worsens you.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: experience 
     
    I feel like a lot of the films I do, part of the reason I like doing them is I'm not 100 percent sure what it's going to be. It's exciting. I read an equal amount of very generic scripts, and you kind of know exactly what those are and that doesn't whet my appetite. I already know what it is or I already know what the character is. It's just a lot harder to get interested.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: character  film  read 
     
    I started acting pretty young, so I haven't had too many odd jobs. But I used to sell candy out of my locker in middle school.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: young  job  school  sell 
     
    One of my favorite films is 'Dumb and Dumber.' I'd love to do some really silly comedy someday.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: comedy  film 
     
    The only constant I can find is hard work.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: work 
     
    I feel like rumors get crazy and people blow up the whole internet with news. I feel like, once you're doing a job, you shouldn't talk about it.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: people  job  crazy  internet 
     
    I went to tranny bars and kind of got used to being around that and then getting dressed up.
    — Paul Dano
    In tragedy, it's hard to find a good resolution; it's not black and white: it's a big fog of gray.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: tragedy  black 
     
    I approach every role from scratch.
    — Paul Dano
    It's a constant learning process - not just what you need to learn for the character or as far as good actors - but as an actor, there's no limit. Every time now, you're learning so, I think that's a good thing though.
    — Paul Dano
    I remember going to the theatre when I was little and the lights going down and just getting really scared about what was going to happen up there.
    — Paul Dano
    I think carrying your gut, or your instincts, through all the learning, is one of the most important things. You learn to prepare for a part in different ways, you learn to experiment, what you do for the character - you try working in different ways.
    — Paul Dano
    My first thought about acting, growing up here in New York, was theater, and I feel like I need to force myself to go get my ass kicked in a rehearsal room and do one of those plays at some point.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: thoughts 
     
    On set, the playground for the character, how much it takes varies. Is it like ballet, is it like jazz? The content always lends itself to the form, and it's really not mathematics.
    — Paul Dano
    Of course I think it's a movie for everybody [Insane Farting Corpse], but that's probably just because it's a movie for me.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: movie 
     
    I dont normally like getting dressed up, but when I go to events, I like to look put together. Ive got to say, getting in a nice suit feels good.
    — Paul Dano
    If I could get myself in an editing room, that'd be trouble. I mean, that's how it works, you know? You leave everything on the field. I would pick apart - I do, even on the first time. More than once is just too much self-destruction. I don't need that.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: time  work 
     
    You try to get to know your character as best as you can before you start filming - whats written and not written.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: character 
     
    I love cereal. I eat several bowls a day, mostly a few late at night.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: night 
     
    The less acting you have to do, the better, I think.
    — Paul Dano
    It just so happens that when I was, like, 19 or 20, I got a couple of auditions and got a couple parts with good people. Of the thousands of auditions where you don't get the part, I've done a couple of jobs where you do it and you're like, "Okay, this is good."
    — Paul Dano
    tags: people  job 
     
    Being actors is a strange job. To try to go live that out, it's a very strange thing to want to do when you step back and think about it.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: live  job 
     
    For me, playing a really bad character is about figuring out what brought the person to where we need him.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: character  people  bad 
     
    I feel like having something that you're passionate about helps to keep you young.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: young  help 
     
    Michael Caine is so happy. Happy and healthy. I think he enjoys life. I think he's 82 now, and I have no clue if I'll be working at that age.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: age  healthy 
     
    I think I was almost 12, so I knew who George C. Scott was, but if I could work with George C. Scott now, I'd be so pumped.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: work 
     
    I think it's more important to try and make a good film than give a good performance.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: film 
     
    I always have an adjustment period where I'm so happy to be home, but then my sense of purpose is totally gone.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: gone 
     
    Sometimes it's summer camp on location. So it's nice to have a little New York community of people you love.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: people  community  summer 
     
    This is so lame to say in a magazine, but I just grabbed some pink wallpaper. I find it to be a very relaxing color.
    — Paul Dano
    I think that one of the strangest things about being an actor is, it's almost freelance work.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: work 
     
    As your career progresses, you hope that you get some more opportunity, or some more choice.
    — Paul Dano
    When somebody mentions that I did a play with George C. Scott, I'm like, it can't have happened. What was I doing on a Broadway stage at 11 years old? It's so far in the distance now.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: year 
     
    I love that it's such an uncynical film [Swiss Army Man]. I think it's got a lot of love in there, and I think that's a nice thing in this day and age.
    — Paul Dano
    tags: age  film 
     
    I know that part of why I was excited to do this was the sense of play and childlike wonder and the spirit that's in the Daniels' work. I think we're tracking some issues that are actually quite sad or lonely but I think in a joyful, creative way. So I like that balance. I think singing in the woods, the music and spirit of that - there's something very pure about the film [Swiss Army Man].
    — Paul Dano
    tags: work  sad  wonder  balance  music  film  spirit  creative 
     
    I was actually thinking about starting like an app where you can watch videos of me carrying Daniel [Radcliffe in Swiss Army Man].
    — Paul Dano
    tags: thinking 
     
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