(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.
The Hulk, that was the experience of my life, so far.
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.
I want to be so strong as an actor that people wouldn`t say... eh, that`s Josh Lucas.
There`s such good people out there where there filmmaking world is alive.
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.
I think actors become jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none.
I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better.
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 had a Southern accent but I had broken it so hard.
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.
It`s the South that maintains the idea that they`re different, which is interesting because nobody else really cares.
New York has got this sort of wonderful romantic idea of the South.
I love experiencing other people`s realities, seeing the world through their eyes for a short period of time.
Comedy is so hard; it`s so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it.
My instincts are not comedic.
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.
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`m right at a time when I`m strongly finding my identity inside of my work.
It`s funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.
I`m challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.
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`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.
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 had friends of mine tell me they had a baby, and I didn`t even know they were pregnant.
On A Beautiful Mind, there was a wall of math.
I got so used to being unstable that I started to only be comfortable being unstable.
My nomadic childhood dramatically fed my eventual decision to be an actor, but not in the way you might think.
This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder.
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.
It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked, what didn`t work.
Wrap parties can be really sad, actually, disorienting.
No, well, my father`s definitely not Christopher Walken.
Every day is intense and alive, whether it`s travel, work, even down time, which there is so little of.
So when we finally settled down outside of Seattle I felt totally uncomfortable with that idea.
Always do something different. Always different things.