I'm taking the indie filmmaker's approach to building my career and that approach is developing a relationship with the fans.
No, you've gotta wait till the seed grows into a plant. Then you've gotta f--- the plant!
For my lifestyle, I believe in living 10 times below my means. As a result of that, I have the luxury of working only when I'm inspired.
I'm not really volunteering for no family films. I really like the sweet spot of being able to be edgy and controversial.
My goal in life is to bring to the screen really believable depictions that make you think, "Damn, I have to look within myself."
I feel comfortable working with people who are secure in themselves and confident in what they do.
I had a grandmother who would always encourage me to learn about theater and film.
I worked for this company that repossessed cars. Sure enough, the day after I quit, they repossessed my car, but that would probably be my strangest job to date. You have to work your way up to become a hardcore repo man.
I learned early in life that laughter is a great way to diffuse and uncomfortable situation, so I began to use that as a tool, throughout my life.
For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing. Romany Malc
I don't drive an Escalade; I've never lived on a mansion; I live in a townhouse. Even with my internet business, when I was making just shy of a million and a half a year, I lived in the same house.
I come from the best era of film I believe; when people were taking chances on films. It's time for us to bring more truth to the story and not necessarily carry a torch for every Black person in America; just tell a story, and a good one too.
The Universe responds to specificity.
The only difference between comedy and drama is that, in comedy, I'm going to utilize the tool of creating laughter to deflect discomfort and, in drama, I won't use a tool, but we're going to actually deal with the discomfort and see what comes out of it.
I haven't really been auditioning. For me is about finding quality work versus finding work. I get a considerable amount of offers everyday.
It will be difficult if people can't get past their prejudices; I don't mean Black and White; I mean people automatically assume because a film has a predominantly Black cast, that it is a particular quality of film.
I always try to get as personal as I can with the characters that I play, which is a reason why I don't play a lot of characters.
I'm one of those people for whom success is one thing, but significance is another. If I can have both, I'm living the dream.
I'd like to change the depictions of life, love, and adventure under what's known as the typical, overused backdrop of Hollywood.
Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance
I have the appetite to do different roles that have different backdrops. I'd like to show that there's more to people sitting in cars for reasons other than being police officers.
Damn, that's good. Oh, that's good .
For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing. How the comedy ever even started in my life was that moments got uncomfortable and I felt uncertain of what the outcome was going to be, so I found a way to deflect what I was feeling, or what everyone else was feeling, by creating laughter.
My experience in the music industry made me very thick-skinned. Your art is something very personal and there's never a shortage of critics when it comes to art.
Hollywood is running out of money and in order to keep geetting a third financed, you have to rely on overseas funding, and in order to do that, you have to get recognizable names.
I like to be challenged and stay true to my archetype. That's something I don't admit of being like in real life and I don't have to be. I always try to understand what would lead an individual to being that way, to being oblivious to the fact that he's somewhat insensitive and scared of commitment,
For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing.
It's extremely difficult to come across quality material. It's a competitive world.
I don't want every fan; I'm interested in fans interested in quality work, authentic archetype depictions.
Because I came into acting late, my references come from real life. That's my biggest inspiration. It's probably the reason I moved back to New York. I'm just a lot more inspired by real life than I am by depictions of real life.