John Hawkes - Quotes

There are 55 quotes by John Hawkes at Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by John Hawkes from this hand-picked collection about life. Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

It's nice to sometimes get things out of life, rather than stealing from other artists. I'm trying to steal from the real people.

It's nice to sometimes get things out of life, rather than stealing from other artists. I'm trying to steal from the real people.

My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.

My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.

I don't mean to be highfalutin about it, but I try to limit my visibility. ---->>>

I generally play strong people and scary people. ---->>>

It's hard to get concert tickets.

It's hard to get concert tickets.

People have said unkind things and you kind of have to, if you happen to read it, you have to just, you know, move on. ---->>>

I do all kinds of roles - nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho, nerd, psycho - and occasionally someone kind of normal. It's weird, when I lived in Austin I was always cast as pretty normal people. But when I moved to Los Angeles I was immediately branded a psycho. ---->>>

I'd said to my sweetheart a couple of days before that the SAG and Spirit Award nomination was amazing and I had no attachment to the Academy Award. I knew I was an underdog so I just decided to sleep through the announcement. ---->>>

The only thing I do on a computer is play Texas Hold 'Em, really. Obviously my cell phone is a computer. My car is a computer. I'm on computers every day without actively seeking them out.

The only thing I do on a computer is play Texas Hold 'Em, really. Obviously my cell phone is a computer. My car is a computer. I'm on computers every day without actively seeking them out.

I don't think there are in life, pure darkness or pure light. Everyone's got a little of everything. ---->>>

I maintain that if you're a novelist and you go into an art museum, you'll come out a better novelist. And if you paint a picture for an hour you're a better actor at the end of it. ---->>>

It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me. ---->>>

I don't have any training as an actor, but I guess I'm an intense pretender. When you read something over and over, it gets into you a little bit. You can't help but begin to feel it, even if you're a healthy person as I think I am. ---->>>

I'm just looking for the best story being told by the best people and the best part that I can find. If those things add up, I want to be a part of it whether it's a studio film or, more likely in that instance, an independent film. ---->>>

When I over-prepare, I try to let it all go and forget all about it when the camera rolls, so I can just be present with the other actors and allow what's going to happen to happen without too much preconception. ---->>>

It's much more interesting to watch someone who is ill-equipped to solve their problem fight to solve their problem than wallow in the knowledge that they're ill-equipped to solve their problems. ---->>>

As an actor, I think a mistake that any storyteller can make is to play the ending. ---->>>

You never really forget who you are. If you did, you'd need to seek some professional help. ---->>>

For the last 20 years of my life, I've had the mantra to do amazing parts with amazing people in amazing projects, so I'm attracted to good story, writing and character and good people. That's what I'm always searching for and I don't think that's ever going to change. ---->>>

I want people to believe me when I play a part and they are less apt to if they know a lot about me and have associations about me. ---->>>

It's tough being an actor making music, because even I have a knee-jerk reaction to that. ---->>>

Part of the way that I work is to observe. ---->>>

Starting in the mid-'80s, I played in a band called Meat Joy, and we made our own record, toured. ---->>>

When something gets attention so quickly, people sometimes will look for reasons to find fault and tear it down. ---->>>

When you're just starting out, and someone you think is a real storyteller says something good about you, that helps. ---->>>

You don't really ever think you're that crazy person you're playing. ---->>>

A lot of times, you just don't get the jobs you want to get. ---->>>

Certainly I've had the experience of thinking a person was one thing, and finding out they were another. ---->>>

I lived in Texas for 10 years. ---->>>

I met Robert Rodriguez working on a movie called 'Roadracers.' ---->>>

If you're telling a story it's always best not to play the ending. ---->>>

It's probably odd for someone to read an interview where the interviewee is worried about exposure while they're talking in an interview. ---->>>

'The New York Times' thing... I think any actor would be thrilled to be profiled in that paper. ---->>>

There's a lot of skeletons in my closet! ---->>>

Hitchhiking was such a pure form of existence. You'd wake up in the morning, and you'd have no idea what your day was going to be. And that's something I've never been able to shake. I loved that. ---->>>

I don't really try to judge any character that I play, afterwards I figure it out, but while I'm working on the character, I have to find something in them to relate to. ---->>>

I guess you can say that every actor is a 'character actor' on some level. But I think some actors have a wider range. I think that's how you get that mantle. ---->>>

I think we've all been misled, at moments in our lives, certainly in school situations, and things like that, with getting with the wrong group briefly, or falling in with someone who we learn the truth about and no longer want to really be with. ---->>>

As an actor, you don't often get a chance to know exactly the impact of what the audience is seeing, even though you can ask where the frame is. A move that feels tiny can be huge, and vice versa. ---->>>

Being a kid, as all kids do, you feel out of place or like kind of a freak. You wake up feeling like your head got put onto someone else's body that day. ---->>>

I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show. ---->>>

I think that no matter how dark a person is, the more you learn about them, the more you understand about their life, the more you can sympathize with them or even root for them. ---->>>

Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable - on a personal level and on a professional level. ---->>>

For me and for I'm sure any actor, each role is a different challenge to prepare for in a different way. ---->>>

I don't have actor training myself. ---->>>

I think we're all mysteries to ourselves. ---->>>

As an actor you have to have a strong vivid imagination as you're working and when the camera's rolling, but there's certainly a part of you that is aware of real life, that you're making a movie. ---->>>

I understand why people achieve a level of fame and disappear, I never understood it before, but it's an attractive prospect to walk away from it all. ---->>>

I went to a performance of 'The Crucible' at the Guthrie when I was a sophomore in high school, and I knew right away that that's what I wanted to do. ---->>>

I've never had any delusions about being a leading man, and it's not sour grapes to say that in the best films that I've always enjoyed, the cliched leading man type isn't a part of the picture. ---->>>

If a musician wants to be an actor, everyone thinks that's pretty cool. But if an actor wants to play a song, even if they've been doing it for 40 years, that's bad news. ---->>>

In the time between when you first read a script and are offered the role and the time when you begin to shoot, I really love putting in the time and work on that and getting a solid backstory to a character and researching all that I can about what that person does for a vocation or their upbringing or where they're from. ---->>>

It's not like every director in every movie is seeking me out by any means, there are a lot of things I'm not suited for, a lot of things I'm not interested in, and a lot of things that directors wouldn't be interested in me for. ---->>>

Some friends of mine bothered me for a long time about getting on the social networking pages. They were close friends that I liked to mess with, and I think that I kind of enjoyed for a while that it bothered them so much. Now they've just kind of given up. ---->>>

When I realized that you can't necessarily be cast in a really great part living in Austin, even when Hollywood comes to town, I got a demo reel together and headed out west. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 09-11, 1959
Birthplace: in Stamford, Connecticut, The United States
Die: 05-15, 1998
Occupation: Actor

John Hawkes (born John Marvin Perkins; September 11, 1959) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, backwoods meth addict Teardrop Dolly in Winter's Bone, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated portrayal of Mark O'Brien in The Sessions (wikipedia)