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I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.

I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.

There was a long time where I was an 'artist' in quotes, who had no money. But I guess back then I also never had a girlfriend. ---->>>

My name is Zach Galifianakis and I hope I'm pronouncing that right. I'm named after my granddad, my middle name. My name is Zach Granddad Galifianakis. ---->>>

That's one of the great things about comedy: we can - and should - say the things that other people aren't supposed to say. If we didn't do that, if we didn't push against those limits, we'd just be standing around onstage and yelling. ---->>>

Inappropriateness is funny to me. Rudeness is hilarious.

Inappropriateness is funny to me. Rudeness is hilarious.

I kind of put myself out there as is. I'm a quiet person. I don't know if that's surprising. I'm a Pilates junkie. ---->>>

I think if they put a laugh track on 'Intervention,' it would be funny. ---->>>

I don't like cursing in movies. I feel like cursing has become the new hackiness. You try to find substitutions for cursing. ---->>>

It's not good for comedy to be like, 'Thanks for liking me.' Being popular is poison. ---->>>

I have a 60-acre farm in North Carolina, and I have a tractor and a farmhouse. As soon as I groom the land, I want to put cabins around and have a place where people can write and hang out. It'll be either that or an all-black nudist colony. ---->>>

Hollywood's built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way. ---->>>

That show, 'The Amazing Race' - is that about white people?

That show, 'The Amazing Race' - is that about white people?

When I was in high school I used to sit by myself in the cafeteria - not necessarily by choice - but I thought it was funny to talk to people that weren't there. ---->>>

I like dark comedies. That's why I like the Wayans Brothers. ---->>>

My forte is awkwardness. ---->>>

You know, sometimes if you work - if you do a lot of takes and you work long hours, for me, at least, there is a delirium that starts kicking in on the fifteenth hour, and that can help. Below the just thirteenth hour is where I have a concern, because everybody's so tired. ---->>>

I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.

I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.

I'm not versed enough in constitutional law to run for office. I'd have to go back to school or something. ---->>>

My dad doesn't get any of my jokes. He laughs at them, but he doesn't understand them. He's just laughing because people around him are laughing. ---->>>

Privacy is big for me. To do interviews even, I have a very love/hate with it. ---->>>

I'm Greek. My body produces feta cheese. ---->>>

There's more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I'm not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it's a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life. ---->>>

We all know how funny Morrissey is. Actually, you know what? I say that sarcastically. His songs are some of the funniest songs I've ever heard in my life. I mean, really. I mean, not that the 'Girlfriend in a Coma' is, like, really funny. ---->>>

We talked about politics constantly in my family growing up in North Carolina. There were always debates. Being of Greek background, it's in our blood to drink coffee and talk politics. ---->>>

Reciting lines is hard; making stuff up is much, much easier. ---->>>

As a comic, it's anti-comedy to be known. I think a lot of comedic actors get lost in this world of Hollywood and all this stuff. They lose what brought them there in the first place. I'm very trepidatious about it. ---->>>

I wish I could sit back and say, 'Oh, I'm gonna wait for a Merchant-Ivory film to come my way. Or Ivory-Merchant. Whatever it's called. But you just take what's given and then, hopefully, down the road you can be more choosy and only do, say, Wayans brothers movies. That's my goal: to be more Merchant-Ivory-Wayans. ---->>>

People get TV deals by doing something in their grandmother's basement. It is definitely the wave. Everybody is trying to do all that stuff. I mean, the Internet is the only reason that I've gotten work is because I've somehow created a line and people have seen it. And then I've been asked to auditions. ---->>>

When I do stand-up for a long time, I'll get burned out, then I'll get an acting gig. For me, the grass is always greener. I'd like to do a mixture of all of it. My goal is just to do small movies that I've written. That's what I'm trying to do now, just write smaller movies.

When I do stand-up for a long time, I'll get burned out, then I'll get an acting gig. For me, the grass is always greener. I'd like to do a mixture of all of it. My goal is just to do small movies that I've written. That's what I'm trying to do now, just write smaller movies.

American society loves to prop people up and then take them down. ---->>>

I've been happily dedicated to the same woman for a number of years. I never even look at other women. ---->>>

Fat jokes to me are always, always hilarious, as long as they're done towards yourself. ---->>>

I am going to be the next Ryan Gosling. ---->>>

I am not into publicity. I'm not good at it. I get anxiety about it. ---->>>

I haven't been hit since Leon Spinks hit me in '92. ---->>>

My real last name is Galifianakisburg. ---->>>

The congressmen and senators used to go have a drink in D.C. They would disagree all day long, but they would find that time to sit down and learn about each other personally. I think that's totally wiped out; I don't think it really exists anymore. ---->>>

Actually, I used to be a busboy in a strip joint in New York and so I hate strip joints. I'm not that kind of person. ---->>>

I get burned out on standup. But I like acting. I do like it. But sometimes you just feel like a monkey. You just feel like a complete tool. But I like it. I do like it. Stand-up is just more free. A lot more freedom because you just do what you want to do. ---->>>

I think comedy does have that powerful thing that doesn't seem too preachy because you're also making people laugh, so it's really kind of a good tool for messaging. ---->>>

I try to write three jokes every day. I don't sit down and write them, it's just things that pop into my head. Then I'll go watch it fail onstage that night. ---->>>

Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.

Whether you are on the Right or the Left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There's just too much money.

When a role seems fun it's easy to play. It kind of comes organically. ---->>>

A good stand-up, you lead the audience. You don't kowtow to the audience. Sometimes the audience is wrong. I always think the audience is wrong. ---->>>

I just try to keep myself a traditionalist. I liked being an underground comic doing my thing. I want to maintain that. I just do. ---->>>

I understand Tea Partyers' anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can't be part of that. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-01, 1969
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Occupation: Actor
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Zachary Knight Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, writer and comedian. He came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and presented his own show called Late World with Zach on VH1 the following year. He has also starred in films, such as The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), Due Date (2010), The Campaign (2012), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Puss in Boots (2011), Masterminds (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017) (wikipedia)