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“Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”

“There’s this thin line between knowing something is going to be really hard and saying, ‘Yeah, you know, but I still gotta see if I can pull it off.'”

“Yeah, yeah.  Just thinking about things, asking what you want, what you don’t want, how am I going to get to there?  And it takes a lot of stumbling around, and it takes discipline.”

“Small movie, small role, giant movie, giant role.  Work is work.  You’ve got to tell the truth and show up.”

“Doing the work and getting to that honest point – that, for me, is always about, and always will be as long as I do this – refining and refining and refining and refining the truth.  Constantly being as truthful and honest and raw and real as you can be.”

“We know there’s a clear gap in fairness.  There just is, in equality.  In a lot of ways, economically, racially, blah, blah, blah.  It just is.  Not blaming anybody, it just is.  So then you say, that can be interpreted and misinterpreted and used by a lot of different people.  Some people run for office; some people try to gain influence.  I generally believe all that’s true.  It’s just, which one is the person who is accurately turning that dial and which one is using it as bullsh*t and lies?  So, this is a tricky area to step into.”

“I choose not to be at the whim of others.  I want to be at my own whim.”

“High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy.  It kicks off synapses, I guess.  It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another.”

“Technology, you know.  I’m pretty horrible.  I use it, but mostly I like to view it from afar.  But I’m still fascinated by it.”

“Technically, superhero movies do everything for you.  They create a world where all you’ve basically got to do is show up, not f*ck it up too much, and you’ll come off okay.”

“So instead of a traditional interview every now and then, I may go do a college Q&A.  They’re fantastic, especially with college students, people that use their minds – and they’re still really active and fun, and, you know, dangerous.”

“I’ve changed my diet a few times.  Now I’m trying to eat more protein.  I eat little meals throughout the day.  I love food, so I still give myself great meals.  Also, when I’m busy, it’s easy to lose weight.”

“Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors registered at Equity with that name.”

“I’m the seventh child of George and Leona Douglas, and I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs.  When my mother was going to the grocery, or going to Mass, or trying to take care of seven kids in a rundown farmhouse.”

“I grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a really rundown old house.  I’d stay out till 8:30, 9:00 at night.  Just blow in.  My mom and dad never really cared much.  It was okay.  We were pretty free to roam.  I mean, I had no concept of stopping play.  It just didn’t occur to anyone.”

“I took my play very seriously, and I got way, way lost in my play world.”

“I mean, I don’t think I was weird.  I’d be happy having me as a kid.  I was a kid who liked adventure stories, who fantasized too much, who was extremely physically active.  I had friends at school, but I wasn’t really social.  I didn’t really like sleepovers – I liked sleeping outside.”

“To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.”

“I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at the same time saying to yourself, ‘Don’t back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.’  If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can’t take yourself out of that moment.”

“I had a real strong fantasy life as a kid.  But then you grow up and think about real jobs.”

“I don’t know – sometimes I catch myself being dark, and it’s annoying.  I think, ‘Get over it.’  I bore myself.  But sometimes, like everybody, I’m sure I am obsessive.”

“It’s odd, how those things happen to actors.  A thing where you think, ‘I have no idea how to do this.’  Then something happens in your life and you just get it.  I don’t know how you get it, but actors are pretty extraordinary, in that regard.  I think it’s fear that happens.”

“I used to say no to almost everything because I thought, ‘I’ve got enough dough, I know what I want to do, and I know what I’m capable of.'”

“There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone.  Then it really speeds up exponentially.  With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.”

“Ahh, it’s good to be young and insane.”

“Dying is a really hard way to learn about life.”

“I’ve got a big life.  I’m curious about a lot of stuff.”

“I’ll always stand by the first Batman.  Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do.  A lot of that still holds up.”

Beetlejuice was a romp, man.  Beetlejuice was fun.  I’ve never had so much fun in my life.”

“It’s great to make your own choices, but there’s a price to pay.  I could’ve made more money or been more famous.  I could be the current groovy guy.”

“I’m just shocked and thankful that I’ve gotten away with everything – experimenting here, trying at this, failing at that, being good in some things, not so good in others.  It’s kind of amazing that people are still sticking by me.  When they come up to me in the street, I just want to write them all checks.”

“I’ve proven I’m courageous.  I’m gutsier than anybody; I’ve got a better imagination than anybody; I’m essentially more creative than any other actor I know, and I’ve proven I take risks.  I don’t think I need to prove anything to myself any more.”

“I’ve got one more thing to say and it’ll only take me a second, and I’ve got two words that I want you all to remember.  They’re very important, and if I leave you with anything, I’m going to leave you with these two words.  And those two words are: ‘I’m Batman.’”

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