I was going to the beach with my girlfriend’s family. They’re all really big into soccer and her brother was this soccer superstar. And I’m hanging out at the beach with all these jocks and then there’s me. I know nothing about sports. I don’t even know what a sport is. I have to confess that I’m a little afraid of birds. I am…whatever. So we’re sitting on the beach and this bird flies toward me and all I could say was ‘Pleaaaase!’ Like ‘Please don’t hurt me,’ ‘Please don’t fly in my direction?’ I don’t know. And everyone cracked up and was doing impressions of it the whole rest of the day.
[on Henry Winkler and their family at Zoe Winkler’s wedding] I spent 48 percent of my youth here..They were like parents to all of our friends. We got parents and then we got the Winklers. I feel like my sister’s getting married.
It’s harder to be funny if you’re handsome than if you’re very normal-looking. It’s just more relatable. You’re the underdog. I mean it’s funny to see people struggle, and you don’t buy that Brad Pitt is struggling, you know that guy could be the most skill-less guy in the world, but if you look like that you will be fine for the rest of your life.
My heroes are Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman. Those are the two actors that both do comedies and dramas, seamlessly. Also John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman. They’re all just great actors, neither comedic nor dramatic. They’re just great actors.
[on the death of James Gandolfini] I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.
Martin Scorsese is my favorite filmmaker of all time. I would paint his house if he asked me to.
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