Billy Campbell Quotes.
The feeling of being at sea has put me in touch with who I am to a greater degree than if I had been on land all these years. So, in a roundabout way, I imagine it does inform my acting.
To me, if I’m reading a fantastic story or I go on a nice first date and I have a wonderful time, I’m not gonna complain because it didn’t work out. I’m gonna go on a second date.
If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400,’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.
I can’t say that I haven’t done some bad acting in my time. I have. Usually that involves what we actors call ‘indicating,’ when you twirl your mustache.
The network wants you to make a thing that’s just a stand-alone episode, so you never get any character or continuity. This is one of the ways in which television can actually be good, and even better than the movies, because it gives you a chance to tell a long story.
Once something is well-written, then everything else is gravy.
Oh, I’m nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I’m nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I’m working on right now. It’s a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it’s going to be fun.
I don’t have any complex plans for playing a character. I think all I try to do is not make too many bad guy faces and not ever try to seem too good. I just try to put it in the middle somewhere.
I would love to see a sequel to ‘The Rocketeer.’ I’d love to see that! I don’t know that I would be in it. I may be a little long in the tooth to play ‘The Rocketeer.’ But I would love to be a part of that in some form or fashion.
To me, the AMC brand is great storytelling – they call it slow-burn storytelling.
Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea – the profound solitude – that does it for me.
The only thing better than going to Pitcairn in the first place, is going again.
Oh, IвЂ™m nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and IвЂ™m nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game IвЂ™m working on right now. ItвЂ™s a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and itвЂ™s going to be fun.
I tend to get comfortable with the dialogue and find out who the person is in the script and try to hit that. People are sort of independent of their occupations and their pastimes. You don’t play a politician or a fireman or a cowboy – you just play a person.
The kind of people that love ‘The Rocketeer’ are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they’re almost always nice people to bump into.
Most sailing ships take what they call trainees, who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can’t just ride along. You’re learning to steer the ship, navigation; you’re pulling lines, keeping a lookout; in the galley you’re cooking.
When I first came to Hollywood, I used to dream of doing films and escaping television.
I almost always do things that I like, in some form or fashion. Every once in awhile that means that I don’t think the script is any good and I don’t have any trust in the people, but the film is shooting in Sri Lanka, or somewhere like that, so I’m going.