Always believe in yourself and keep going. You don’t have to have the most talent in the world. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the world. If you persist and you persist and you persist, you will be successful.
The best advice I ever got – and it’s the best advice I’d give anybody – is just don’t believe the word ‘no.’ Be persistent. Persevere. Keep going. Never, ever, ever give up.
Real heroes don’t wear capes. Real superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend superheroes wear capes!
The human spirit and what it can go through… that’s pretty inspiring.
There are certain people who react well in life-threatening situations, and our military and our law enforcement and our first responders tend to be those types of folks.
Any sort of bullying is a terrible thing, but I think online bullying is so much worse because it’s psychological bullying.
Being a father taught me patience. And it taught me vulnerability. You don’t realize how vulnerable you are when you love something else more far more than yourself.
When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that’s no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that’s just mean. It’s a tactic.
Some people believe God is involved in every little decision we make. Some people believe you’re given the free will to make the decisions. Sometimes people believe God is not involved at all.
One of my favorite dishes, absolutely from my childhood, was something my grandmother made, on my mother’s side. It was a shepherd’s pie, and I really adored that.
I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I’m a happy guy. It’s such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.
The thing I liked most about ‘Lois & Clark,’ we were a fun show. Some of the later ‘Superman’ stuff is so dark, but I prefer ‘Superman’ to be a character of light and hope. I prefer the lighter romance and humor.
I’m an actor and this is a role I’m playing. But people can get wacky.
Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes and you have a nice hot cocktail.
Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that’s better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.
There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you’ve got to work hard to do it.
I like finishing a movie and having this living, breathing thing.
I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I’m proud of, but I also want to make a living.
The thing that drives me more than anything else is being a father.
I don’t really go down one path. I wouldn’t call myself a Buddhist, or a Catholic or a Christian or a Muslim, or Jewish. I couldn’t put myself into any organized faith.
I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me.
I grew up the son of a director and grew up on sets myself, so I was the kid getting dragged around from this set to that set and I loved it. There’s something about it which is really interesting.
I’m a single father, I don’t like to be away from my son. So I’ll go out, make a film and come back. Repeat. And it’s worked out very well for the last 11 years.
My agent says that I’m a ‘repeat business guy.’ If you hire me to come do a movie, I’ll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I’m here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.
I’m not a song and dance man, so you’re not going to see me on ‘Glee’ anytime soon. If you want that show to continue, keep me far away from it.
Hollywood’s a very weird place. I think there’s less of everything except for attitude.
My grandfather was a commander in the Navy. He was very proud of his service, and he lived his entire life as though he was still serving.
I’m just a shade over 200 lbs., playing basketball with my son, running, hiking, swimming, and feeling way better than I did at 40. 50 doesn’t feel so bad!
I have dreamed about coming to Israel for as long as I can remember.
I don’t pick my friends based on politics.
I was a history major at Princeton University; I took exams in war and diplomacy, and I find those things very fascinating.
I always said I was good football player, I’m fine as an actor, but I’m a great dad.
My favorite of all time will always be Christopher Reeve. He’ll always be Superman in my eyes.