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And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance, when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast and it’s understood that what should never have driven them apart almost drove them apart. I think that’s a true moment.
I feel like I was born in the wrong time.
My dad was a meat peddler who drove a refrigerated truck. He bought his meat in Sheboygan, Wis., and sold it to stores in the region. He was a terrific salesman. People loved and trusted him, and he never let anyone down.
I was in my first play when I was 6. My older sister was in a high-school production of ‘The King and I.’ They needed children for a scene, so she brought me in. I had a costume and a couple of serious lines that got a laugh. I loved the feeling.
I’ve been lucky that even when I was younger, just because of my look or whatever, I was afforded the opportunity or called on to try. ‘Can you do this Hispanic character?’ ‘Can you do this Italian character?’ ‘Can you do this Jewish-American character?’ I just had to develop a facility for their accents.
‘Longtime Companion’ was really the first movie that I know of that addressed the problem of AIDS. This was back in the ’80s that we did this.
It was never really one of my goals to gain tremendous amount of celebrity or make a tremendous amount of money necessarily.
I’ve been so fortunate throughout my career, when I was doing theater – more theater than anything else – and when I was doing films, that I got a chance just to do a broad range of things.
To my fellow nominees, whoever they are – I’m not that familiar with their work – I just want to say, there’s always next year – except, you know, for Ray Romano .
You’re not really necessarily the coolest guy in their life. You are a conduit to the really cool people.
People change all the time.
Before I did any television or film, I did years and years of theater. Television and film stuff, even though it went on for a good, healthy number of years, almost felt like a diversion from theater.
I did some acting in high school and then a little more in college, and it just was the thing that I felt that I wanted to do more than anything else. And then I was fortunate enough to audition for and get into Yale Drama School right after college, and I spent three years there.
I am an actor. I try to do different things.
I started out in the theater when I was a young actor, so I’ve always tried to move from one medium to the other.
My father came to the U.S. from Lebanon in 1920 when he was 8 without knowing a word of English. He traveled to Green Bay, Wis., married, bought a house, and he and my mom, Helen, raised 10 kids. Everything depended on his one-man business driving a truck.
All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes.
I have two daughters.
I worked in the theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts for years and moved to New York and then to Los Angeles.
I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.