My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me.
More Quotes from Giovanni Ribisi:If I had to choose criteria, for me, it's about first the director. I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging. After the director it's the character and the story. That's the deal for me.
Hopefully it will affect somebody and will inspire something. I'm not trying to manipulate what people's interpretation of the movie is. But I think that for me it was about greed and lusting after this secular world. And I'm not trying to be pretentious, but if it can be an explanation of that world, then great.
Dostoevski was on to something. You are the path you choose. You are what your vocation is.
I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult.
I'm so critical of myself. I'm actually really, really proud of the film. It's really cool to see a movie at Sundance because everybody is so supportive.
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It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core.