Jeff Daniels Quotes (19 Quotes)

    You know, I live in Michigan, ... I've worked with a lot of guys who make a lot more money than I do and have won awards and all that. I don't brood about it, but it's there, and everybody wishes they were recognized more, appreciated more. So I just kind of took that, poured gasoline on it and lit it. Then I had (Bernard). Then he was there.

    I've got a lot of friends who make 20 million, and I don't, ... I could feel unappreciated. So I fanned those flames to play the part.

    There's a lot of pain, there's a lot of truth, there's a lot of tragic behavior (in Berkman), but he's also funny,

    It's like a second Christmas. I'm not sure I deserve it.

    For an actor who was then living in New York, Daniels said, working on a Woody Allen movie was something to strive for, like doing a Clint Eastwood movie and getting shot, ... Blood Work.

    every rest area, historical mile marker and tourist trap between a grocery store parking lot in Mount Union and a hog farm in the alleged center of the United States.

    I've actually been to Tiger Stadium. The kids would love it.

    I did ('Dumb Dumber') when my career was kind of floundering, ... . . . I knew it was a comedy only 15-year-old boys would like. None of us knew it would explode (into a blockbuster hit) the way it did.

    I love how one man in the press stood up and said, 'Wait a minute, there is something very wrong here,' ... Especially in the last several years, the press has not done that or not been allowed to do that -- take your pick. We don't have McCarthyism today, but history is repeating itself. . . . Money is everything, there is an arrogance of power, people speak up and are demoted. It's a wonderful time for this movie to come out.

    It is what it is. He's trying to make a big family comedy. The characters, even if they're big and broad, don't know they're big and broad.

    He's a well-intentioned guy. He tries to do right by his kids - he considers himself a victim here,

    I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I've relied on that, versus image or star.

    Fifteen years old, it's out in the middle of nowhere, it has absolutely no reason to succeed whatsoever, and it's doing really well,

    Marin is a wonderful place. It feels like such an artists' community. I really feel how people who live here value all types of art.

    scary good. Plug into her, and she'll make you better.

    I'm the guy to call. Look at the resume. I have kids of my own. I have dogs.

    I never said, 'I'm going to be a big star.' I said, 'I'm going to be a good actor.' And that took the pressure off.

    I moved to Michigan in 1986 after 10 years in New York, ... Whatever star I had was rising (at the time), but Kathleen and I made the decision that family would come first and career second. We stuck to it. That means I was on airplanes that means I didn't do movies back to back to back that means I lived in a part of the country that is unglamorous. I wasn't around to go to other people's premieres. I was not in L. A. or Hollywood. I was in Michigan.

    Fred is my ChowShepherd and you can certainly sit down with Fred and Fred doesn't care about what just happened on the phone.

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