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The thing about abs is if you hit them daily, you feel more put-together.
I am fascinated with religion or things that people believe in and question that. I think it's interesting.
Patrick Wilson
I try to shave at night so my skin has a chance to settle by the early morning call-time.
Patrick Wilson
It's very hard to maintain focus in the gym.
I am an avid runner, mainly on weekends.
For me, I always have to establish a reality for the character. In very actor-y terms, you just have to understand his reality.
Patrick Wilson
If you look back on the breakups that you've had, whether it's a long relationship or a one-night stand, it's always awkward.
Patrick Wilson
You're defined by your older brothers' or sisters' music.
If I ever get looks on the street, which, for the record, is almost never, it's rarely because they think I'm someone they saw in a movie. More often someone sees me and thinks, 'Hey, was that guy my waiter the other night?'
Patrick Wilson
I try to do as many different roles as the system will allow me. That's the benefit of not being in a giant blockbuster where you're the lead and you get typecast in that kind of role. I am able to slip in or out of a lot of different parts.
Patrick Wilson
When I look at a character, whether he's good or bad, one scene or 10 scenes, I just have to find my way in.
Patrick Wilson
I like it when my wife is in her jeans, with very little makeup. But, I also appreciate the range – the different ways she can look. The moment she walks out all dressed up and… whoa! That's always good.
Patrick Wilson
I'm an early-morning owl.
I'm an actor who wants to do great parts, and I've been very fortunate, for a long time, to get meaty roles, and sometimes some of them are meatier than others.
Patrick Wilson
A heroic nature is very Greek.
I love acting.
I don't like being lied to.
You know when you see those guys and their sideburns are just a little too high? You don't need to have sideburns, but don't have to have them right above the ear. I knew a guy that did that in high school and I was like, 'What are you doing? Just let them down a little.'
Patrick Wilson
I grew up in the South and went to church a lot.
I love making movies, but there's nothing like being in front of an audience.
Patrick Wilson
I think your teenage years define your musical roots forever. You're always looking for a theme for your high school years.
Patrick Wilson
When you're playing the good guy, you want to find the dirty parts – and when you're playing the bad guy, you want to find the vulnerability.
Patrick Wilson
Yeah, I'm a spiritual person.
There's such an immediate intimacy with film that you just don't get in theater.
Patrick Wilson
You don't ever see a thriller with a spiritual backbone.
If somebody wants to go to church because they like the ritual of it and want to sit in silence for a while one time a week, then that's great. If someone wants to go because they believe that God them and Jesus rose after three days, then that's great, too.
Patrick Wilson
I just don't watch a lot of TV.
For everybody that does something bad there's gotta be someone that does something good.
Patrick Wilson
If I'm not going to get a part, tell me why.
In a normal movie, you'd never see one guy talk for an entire page, whether good or bad.
Patrick Wilson
There are a lot of Christian fundamentalists; there are a lot of Muslim extremists. Every religion – Mormonism – has something way on the side that's completely using the religion as some weird backbone for their twisted faith. It has nothing to do with their religion.
Patrick Wilson
The way you deal with a scare is the way you deal with a laugh. The timing has to be perfect. When you're dealing with fear or laughter – emotions that happen spontaneously – you hope it's working. But in the moment, you really have no idea.
Patrick Wilson
I was convinced in middle school that I invented tight-rolling your pants, because I would get hand-me-downs from my brothers, and of course they were bell-bottoms from the '70s. So I would fold and fold over the bells. I like to think I started the trend. But I didn't.
Patrick Wilson
Emasculation does seem to be a theme in the roles that I choose.
The great thing about doing theater is that you get to do it better the next night.
Patrick Wilson
Musical theater is one of my passions.
With actors like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Harrison Ford, what made them such icons is that even in dramatic movies, their characters had a sense of humor.
Patrick Wilson
My father is an anchor and my brother is as well.
I love to go to casinos with my wife. I play poker, and she's an old-fashioned slot queen. She even has a visor.
Patrick Wilson
Nobody ever wants to really make someone feel bad.
I don't know if I have any feelings about psychics. I never really met any.
Patrick Wilson
There's just a natural instinct to want to be great, I think.