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Zach Braff

Braff at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
Born Zachary Israel Braff[1]
(1975-04-06) April 6, 1975 (age 41)
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1989–present

I know every politician spins the truth a little.
I want to take piano lessons, I want to study at university, I want to travel, I want to do other parts, make another movie.
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I have no desire to make money off musicians. I just want to promote them because I want to share music.
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The best way to travel abroad is to live with the locals.
My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
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I'm a person who likes these sort of movies… sad but moving 'art movies' that normally are at a festival and then they go to a small art house theater and disappear.
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I love music and I love musicians and when I hear something that's great, I always say it's like you go to a movie and you can't wait to tell your friends about it.
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I procrastinate so much and I get distracted by anything.
I always liked the story of Noah's Ark and the idea of starting anew by rescuing the things you like and leaving the rest behind.
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It used to be that you came out of school, and you got married – those who were going to get married. But my peers are getting married in their early 30s, so now there's like this extra 10 years of that angst.
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In fifth grade, we had to write a story and read it in front of the class. When I read mine out, the class were just belly laughing. And I remember being like, 'This is the coolest!' So I want to dedicate my life to trying to make people laugh. I can't imagine doing anything else.
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That image is a couple different people's homes that I knew growing up.
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Ever since I was little it was programmed into me that London is where great theatre occurs and all the big shows you love start there.
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The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters.
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I was kosher until I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I parlayed officially becoming a man into telling my father I wanted to eat cheeseburgers.
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I think in a play it's wise to just sit back and watch other actors and be able to shape it from the audience.
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I am really driven, but my drive doesn't effect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.
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Everyone has an idea that they think would be a great movie. Everyone has a cousin who they think you should work with.
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As a kid who wasn't into sports, at school I felt almost alienated at times, whereas in the theatre community there was this amazing sense of camaraderie. Early on, we would go to rehearsals with my dad and I was like the mascot for the backstage crew. That was a big part of my childhood, so I dreamed of one day doing a play in London.
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When we shoot 'Scrubs' I spend every waking hour of my life in an abandoned and haunted hospital. All I can date there are ghosts and they tend to be horrible snugglers.
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In theater or movies you see either 'I'm religious' or 'I'm an atheist.' I've never seen too much discussion of 'I believe there's a higher power but I'm hesitant to reach out to him because I don't know if I'm worthy of his attention.'
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I had a very funny family.
I think I suffer from some mild depression.
I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
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I have a great relationship with my parents. I have not been on lithium.
I think a lot of people are drawn to seeing people that want to be better. We see it in ourselves.
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I always encourage over-tipping if you can afford it because… share the wealth.
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I went to film school and wanted to learn everything there was about making movies.
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I really like just super dry comedy.
I don't care about image and all that nonsense. I'm in sweat pants every day. I don't play the game at all.
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I said, I'm on this TV show and I love doing it, but I don't want to be known always as the silly 'Scrubs' guy… So part of me was like, You know what? Life's short. Let's go for it.
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I think I felt compelled in a way because if I hadn't written the part, I never would have been offered the part. There are at least 10 guys who would have been offered the part before me.
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I'd always fantasized about writing a new play. Even when I had all this success in television, what I was daydreaming about in my dressing room is that one day I would do it.
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I came when I was in high school as part of a student exchange program with the Jewish Community Center in New Jersey, to Ramat Eliyahu. You come and volunteer for five weeks at a day camp. I was a teenager – I couldn't really appreciate it as much, and now I come back as an adult and I can really get the flavor of the city, and I love it.
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I'm putting myself out there in a way I don't know if I ever have before.
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I'm sure lots of actors and creative people go through this, where you have some weeks where it's all going according to plan and some weeks where you're super frustrated.
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Everyone has a warped vision of Hollywood and what success in Hollywood is like.
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I didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real.
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I'm hanging out with my New York friends, my Jersey boys, my family and loving every single second of it.
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The success of 'Scrubs' allowed me to pursue anything I felt passionately about without having to worry about money. It allowed me to spend my summer work shopping my show at a nonprofit theater.
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In New York, we tip everyone. We tip doormen, we tip cab drivers, and we tip bartenders at the bar. You'll get quite an evil eye if you don't leave a tip at the bar.
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I am really driven, but my drive doesn't affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and worries and fears and insecurities.
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Actually when I gave out the script, I gave it with a CD of all the music I wanted to put in the movie, and again, we never thought we'd get all that music.
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Gay men in L.A. are all a bunch of tens looking for an eleven.
I had no interest in sports so I didn't make friends in that traditional way where kids are in public school and they go and they join clubs, and play sports. So I kind of had to find my own way to make friends and get attention and so I just was the class clown.
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They put all this money into these huge films and then no one goes to see them. That sort of shows they're out of touch. Then everyone in town passes on my little movie and it does really well.
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I love 'Scrubs.' It's the best day job in the world.