Quotes by: Paul Dano

I always ask for more takes. I like doing takes, so I'll do as many as I can.
Paul Dano
As an actor, I always feel you basically have to be able to delude yourself.
Paul Dano
I volunteered at a homeless shelter in preparation for 'Being Flynn,' and when I'm walking along the Bowery, that's the first thing that comes to mind. That's a nice memory.
Paul Dano
I like a restaurant called Bruci, and there's some really nice people who work there and good food. They change their menu a lot, so maybe that's what keeps me coming back. I never know what I'm going to get.
Paul Dano
I think that the Western went away for a while because part of its function was that it used to be America's action film.
Paul Dano
I'm a sucker for period pieces. There is always great opportunity for research and to delude yourself into feeling like you are in a different time and place.
Paul Dano
There's that thing that if you want to have any kind of lasting love, I think you have to love the whole person and not just the parts of them that you choose.
Paul Dano
I've seen people, where if they have to wait around the set for three hours, and they call you at the wrong time, and they're not ready for you, some people don't like that.
Paul Dano
I really don't want to go to work every day convincing myself of what I'm saying. I want the material to make me a better actor; then I try to return the favor to the material.
Paul Dano
As people, no matter what we are doing, your whole body is living and breathing.
Paul Dano
It's a funny thing. You sort of never figure it out with acting. You're always learning.
Paul Dano
I don't normally like getting dressed up, but when I go to events, I like to look put together. I've got to say, getting in a nice suit feels good.
Paul Dano
I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception.
Paul Dano
Listening to hard rock on the subway doesn't work for me, especially modern hard rock. Driving in L.A. helped me to understand the appeal of that music.
Paul Dano
I think the idea is to try and understand everything about the characters and where the character is coming from, from their point of view, why they say what they do. And not, 'Oh, but I would never say that. Why does the character say that?' But then making it as personal as possible.
Paul Dano
To be called a genius at 17 or 18 years old can sometimes cause arrested development.
Paul Dano

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