Josh Holloway Quotes.
Years and years ago, I sang at a blues bar with a band behind me. It was with my friend, my guitar teacher at the time. I took some sporadic lessons.
TV tends to try and fit everyone into a TV mold.
I’ve done all the dumping, which is not a good thing. It’s funny, because I married someone who has always done it as well. I believe I met my match.
As an actor, it seems like we’re always trying to get a job, so when you actually have a job, it’s just amazing to get to work on your art on a daily basis and do what you love.
Fortunately and unfortunately, people don’t see me as a character actor. They see me as a leading man or nothing, which makes it really hard to get work.
I like a woman who’s not afraid to be sweet.
When our minds as people normally starts to wrap around things, we start to attach all these ideas to it that really aren’t that necessary to the core of it, if you just experience it and kind of go through it.
We’re actually doing something scripted that’s totally, you know, we kind of know what’s going on, however, we’re having to live life and death as the art.
You get to shoot things, and things blow up, and you’re jumping off of buildings. It’s insane! And hot girls. And you get to dress cool. And you’re in a movie with Tom Cruise, come on! So it’s a dream come true. Truly.
I’m not clique-y.
It’s actually very freeing to be given permission as an artist to let that ride and to really let it ride, to actually experience it and bring it out of you. It’s been uncomfortable and it’s freeing at the same time.
I grew up on a dirt road with brothers.
I’m a really good dad.
At 18, I took a Greyhound bus to New York City, and then I was in city after city, so I was just dying to get to the country. Everywhere I’d go, I’d just shoot out to a national park somewhere and reconnect.
I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff.
It’s the oldest story in human existence. We’ve colonized someone or been colonized throughout human history. It’s amazing how fast we comply and try to get a life out of that.
I just didn’t have time to deliver a Buffalo accent in a day, so I didn’t even try it.
I’m a private kind of person.
I go to sleep before 10 on a Saturday night.
I know that the work is good and they’re excited over at ABC and Disney and it’s getting some really good feedback. It’s not just a little, insignificant kind of role. It’s meaty, which is good.
I like surprises. I like mystery. IвЂ™m not the kind of person who goes to the writerвЂ™s room and goes, I need to know the whole story so I can prepare. No, donвЂ™t tell me anything!
Being Southern and being the guy I’ve been all my life, I’ve lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that’s not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that.
To establish yourself as a leading man, you’re shooting for the smallest point on the target, and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you’re doing.
Remember Star Trek? They’re on this huge ship and they’ve got all these people, right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some mission and one of them gets killed.
I did seven indies because the independent market used to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents. As a beginning actor, that’s where you started.
I get readings, I sometimes get five a week. You’ll feel like a schizophrenic by the end of that week. I don’t know who I am any more. You’ll be in conversation with a friend and start spitting out dialogue.
I’ve been doing this for seven and a half years. I’ve been just bustin’ it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it’s still just about the work. I get the scripts and I’m all about that. I don’t really even have an idea what that’s going to be like.
As an actor, to be able to experiment and grow and be pushed, it’s been phenomenal for me, and it’s given me confidence to move forward.
I love food. I love drink. I love that social thing.
I have three brothers; we’ve been playing James Bond forever.
There’s definitely an intense anger that I have inside, and I don’t know where it came from. I’ve had it all my life. My mom was always like, ‘You’re going to end up in jail with that temper!’
I want to stay in Hawaii a little while. I’m kind of liking it over there.
I like to shoot from the hip.
I’m an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don’t like the buzz of the crowd, crowd, crowd and all that so much. I mean I don’t mind it, but I don’t seek it out.
I have three brothers and they’re all into computers. They’re all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn’t make 50 cents. I just couldn’t do it.
I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I’m an emotional kind of person anyway.
Even in the middle of tragedy, we find moments of humor, moments of tenderness, of simple happiness.
I could completely do without the fame. It makes me self-conscious. It is a responsibility. I believe that if people look up to you in any way, especially kids, then you have a responsibility to inspire them, both in your work and in your life. So, for me, that is a weight.
I’m completely in love with my children, and I participate in their lives on every level.
All my brothers were skinny with a gut. Bone-thin with a bit of a pooch. That’s what I fight against.