Aidan Quinn Quotes

Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959) is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless (1984). He has starred in over 50 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), The Mission (1986), Stakeout (1987), Avalon (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Frankenstein (1994), Blink (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), and Unknown (2011)

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Aidan Quinn


I loved working with Meryl Streep twice and I've gotten to work with my friend Liam Neeson on several occasions.

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I'd wear clogs, short pants and ladies' bracelets. I created this aura for myself.

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Genetics play a huge part in who we are. But we also have free will.

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There will come a day when the phone doesn't ring as much as it used to.

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I think there's a down-to-earthness with Midwesterners and with people from the Midlands - which is where my family is from - in Ireland.

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Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.

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I had to bring myself back down to being a normal person again.

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Baseball should be the only thing on an eight year old boy's mind.

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I'd sneak out of the house to meet girls at 3:30 a.m.

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My thing about looking good is that it should be the character. If I'm playing a character who's concerned about his body - an athlete, say - I'll get in shape. If I'm playing a character who doesn't or wouldn't, I don't. I almost never get in shape for a movie, even though I know it would be a good career move.

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I think my being such a nomad let me into acting. I was always having to create a new image whenever we moved.

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I'm not a city kind of guy. I'm happiest when I'm tromping through the woods. That's why I don't live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.

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I'm not particularly a career-oriented guy. I'm lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I'd like to have the choice of the better roles.

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I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big.

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You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I'm not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do.

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