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Matthew Lillard

Biography

Versatile actor who became known for his function in the 1996 horror film, Scream, as well as for portraying Shaggy the 2002 film, Scooby-Doo and in the reboot series, Secret Incorporated. He in addition has made an appearance in What Like is, Region 57, With out a Paddle, and She’s EVERYTHING THAT. He was the web host of it show, SK8 Television, while he was still signed up for senior high school. He starred as Stevo in the 3rd party 1998 film, SLC Punk! He previously three children along with his wife Heather Helm, whom he wedded in 2000. In 2011, he made an appearance in The Descendants, that was the film that provided Shailene Woodley her state to fame.

Quick Facts


Full Name Matthew Lillard
Date Of Birth January 24, 1970
Place Of Birth Lansing, MI
Height 1.91 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School, Foothill High School, Fullerton College
Nationality American
Spouse Heather Helm
Children Addison Grace Lillard, Macey Lyn Lillard, Liam Lillard
Parents Paula Lillard, Jeffrey Lillard
Siblings Amy Lillard
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Movies Scooby-Doo, Scream, Thirteen Ghosts, SLC Punk!, She's All That, The Descendants, Without a Paddle, Hackers, Serial Mom, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Summer Catch, Trouble with the Curve, Wicker Park, Fat Kid Rules the World, In the Name of the King, Senseless, Wing Commander, The Perfect Score, The Groomsmen, The Pool Boys, Return to Nim's Island, Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College, What Love Is, Home Run Showdown, Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare, Without Limits, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Spanish Judges, All's Faire in Love, Love's Labour's Lost, Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Messages Deleted, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Dish Dogs, Animal Room, Finder's Fee, Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, Mad Love, The Curve, Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire, Telling You, Deep Dark Canyon, Endless Bummer, Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, If These Walls Could Talk, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Scream 3
TV Shows The Bridge, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., SK8-TV, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Halt and Catch Fire, Area 57
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Enjoys playing video games. Especially FIFA.
2Christopher McDonald played Matthew Lillard's father in two movies...Spooner (2009) and SLC Punk! (1998).
3Third child: son Liam born in April 2008.
4Attended Foothill High School in Tustin, California.
5Second daughter, Macey Lyn, was born October 19, 2004 in Los Angeles.
6As of 2004, Matthew has worked (co-starred) with actor Freddie Prinze Jr. five times: Wing Commander (1999), Summer Catch (2001), She's All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).
7Attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, for a brief time with the theater department.
8Was classmates with Paul Rudd at American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
9Essentially started his career playing the son of a sadistic killer (Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom (1994)), and then played a sadistic killer himself in Scream (1996).
10Scooby-Doo (2002) was his 4th movie with Freddie Prinze Jr..
11Daughter Addison Grace was born June 13, 2002 in Los Angeles.
12One younger sister, Amy Lillard.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace2017/Ipost-productionBernie Wexler
Good Girls2017TV SeriesDean
Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash2017VideoShaggy Rogers
Twin Peaks2017TV SeriesWilliam Hastings
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown2017VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Halt and Catch Fire2016TV SeriesKen Diebold
6 Love Stories2016Alan Mackey
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon2016VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood2016VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
The Good Wife2014-2016TV SeriesRowby Canton
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!2015-2016TV SeriesShaggy Rogers / Town Crier / Caroler / ...
Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror2015TV ShortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameShaggy Rogers (voice)
Lego Scooby-Doo2015TV Series shortShaggy Rogers
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery2015VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Scooby Doo and the Beach Beastie2015Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness2015VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Yo Gabba Gabba!2015TV SeriesDarth Wicked
State of Affairs2015TV SeriesActing Director Banks
Bloodsucking Bastards2015Phallicyte Executive (uncredited)
Problem Child2015TV MovieEd
The Bridge2013-2014TV SeriesDaniel Frye
Under Wraps2014VideoPeter (voice, as Matt Lillard)
Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy2014VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Bonta 3D2014Lizard King (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals2014Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Match2014Mike Davis
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery2014VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Beware the Batman2013-2014TV SeriesDr. Jason Burr
The Naughty List2013VideoTinsel (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace2013Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Spooky Scarecrow2013Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Mad2011-2013TV SeriesShaggy Rogers Creature Shaggy ...
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright2013VideoShaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map2013VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Deep Dark Canyon2013Jack Cavanaugh
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2010-2013TV SeriesShaggy Rogers / Man 1 / Checkers Man / ...
Return to Nim's Island2013Jack Rusoe
I Am Victor2013TV MovieElliot Mote
Blow Me2012Short
Abominable Christmas2012TV MovieDogcatcher (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon2012VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Criminal Minds2012TV SeriesDavid Roy Turner
Dear Dracula2012VideoMailman Gus (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays2012Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Samurai! Daycare2012TV SeriesNed
Big Top Scooby-Doo!2012VideoShaggy Rogers
Robot Chicken2005-2012TV SeriesShaggy Rogers / Meth Smoker / Cop / ...
Trouble with the Curve2012Phillip Sanderson
Leverage2012TV SeriesGabe Erickson
Home Run Showdown2012Joey
Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games2012Video shortShaggy Rogers (voice)
Fat Kid Rules the World2012Psychologist
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire2012Shaggy Rogers (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur2011VideoShaggy Rogers Shaky Joe (voice)
The Descendants2011Brian Speer
From the Head2011Jimmy
Scream 42011Guy at Stab-a-Thon (uncredited)
Generator Rex2011TV SeriesSurge
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2011TV SeriesShaggy
House M.D.2011TV SeriesJack
The Hard Life2010TV MovieBobby
Messages Deleted2010Joel Brandt
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare2010VideoShaggy Rogers (voice)
Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp2010Video GameShaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo2010VideoShaggy (voice)
Married Not Dead2009TV MovieRob
All's Faire in Love2009Crocket
Endless Bummer2009Mike Mooney
Osh Kosh B'Gosh: Under the Overall2009ShortLloyd B'gosh
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesChet
Gary Unmarried2009TV SeriesTaylor
Spooner2009Herman Spooner
Exit 192009TV MovieDavey Woods
The Pool Boys2009Roger Sperling
Extreme Movie2008Matthew Lillard
Area 572007TV MovieCol. Steven Isaac
Karas: The Revelation2007VideoEko (English version, voice)
One of Our Own2007Bob
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale2007Duke Fallow
What Love Is2007Sal
Me, Eloise2006TV SeriesMonsieur Ducat
The Replacements2006TV SeriesTrevor Bodie
The Groomsmen2006Dez Howard
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas2006Spaceman
13 Graves2006TV MovieMatthew McQueen
American Dad!2005TV SeriesBruce
Karas: The Prophecy2005VideoEko (English version, voice)
Without a Paddle2004Jerry Conlaine
Wicker Park2004Luke
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Shaggy
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Video GameShaggy (voice)
The Perfect Score2004Larry
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002TV MovieLuc Fromage
Scooby-Doo2002Shaggy
Thir13en Ghosts2001Dennis Rafkin
Summer Catch2001Billy Brubaker
Finder's Fee2001Fishman
Dish Dogs2000VideoJason
Spanish Judges2000Jack
Love's Labour's Lost2000Longaville
Wing Commander1999Lt. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall
She's All That1999Brock Hudson
Triangle Square1998Snake Eater
SLC Punk!1998Stevo
Without Limits1998Roscoe Devine
Telling You1998Adam Ginesberg
Senseless1998Tim LaFlour
Dead Man's Curve1998Tim
Scream 21997Guy at Party (uncredited)
The Devil's Child1997TV MovieTim
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesBrian Van Pelt
Scream1996Stuart
If These Walls Could Talk1996TV MovieYoung Couple (segment "1996")
Animal Room1995Doug Van Housen
Ride for Your Life1995Video Game shortNash
Hackers1995Cereal
Tarantella1995Matt
Mad Love1995Eric
Vanishing Son IV1994TV MovieDawson
Serial Mom1994Chip
Ghoulies Go to College1991VideoStork (as Matthew Lynn)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fat Kid Rules the World2012producer
Spooner2009co-producer
One of Our Own2007co-producer
Spanish Judges2000co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire2012performer: "Done With Monsters"
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004performer: "Scooby's Terrific Rap"
Dish Dogs2000Video performer: "Superbabe"
Love's Labour's Lost2000performer: "I'd Rather Charleston", "I Won't Dance", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Cheek To Cheek", "Let's Face The Music And Dance", "They Can't Take That Away From Me"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fat Kid Rules the World2012
Come Home Soon2009Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parts Per Billion2014the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dinner at Tiffani's2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Still Screaming: Bonus Features2013Video documentaryHimself
SXSW Flashback 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2012TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective2011DocumentaryHimself
Scream: The Inside Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Global Village Project2011DocumentaryNarrator
The High Bar2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wake Up, It's Tuesday!2010TV SeriesHimself
TMZ on TV2009TV SeriesHimself
Denise Richards: It's Complicated2009TV SeriesHimself
Serial Mom: Surreal Moments2008Video documentary shortHimself
Living with Lew2007DocumentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2005TV SeriesHimself
Scooby-Doo's Triple Threat Featurette2004Video shortHimself - 'Shaggy'
2004 MTV Video Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Ministry of Mayhem2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
The Graham Norton Effect2004TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays2004TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2002-2004TV Series documentary shortHimself - 'Shaggy' / Himself
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHimself
Jessica's Crush2004TV SeriesHimself
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '032003TV SpecialHimself
Scooby Doo: Unmasking the Mystery2002Video documentary shortHimself - 'Shaggy'
E! Entertainment Special: Who Let the Dog Out?2002TV SpecialHimself / Shaggy
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All That2002TV SeriesHimself
Thir13en Ghosts Revealed2002Video short documentaryHimself - 'Dennis Rafkin'
Cancun Capers2002TV ShortHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the 'Scream'2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Daily Show1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentaryHimself
SK8 TV1990TV SeriesHimself - Host (as Matthew Lynn)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesChip
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryStuart
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Inside Pepe's Studio: Hosted by Pepe the King Prawn2003Video shortLuc Fromage (uncredited)
Scream 32000Stu Macher (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalNarrative SpotlightFat Kid Rules the World (2012)
2003Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Fart in a MovieScooby-Doo (2002)
1999Best ActorMar del Plata Film FestivalSLC Punk! (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortScooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2012)· Frank Welker
· Grey DeLisle
· Mindy Cohn
· Jeff Bennett
· Nika Futterman
· Diedrich Bader
· John DiMaggio
· Gregg Berger
· Tara Strong
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Fred Tatasciore
· Billy West
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Mindy Sterling
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/MusicalScooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010)· Frank Welker
· Grey DeLisle
· Mindy Cohn
· Patrick Warburton
· Vivica A. Fox
· Gary Cole
· Lewis Black
· Kate Higgins
· James Arnold Taylor
2013Children's Jury Main PrizeZlín International Film Festival for Children and YouthBest Feature Film for YouthFat Kid Rules the World (2012)
2013Golden SlipperZlín International Film Festival for Children and YouthBest Feature Film for YouthFat Kid Rules the World (2012)
2012BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortScooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur (2011)· Frank Welker
· Grey DeLisle
· Mindy Cohn
· Michael Gough
· Dave Wittenberg
· John DiMaggio
· Kevin Michael Richardson
· Matthew Gray Gubler
· Fred Willard
2012German Independence Award - Audience AwardOldenburg Film FestivalFat Kid Rules the World (2012)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Beau Bridges
· George Clooney
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Shailene Woodley
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Descendants (2011)· George Clooney
· Shailene Woodley
· Beau Bridges
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
· Nick Krause
· Amara Miller
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor, ComedyScooby-Doo (2002)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Descendants (2011)· George Clooney
· Shailene Woodley
· Amara Miller
· Nick Krause
· Beau Bridges
· Mary Birdsong
· Rob Huebel
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Descendants (2011)· Beau Bridges
· Shailene Woodley
· George Clooney
· Robert Forster
· Judy Greer


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#Quote
1Somehow, someway, you get kind of labeled this guy who was in a Freddie Prinze Jr.. movie too many. And Freddie Prinze Jr.. - it's not his fault, either - it's just these are the things that happen. I'm not a George Clooney; I don't have a ton of opportunities.
2I think one of the main reason's Rick Rosenthal and Whitewater Pictures decided to 'get in bed with me' on Fat Kid was because I came in with a strong business plan as well as a creative vision on how to make the film.
3So much of Hollywood is about who the people you work with are.
4I like doing family films.
5How much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/ Alexander Payne film? Nothing! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need... I'm not that kind of actor. I'm blue collar and very replaceable.
6You just realize that at the beginning of Scooby you're just going to start at level ten and stay at ten the entire time. It's hard. It physically beats you up. It's definitely one of the hardest movies you can do.
7I always think that I'm the best thing in a lot of bad movies. Personally, I have to. I think that I like me as an actor.
8Hollywood used to be run by artists and people who loved artists... people who wanted to make movies for all the right reasons. For the love. The Art. To tell stories. Yes to make money as well, but it was about both. Now I feel, it's mostly about bottom line and making money.
9Character actors are becoming a thing of the past. They're just going by the wayside. They're just cutting through that caliber of acting.
10I got into a bad jag of movies that helped pay the rent and I thought would help further me along.
11There are several times when I walked into a room and just felt like such a sham. That's the problem with auditioning.
12Being onstage is like being rock star. Whereas if you're doing a movie, it's such a confined space. You know, you do a comedy, it's so hard, too, 'cause with a comedy, there's no vocal reaction, there's no energy that you get back that spurs you on to be funnier because everyone has to be quiet.
13When you're making an independent film what you don't have in time and money you have to make up with creativity and diligence.
14Something like Without a Paddle (2004) does really well at the box office and I'm like, 'Oh, here we go.' In Without a Paddle (2004) I'm the romantic lead - great! A comedy and that's what America wants. Then it did nothing for me and I went into kind-of a work abyss. I just didn't get another shot.
15Now, more then ever, we have the ability to make films for almost nothing and that's broken down all barriers of entry. I think it's a new golden age of film-making. With that, there needs to be the ability to recoup investment dollars, people need to make money.
16I direct with energy. I believe in energy. I think energy is an electric thing in actors. I try to inspire, encourage, and make choices with lots of energy. And truth. I'm big fan of truth and being funny. I like leading 50 people into battle every day.
17Charlie Brown's good. I always had a little crush on that Lucy. I thought she was kind of a hot little brunette.
18[on Casey Kasem] Casey is a legend. There's something dignified and noble and wonderful about him. I grew up listening to him - he was the original Shaggy. He's a dear, dear man.
19[2012, on landing The Descendants (2011)] No one has ever called me up (with an offer) for a film in the entire history of mankind. The only time I ever get called up is to validate whether I'm dead or not. Look, my career has never been about somebody needing me. It's always me needing them much more. So, yeah, I auditioned, and trust me when I say that I thought I was the last guy to ever get the role of the guy who gets George Clooney's wife. I almost went in as a dare more than anything else, because you're definitely kind of transcending reality at that point.
20[2012, on Scream (1996)] Yeah, you know, that was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and it ended up being one of the biggest hits of my life, so it's nice when that culmination hits on both sides. And with that said, I really wish the world would ask me about things other than Stuart in Scream (1996). For every three Twitter followers I have, one of them asks me three times a day, "What was it like to play Stuart in Scream (1996)?" Dude, that's like asking a 6-year-old, "What was it like going potty for the first time by yourself?" You know the impact it had, but you don't really dwell on it.
21[2012, on Nash Bridges (1996)] I'll never forget Don Johnson looking at me and saying, "You know what? I used to be good, too, until I started doing this shit." And I thought to myself, "Oh, my God, what have I gotten myself into? You call this a career...? I'm going to be miserable."
22[2012, on Hackers (1995)] One of my favourite jobs ever. I'm one of the few people in the world who can say they knew Angelina Jolie before she had tattoos. It was her first movie, and... You know how some people are meant for greatness and some people are meant to be fourth on the call sheet? It was obvious on that movie which of us was which... I think that's the most amazing thing about that movie: It's perceived as cooler now than it ever was when it originally came out.
23[2012, on making Thir13en Ghosts (2001)] The only time in my life a director's said to me, "Do it again, but do it better." Look, I loved the movie. Tony Shalhoub is one of the great actors of our generation. All I really remember about Thir13en Ghosts (2001), though, is that it was really hot and filled with people who were doused in blood. 'Cause there's nothing that conducts heat like glass and movie lights. It's a terrible combination. It was glass, movie lights, and the smell of burning latex, 'cause all the rubber on the people-all the ghosts were covered in latex, and the whole thing just stunk to high hell. Also, I'll never forget F. Murray Abraham at 4 o'clock in the morning, in a junkyard in the middle of winter in Vancouver, British Columbia, standing on top of 16 stacked cars with a fan blowing directly in his face, screaming down, "This movie isn't about special effects, it's about acting!" I was, like, "I think you're wrong, bro." I mean, he was screaming it in this really snide, pompous voice, "It isn't about special effects, it's about acting!" Eh, maybe not.
24[2012, on Ghoulies Go to College (1991)] I was a non-union extra for 19 days. And on the last day, I told them they were going to give me my Screen Actors Guild card or they were going to have to reshoot the scene without me, but I was going to get it. And the first assistant director told me I was never going to work again. But look at me now!
25[2012, on filming Wing Commander (1999)] We shot that in Luxembourg, and all I remember is that my hair was so bleached and short that I had open wounds on my scalp. Oh, the price you pay for fame.
26[2012, on SLC Punk! (1998)] It's the only time in my life that I've ever been given the opportunity to really carry a film. I mean, you could argue I carried Scooby-Doo (2002) to some extent, too, but... Oh, I guess I've done it on other movies, too, like _Spooner_. But for me, the proudest piece of acting I have is when I'm doing what I do in most of that film. I mean, that's one of those movies that I remember doing and being super-proud of it even as I was doing it. You mention that movie, and "pride" is definitely the first word that comes to mind.
27[on directing versus acting and directing his first film] - I think that that's [directing] a way more exciting way to live your life... Being an actor, you have to memorize a page of dialogue, and you hit a mark and you say the line with honesty and energy and hopefully it works. Being a director is so much more fulfilling. You just have so much more input, you have more avenues to tell a story, and the experience overall to me was such a life-changing event. If it was up to me, I would never act again and direct for the rest of my life to be honest.
28I was like, what the hell is my life coming to? I'm a trained actor! I've done Shakespeare and here I am having farting contests with an imaginary dog!

#Trademark
1Often plays comedic characters
2Towering height

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