People want you to be a crazy, out of control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes what they want is to see you fall.
Some people don't get it when I'm being sarcastic.
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be...
Dad, I really want to become an actor, but if this is what it's all about, I don't want to do it.
I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
When I was doing 'This Boy's Life' I wanted to be as old as Robert DeNiro and as experienced as him and have the same respect as he did in that movie.
Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.
The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.
Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other-they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.
My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
When I grew up, I lived in the ghettos of Hollywood; it was the most disgusting place to be. I was known as the crazy little kid. I did impressions. Then I realized that's not what I want to do. I don't want to be a comedian to please other people.
I didn't worry about what DeNiro thought... I went in, looked him in the eye, and got the part. I was confident, even though I'd never done anything like it before. Now I realise it was ignorant confidence-I had no idea.
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Then I saw Keanu Reeves in 'Much Ado About Nothing' and I know if he can do it, I can do it too...
I really don't know what I'm doing... I don't. It's terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that's all I really do.
I touched emotions I've never tapped in my entire life. I've heard people say, 'I hope this movie doesn't glamorise drugs...
The main thing for me is to just live life with my family and friends. They treat me like Leo, not like 'Leonardo, Master Thespian.' That's all I need to keep my sanity.