Peter Jacobson quotes

  • Sports and politics are basically all I really care about or talk about.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Sports #Care

  • Anything government or politics is always exciting for me.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Government #Exciting

  • Every actor wants to do more, because you always think you can improve it.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #Actors #Want

  • When you're not gaping at Megan Fox enough to listen to what the director's saying, you can get some work done.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Directors #Done #Foxes

  • Shia [LaBeouf] was great. He's just high energy. He's into really playing, and I had to be on my toes in a way that I wasn't necessarily expecting.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Energy #Way #Toes

  • Hugh Laurie was intimidating, but he's the greatest guy. He's so wonderful and smart and funny and serious, and he sets the bar high. So if I was scared, it's because I wasn't measuring up.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Smart #Guy #Bars

  • I guess actors don't like to direct each other.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Actors #Direct

  • People would stop me in the street - my demographic tends to be the elderly Jewish women from Miami; I think they tend to fancy me as someone that would've been good with their daughter or something - and a lot of them will do the wrist-slapping thing. "Oh, you're a terrible man! Just terrible!" And I'm, like, "Well, it's just a show. I'm just playing a character."
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Daughter #Character #Men

  • I was a greasy short-order cook. I just liked being greasy! That was a real departure for me.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Real #Order #Departure

  • Bradley Cooper was an asshole, but he was - like Sidney Lumet, like George Clooney - the nicest guy in the world. I sound like the biggest ass-kisser ever. But I'm telling the truth, I swear to God!
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Swear To God #Guy #Sound

  • I don't usually get to play somebody who is, at least, nominally in charge. I'm usually playing somebody's lawyer or a doctor.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Doctors #Play #Lawyer

  • Being able to play a role where you're there almost every day and you're just in it... I remember it was a whirlwind, but it was a lot of fun.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Fun #Play #Roles

  • I sat next to Robert Duvall at the lawyers' table for six weeks, and it's still probably the best six weeks of my life.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Tables #Next #Six

  • Everybody else, they're wonderful, but [Robert] Duvall sets the tone for all of cinema acting. So just to be in his space was amazing.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Space #Acting #Cinema

  • In terms of what's going to actually happen to me in the story, down towards the end of the season, I'm dying to know, but I just don't ask. If it's something that I think will really affect how I play it and it's information I need to know, than I'll ask, for sure.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #Play #Dying

  • Every actor wants to know in different ways. Some like to know everything. Some don't want to know anything. I think I land somewhere in the middle.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #Land #Different

  • We walked out of this library building downtown, just on our way to lunch, and I was walking a few steps behind Travolta, and when he opened the door, it was as if Jesus had just walked out into the commons.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Jesus #Doors #Lunch

  • Steve Zaillian is just the sweetest. A very, very wonderful and interesting director.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Interesting #Directors #Wonderful

  • I lived in New York, and I was the guy who was flying home almost every week, so there was a physical exhaustion and an emotional exhaustion for me, and a need to be home more.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #New York #Home #Emotional

  • Why things get canceled or not is so unbelievably out of actors' hands that it's one of those things where you've just got to ride with it.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Hands #Actors

  • I certainly have played a lot of strong characters, and I love playing a strong character.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Strong #Character #Strong Character

  • If you do an episode about something like transverse myelitis, it's a real disease that's out there, there are a lot of people that have it, and it's hard to get funding for them because people don't know about it. There are actually a lot of doctors that don't know about it. But if you do an episode of House, all of a sudden 15 million people are hearing the words, and it's an opportunity.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Real #Opportunity #Doctors

  • If it's a good role, I'm happy to play it.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Play #Roles #Ifs

  • I'm always an agent or a lawyer or a doctor or a banker. I'm always wearing a tie.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Doctors #Ties #Bankers

  • I'm a huge, huge sports fan. A massive sports fan.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Sports #Fans #Massive

  • I really had spent my whole life playing soccer, and the fact that I was willing to give that up for theater, that told me I was moving in that direction.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Soccer #Moving #Giving

  • I always loved doing productions in school. In college, I started getting a little more serious.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #School #College #Littles

  • I wound up auditioning, wound up getting in, and I was off to the races: I was putting in four more years after school to train to be an actor. I was 26 years old, and I still had a locker, for Christ's sake!
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #School #Race #Years

  • It can be easy and comfortable on the set and you don't go anywhere, or it can be a stress machine and all of a sudden it's a hit.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Stress #Machines #Easy

  • My first film role was a reporter. It's funny, because my father was a news reporter. I always thought there was something strange about that.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Father #Roles #News

  • I'm frankly shocked that Hollywood hasn't called me to do a superhero.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Superhero #Hollywood #Shocked

  • I've never done real sci-fi. I've never played an alien. I've never played some sort of superhero. Which I'd love to do!
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Real #Superhero #Done

  • I always enjoy being the obvious homunculus of the pair.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Pairs #Enjoy #Obvious

  • I had one really memorable line. It was all the words you're not allowed to say on the airwaves, so it's one long list of swear words. I knew it anyway, because I was a huge George Carlin fan.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Memorable #Long #Fans

  • Woody Allen, that was a dream come true, although I never really talked to him. Auditioning was fun, because you don't really hear much about the script. They just said, "They want a Woody Allen type," so of course I got the call.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Dream #Fun #Want

  • I can play a Jewish guy, another Jewish guy, and then another Jewish guy, and then maybe a Cuban guy. Or at least a Middle Eastern guy. But for me, they're all Jews.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Play #Guy #Cuban

  • Maybe I'm just lucky I'm not working with any assholes... yet.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Lucky

  • I know I'm going to sound like an idiot, because I actually think that everybody's the nicest guy ever, but I'm telling you: George Clooney, Roland Emmerich, Sidney Lumet - these are literally the nicest people.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #People #Guy

  • Path To War was the last thing that John Frankenheimer directed, I think, before he died. I'm a huge U.S. history buff, and I studied the Vietnam era in college, so when I read the script, I was, like, "I really want to be in this thing so badly..."
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #War #College #Thinking

  • It was fun shooting with Josh [Holloway], not just how great he is, but just how handsome he is.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Fun #Shooting #Handsome

  • I think if I learned anything in graduate school, it was to not drool around other actors who would normally make you drool.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #School #Thinking #Actors

  • Some friends of mine in the class ahead of me in college were auditioning for graduate school in New York, and then a few of them got into Juilliard, and it sort of opened my eyes. I didn't really know anything about it, but it opened my eyes to a possible next step after school, where I could just deepen my knowledge and also not be responsible for life and stay in school.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #New York #School #Eye

  • You never get tired of making money, and you never get tired of a great acting gig, a same role that you can play for years, with wonderful writing and wonderful actors.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Writing #Tired #Years

  • I was spending three days literally just kibitzing with Jack Nicholson at a table! It was heaven! And talk about a normal guy. My God, he was just so real and cool and relaxed and fun. And he was a great performer. He's such an actor. He really was so focused on every moment. It was great.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Fun #Real #Guy

  • When you're on a show for five years, everyone becomes friends. It's great.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Years #Shows #Five

  • I couldn't stop to be upset or depressed about anything when I was at Tiger Stadium with Billy Crystal shooting for three weeks. I was going to enjoy every second - even though apparently I didn't.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Upset #Three #Shooting

  • I think the better the show usually it means that you've got a lot of good people, because it's sustaining itself. If there's negative energy, things tend to break down ultimately.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Mean #Thinking #People

  • I think I've been able to be in some really good projects with some really good people.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #People #Able

  • I love working with Liev [Schreiber]. I've known him for a long time. I just think he is a master. Few actors are so self-possessed and so focused and so confident.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Thinking #Self #Long

  • Of course, on every job there are moments where you're not having fun.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Jobs #Fun #Moments

  • Intimidation is 99 percent in the intimidatee's head.
    -- Peter Jacobson

    #Intimidation #Percent