Alessandro Nivola, American Actor ( June 28, 1972 - )

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The research period of a film is the most exciting part of the process, and filming is sometimes a letdown because when you're dealing with biopic material, the real thing is always much more intricate than the story told in the film.~Alessandro Nivola

Research Process You

A lot of the time with child actors, you get the feeling they're trying to have a kind of poise or presentation that's beyond their years that might be put on, but also might be because they've spent years just hanging out with adults and they don't even have a sense of what it's like to grow up with kids their own age.~Alessandro Nivola

Time Age Child

People are always going to identify with what it's like living in society and have people judge you in certain ways, and how you can be strong enough to be your own person and all those good things.~Alessandro Nivola

Good Strong Society

Anybody who is in freelance work, especially artistically, knows that it comes with all the insecurity and the ups and downs. It's a really frightening life.~Alessandro Nivola

Life Work Ups And Downs

I see myself as a character actor, and I've always been drawn to playing characters that are different from myself because acting is escapism for me. I've never been that comfortable playing people that are like me.~Alessandro Nivola

Myself Character People

I love costumes. I love getting dressed up because it really helps my imagination make the leap to believe that I am who I say I am.~Alessandro Nivola

Love Imagination I Am

I tell you, the Pokemon industry has bled me dry.~Alessandro Nivola

Me You Industry

There are so many things that have to go right for a movie to be good that it's a miracle whenever one is.~Alessandro Nivola

Good Go Miracle

I'd grown up loving English films. I was a huge Monty Python fanatic as a kid.~Alessandro Nivola

Loving Up Kid

I've never felt that I've had some great fashion sense of my own - I tend to wear what my wife tells me to wear.~Alessandro Nivola

Wife Great Me

Yeah, I've played a lot of instruments, and I played in a lot of bands growing up, and I've even had to play music in a lot of films that I've done.~Alessandro Nivola

Music Growing Up Play

Well, I've never been in a touring rock band, it was all just high school and college, playing toga parties in frat houses.~Alessandro Nivola

School College High School

Acting can be very selfish and all-consuming.~Alessandro Nivola

Selfish Acting Very

As far as my notoriety or whatever, I haven't been the star of a hit film.~Alessandro Nivola

Star Far Film

I guess I've always wanted to push the boundaries as an actor.~Alessandro Nivola

Push Actor Boundaries

You have to be in movies that make money to be offered work. Basically that's the equation. There's no real way around that. That said, you don't ever make decisions solely for that reason.~Alessandro Nivola

Work Money Decisions

There are so many factors that go into how you feel, as a performer, on any given movie, that it's really hard to identify which things are the things that help you be good, and which are the things that hinder you.~Alessandro Nivola

Good Help You

I live right under the Hollywood sign, so that every day when I drive home I'm reminded of why I'm here.~Alessandro Nivola

Home Day Live

I started off as an actor thinking that I would be this Romeo, this dashing leading man. It turns out that I'm a character actor.~Alessandro Nivola

Character Man Thinking

When you speak in another accent, it affects you. You can't help but be changed by it.~Alessandro Nivola

Help Speak You

The thing with being able to do accents is that it's still completely separate from being an actor.~Alessandro Nivola

Actor Still Separate

It's great to play a rock star. Maybe not so great to be one.~Alessandro Nivola

Great Play Rock

I've often gone to start a film only to find the producers surprised to discover that I'm American.~Alessandro Nivola

American Start Find