Anson Mount, American Actor ( February 25, 1973 - )

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I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.~Anson Mount

Hero Think Villain

About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.~Anson Mount

Friends Year Long-Distance

Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.~Anson Mount

Good Character Words

I like being able to be a man.~Anson Mount

Man Like Be A Man

I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible.~Anson Mount

Work Stand Own

I think the American Western laid down a kind of subject matter that's about following your instinct or following your gut and having a sort of removed quality from your humanity. And I think Clint Eastwood helped to establish that.~Anson Mount

Humanity Quality American

The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.~Anson Mount

Nature Television Original

I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear.~Anson Mount

Character Sympathy Care

I'm an enemy of exposition. I feel there's no need to overstate.~Anson Mount

Enemy Feel Need

It's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized.~Anson Mount

Character You Rare

I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.~Anson Mount

Education History War

I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up.~Anson Mount

Gun Living Hunting

For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well.~Anson Mount

Believe Me Acting

I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people.~Anson Mount

People Heroes Villains

You don't need to like your protagonists.~Anson Mount

You Need Like

I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time.~Anson Mount

Love Time Character

When you're in school until you're 25 and you get out and suddenly structure is not handed to you, if you're smart you realize that you need to create structure for yourself.~Anson Mount

School Smart Yourself

In the last two or three decades, there's been a feminization of the man in popular media that I've never really understood.~Anson Mount

Man Media Three

I don't go to movies for redemption - if I want that, I'll go to church!~Anson Mount

Want Movies Church

I don't know how to put on any tough guy pretensions.~Anson Mount

Tough Know Tough Guy

I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.~Anson Mount

Friends Place Up

Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success.~Anson Mount

Life Success Work

I love getting paid to ride a horse.~Anson Mount

Love Horse Ride

I can't claim I'm truly a man's man, I'm just as much of a dork and a crybaby sometimes as anybody else.~Anson Mount

Man Sometimes Just

I'm a goofball.~Anson Mount


I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork.~Anson Mount

School Science Kind