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Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor.
by Josh Holloway

Fortunately and unfortunately, people don't see me as a character actor.
They see me as a leading man or nothing,
which makes it really hard to get work.
- Josh Holloway

I'm a private kind of person.
- Josh Holloway

I grew up on a dirt road with brothers.
- Josh Holloway

TV tends to try and fit everyone into a TV mold.
- Josh Holloway

 

I want to stay in Hawaii a little while.
I'm kind of liking it over there.
- Josh Holloway

We're actually doing something scripted that's totally,
you know, we kind of know what's going on,
however, we're having to live life and death as the art.
- Josh Holloway

I wanted to do everything.
I wanted to be a pilot.
I wanted to be a secret agent.
I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor,
all that.
So I related that through movies and stuff.
- Josh Holloway

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I did seven indies because the independent market used
to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents.
As a beginning actor, that's where you started.
- Josh Holloway

I just didn't have time to deliver a Buffalo accent in a day,
so I didn't even try it.
- Josh Holloway

Remember Star Trek? They're on this huge ship and they've got all these people,
right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some
mission and one of them gets killed.
- Josh Holloway

I'm an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don't like the buzz of the crowd,
crowd, crowd and all that so much.
I mean I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out.
- Josh Holloway

They put their feelers out for all the names and then
they'll cast you up to the point a name steps up,
and then it doesn't matter how much they love you,
there's a certain marketing value on that name,
and there you go.
- Josh Holloway

I get readings, I sometimes get five a week.
You'll feel like a schizophrenic by the end of that week.
I don't know who I am any more.
You'll be in conversation with a friend and start spitting out dialogue.
- Josh Holloway

I know that the work is good and they're excited over
at ABC and Disney and it's getting some really good feedback.
It's not just a little, insignificant kind of role.
It's meaty, which is good.
- Josh Holloway

When our minds as people normally starts to wrap around things,
we start to attach all these ideas to it that really
aren't that necessary to the core of it,
if you just experience it and kind of go through it.
- Josh Holloway

I've been doing this for seven and a half years.
I've been just bustin' it, trying to break in as an artist in this business.
For me, it's still just about the work.
I get the scripts and I'm all about that.
I don't really even have an idea what that's going to be like.
- Josh Holloway

To establish yourself as a leading man,
you're shooting for the smallest point on the target,
and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you.
It takes a lot for them to get past everything and
just watch your art and what you're doing.
- Josh Holloway

I have three brothers and they're all into computers.
They're all intellects.
My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book
and I couldn't make 50 cents.
I just couldn't do it.
- Josh Holloway

I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho,
which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy,
or to be a weird character of some sort.
For me, it suits me.
It suits my personality.
I'm an emotional kind of person anyway.
- Josh Holloway

Being Southern and being the guy I've been all my life,
I've lived more on the lighter side of life.
I have a dark side, but that's not where I come from.
A lot of artists like to come from that.
- Josh Holloway

It's actually very freeing to be given permission as
an artist to let that ride and to really let it ride,
to actually experience it and bring it out of you.
It's been uncomfortable and it's freeing at the same time.
- Josh Holloway

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney

Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials.
- Joseph Hume

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician,
and that's a happy memory for me.
- James MacArthur

I found that I could make people laugh doing people like Shirley Bassey.
Fortunately it worked.
- Jane Horrocks

Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise
the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for
peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
- Aly Khan

Fortunately for me I was able to do well here,
and it really did great things for my career and now
hopefully I can go out there and continue to do what I did.
- Latrell Sprewell

I would much rather be a better mother or better human
being than I would be a singer.
Fortunately for me singing makes me a living.
- Tanya Tucker

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed
with the estimate and chose a course of action less
ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
- David Kay

Fortunately, I've never had a job.
- Lyle Lovett

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

I'm a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell.
Fortunately so, because I wouldn't like to play myself.
- Victoria Abril

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after
they understood what I had done.
- Alain Robert

Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which
means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking
about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business.
- Katie Holmes

Fortunately, when it comes to meat and poultry,
I have the really wonderful situation of having producers
and processors that produce and process a very high-quality product.
- Mike Johanns

Fortunately, I was supposed to look confused and disoriented because,
God, I felt that way.
- Dick York

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits,
are essentially a temperate people.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted
with the idiom of country or rock music,
it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.
Bars are a rehearsal place.
- Garth Hudson

Fortunately, I happened to go east at a time when live
television was centered in New York.
- Roddy McDowall

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and
he sat in on so many story conferences.
He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.
- Vincente Minnelli

Fortunately, we have a lot of really smart women in the business.
- Rosanna Arquette

Every day I work at not taking this fame thing seriously.
Fortunately I have a great group of friends who help me do this.
- Bruce Willis

Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive
global strategy to eliminate our real enemy.
- David Hackworth

Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film
I've been involved with are pieces of work that I'm proud of,
so I'm very happy for people to focus on them.
- Jenny Agutter

Fortunately, no country was ever more suited for anarchist
agitation than present-day America.
- Johann Most

Fortunately, I was still living in Los Angeles at the time.
So I went out to World Gym and got a membership.
- Warren Cuccurullo

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a lot of
difference to my audience that I'm as bald as a billiard ball!
- James Taylor

Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations,
as there is in that of men.
- Jose Marti

Everything's completely different, and it's been hard.
Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful people around me,
and I think I'm handling things pretty well.
- Carrie Underwood

Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested.
So let us not be idle.
- Gustav Mahler

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been
one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate -
and fortunately on matters of national security he
was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong,
fortunately.
- Russell Baker

I've never been very good at manipulating my career,
but fortunately I haven't needed to.
- Elaine Paige

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and
well in the 21st century,
still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all,
still having fun doing it.
- Tony Visconti

I'm playin' music for a certain type of person.
Fortunately, there are more and more of us.
At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so.
- Mose Allison

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.
- Benjamin Haydon

I think, unfortunately or fortunately,
the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money,
they'll make another one.
- Jonathan Frakes

I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
- Joan Rivers

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

You're born.
You suffer.
You die.
Fortunately, there's a loophole.
- Billy Graham

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be
extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety
of circumstances that surround any given show.
- Dwight Yoakam

We've been playing ugly.
Without all of our bodies, we've been kicking it all over the shop,
but fortunately we've been able to make the big buckets
and rely on our defense for once.
- Steve Nash

Like every other good thing in this world,
leisure and culture have to be paid for.
Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the
cultured who have to pay.
- Aldous Huxley

Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as
a sample of something new,
like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one
night instead of going for the usual.
- Sarah Zettel

Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of.
Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation.
People just aren't that cruel.
- Jonathan Ross


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