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Chris Zylka

Chris Zylka is an American actor and model, known for his roles in the films Shark Night (2011), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Doyce Plunk in the TV series Zeke and Luther (2009–2011), and Tom Garvey in the HBO series The Leftovers (2014–2017).

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I was always a fan of Spider-Man and most superheroes. There aren't a whole lot of little boys out there that aren't.
Being able to be on set every single day and actually lead a movie was very humbling but so exciting at the same time.
My career has gone in such a way that I've gotten to learn that, when you're working with a great storyteller, you don't ask questions; you just trust them. β€” Β© Chris Zylka
My career has gone in such a way that I've gotten to learn that, when you're working with a great storyteller, you don't ask questions; you just trust them.
The difference between a regular camera and a 3D camera, for an actor, is really no different except that the turn-arounds are longer. It takes a lot longer to set up a shot because the cinematographer is really trying to set up a whole world, so it can't be more intricate and more beautiful to the viewers, in 3D.
I was always the misfit jock who was with people painting on walls.
It's just so much more fun to play bad than good. Plus it's just good to get that out of your system so it doesn't show up in your personal life.
If you don't know there's something better out there, you don't realize that you have it bad.
I actually saw 'Piranha 3DD' - God, it's so weird saying that - and it's actually really surprising. It's really good. It's funny; it's fun. And you actually want more when you see it.
Everyone in the world knows 'Spider-Man.' And to be accepted into such a large franchise was overwhelming.
My greatest fear is failure.
I'm a huge walking oxymoron. People think they're going to get something that's a lot different from what they get.
I find myself to be the least intimidating person ever.
It takes longevity to earn respect.
I'm not one of those people that pretends he doesn't watch himself.
I always live by the idea that my favorite job is my next one. It doesn't really matter what the content is.
I had never really thought about acting as art. You know, growing up in Youngstown, the Rust Belt of the world, it was always just a form of entertainment. Finally seeing it as an art form, I fell in love with it. So I moved out to California, never having visited before.
You can't really be picky and choosy for your first lead role.
Most people wouldn't guess, but I'm really into painting: acrylics and sometimes oils.
My mentor Jon Simmons introduced me to the Stanislavski system, which is so heavy on back-story. So you write and write and write these back stories about a character and then you throw it away. So then on set, if it doesn't come, then you didn't do your work.
I get so antsy. When you're working, you're like, 'Oh my God, I'm so tired.' And then a hiatus starts, and you're off for three days, and you don't know what to do with yourself. You're never gonna have another job in your life, and you suck at acting. Your world comes tumbling down pretty quickly.
I am extremely passionate about what I do, and the happiest I am is when I'm on set working.
You appreciate just being able to work because there are so many actors that aren't. You have to appreciate every single job just the same.
Every great story leaves you questioning. If all of the questions are answered, and everything is resolved, it's boring. There's nothing to talk about afterwards.
Going from 'Shark Night' to 'Piranha,' a guy holding a fish on a stick in front of you that they're going to replace in post-production, it's a lot different than seeing this animatronic shark that, if you get caught up in the moment, looks, acts and you sometimes think could be real.
Bullies really bother me a lot. A lot, a lot.
I just look at the character and the arc of the character, and see if it's going to be challenging. We always want to challenge ourselves. That's the biggest thing that I look at. Is this going to be a challenge? Is this going to be something that I can try my best to create, that no one could see anyone else do?
I'm an artist; I love everyone. β€” Β© Chris Zylka
I'm an artist; I love everyone.
My favorite scary movie was always 'Halloween.' I love that there's hidden emotion underneath Michael Myers' psychotic behavior. Plus, he has the best mask, hands-down.
The day Trump got elected, I got off social media.
It's good to have butterflies. And they always go away. The camera starts rolling and they go away and it's all good.
In a film you only get two hours to do this big arc and so you have to pick and choose your moments carefully, but with television you get to take your time and just take it episode by episode and discover new things.
I guess that's the oddest personality trait for me - I'm too dumb and naΓ―ve to ever really be nervous about anything. I just don't take it all that seriously. I'm much more happy to go home and lay on the couch and watch I Dream of Jeannie with my fiancΓ©e and our dog.
I definitely read the comic books and got as familiar with the comic books as possible. I was always a fan of Spider-Man and most superheroes. There aren't a whole lot of little boys out there that aren't.
I just want to keep working. Longevity is really important. I am extremely passionate about what I do and the happiest I am is when I'm on set working. I suppose longevity and respect. It takes longevity to earn respect.
Football is an art form in itself. All sports are.
When people are rude to other people. When people belittle other people. Bullies really bother me a lot. A lot, a lot.
I was fortunate enough to never really be bullied. Maybe one time in middle school, but it was my fault. I had said something to someone, and they waited for me outside for a month until finally I put my dukes up and ran out. It was completely my fault.
Read the script as a fan and try to create this community in your head. That's the thing that a lot of people tend to forget - it's not just about your character. Even if you're a lead, you're still supporting the supporting the entire story.
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