Edward Allen “Ed” Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his performances in Pollock, Appaloosa, The Rock, The Abyss, A Beautiful Mind, A History of Violence, Enemy at the Gates, The Right Stuff, Gone Baby Gone, Radio, Paris Trout, Jackknife, Empire Falls, and Game Change. Harris has also narrated commercials for Home Depot and other companies. He is a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show, and The Hours, along with an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for his role in Pollock.
1. YOU CAN’T BETRAY YOURSELF TOO OFTEN, OR YOU BECOME SOMEBODY ELSE.
2. A LOT OF FILMS COME OUT BEFORE THEY’RE FINISHED.
3. I LIKE TO ACT WITH PEOPLE THAT KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.
4. I MADE CAREER DECISIONS THAT CAME FROM THE PART OF ME WHO WANTED TO SHUN THE LIMELIGHT.
5. I LISTEN TO NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, WHICH, TO ME AT LEAST, PRESENTS THE MOST ROUNDED VIEW OF THINGS.
6. IT’S HARD TO SEE A FILM THAT’S BEEN MADE FROM A BOOK THAT YOU REALLY LOVED BECAUSE IT’S SUCH A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE.
7. WHEN I DECIDED TO DIRECT, NEVER HAVING DONE THAT BEFORE, IS SOMETHING I’M VERY PROUD OF.
8. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY VERY MUCH, AND I’M PROUD TO LIVE HERE, BUT I THINK OUR CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS EXTREME. THESE ARE NOT MERELY CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE, THESE ARE EXTREME RIGHT-WING PEOPLE.