"I'm so busy trying to be other people. You start acting just as soon as you walk into the door of that casting office. You can't just be yourself because they don't want to hire you. I am not a killer. I don't beat my mother. I don't do these things, but you have to walk in there and be these things because they don't want to hire somebody who 'pretends to be gay' or 'pretends to be a gang member.'" - On auditioning.
I'm a big fan of Gary Oldman - Sid and Nancy (1986), Dracula (1992), Immortal Beloved (1994) - I've watched every film he's ever done. I'd also love to work with some of the old school greats like Mike Nichols and Steven Spielberg. And I think Gus Van Sant is totally cool.
I almost got to do Saving Private Ryan (1998), playing a German. I learned a German monologue in two days. I worked with Marco Hofschneider from Europa Europa (1990). We taped it and I went over it about a hundred times. It got down to me and Jeremy Davies. Even though it didn't work out, I know he's (Steven Spielberg) got his eye on me now so that's kind of cool.
|Full Name at Birth||Clifton Craig Collins Jr.|
|Date of Birth||June 16, 1970|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (173 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Claim to Fame||Under Still Waters|
|Talent Agency||Industry Entertainment Productions Llc|
|Brand Endorsements||TV commercial for Playstation 3|
|Sister(s)||Veronica Collins Rooney (casting director)|
|Friends||Jacob Vargas (Actor)|