"No pizza, no wine, no chocolate – for a full year! After a while, all the visits with nutritionists and 4 a.m. gym workouts just put you on autopilot. But when you see the payoff onscreen, it’s totally worth it."

“I came here from Romania when I was 12 years old. I had an accent. High school was tough a little bit for a few years. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, ‘What are these people going to think of me?’” 


"I love the ’50s and grew up loving works from that time period and from those great playwrights."

"I love the ’50s and grew up loving works from that time period and from those great playwrights."

(on his move from Europe to Rockland County, NY at the age of 12) “I had an accent. High school was tough a little bit for a few years. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, ‘What are these people going to think of me?”


I just gravitate towards flawed, conflicted, troubled people.

I just gravitate towards flawed, conflicted, troubled people.

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