Zach Galligan Quotes

You have to determine what you are and send the messages out to people, like, ‘Hey, I’m a screenwriter – look at this.’ You can’t sit around, wondering why people aren’t calling and asking about my writing.

Zach Galligan

Discovering L.A., in particular in the early ’80s, was pretty spectacular; it was fun and carefree, and there was not nearly as much traffic as exists today. It was very much the last gasps of the Beach Boys’ ideal view of L.A.: sun, the beach, cars, blondes, etc.

Zach Galligan

Being on a lunchbox was awesome, and being on a thermos was pretty cool, too.

Zach Galligan

I like to work all the time and really immerse myself in the project.

Zach Galligan

I was never really acting. I was not taking it seriously. Acting was very much a hobby for me. It wasn’t really until I was finishing college and doing it sporadically that I began to take it seriously.

Zach Galligan

River Phoenix and I were friends for nine years, and I watched him grow and mature, and I also saw him struggle. I watched him deal with the whole up and down aspects of Hollywood and saw him bounce back, so when he passed away, it was such an enormous shock.

Zach Galligan

I had a blast in the ’90s, perhaps too much fun, and maybe I should have worked a lot harder and partied a lot less, but I definitely don’t regret the 12 years I spent living out in L.A.

Zach Galligan

After ‘Gremlins’ came out, I should have packed up everything, moved to Los Angeles from New York, and dedicated myself to being a full time film actor. I had the world at my feet.

Zach Galligan

What drives that desire to destroy Paris Hilton? What drives that desire to venerate Angelina Jolie? I do understand it, but it still baffles me. It baffles me when people treat me specially and differently, because I just want to look at them and go, ‘What are you talking about? I’m just a person.’

Zach Galligan

I think one of the reasons ‘Gremlins’ lasts and some other films don’t is because I don’t think the movie has a whole lot of dated things – sure, the cars, my hair, and few things here and there that date the movie – but it takes place in a sort of everytown, in a sorta non-specific time, and that gives the movie a timeless quality.

Zach Galligan

I have a complicated relationship with the horror genre. I love it; I loved it as a kid growing up, and I watched Chiller Theater in New York. So I loved it, but then you do feel if you do it too much, you’re stuck there.

Zach Galligan

Three years is a lifetime in Hollywood. If your career starts slipping in L.A., you can really feel it. All of a sudden, the people that you were beating for a part start beating you.

Zach Galligan

Before ‘Gremlins,’ I was a normal person, then within two weeks of the movie coming out, I couldn’t walk into a store without people turning around and staring. It’s exciting and also scary because everyone starts telling you how amazing you are.

Zach Galligan

I knew a ton of actors and was friends with them, but I never dated actresses. I tried to date ‘normal’ people because the Hollywood dating rule is ‘one star per couple’ because it’s quite a challenge to match the egos of two actors.

Zach Galligan

If you stop and think about who was in the ‘Lassie’ movies, it’s difficult to think who was in them, apart from Elizabeth Taylor. You remember the dog, not the people! So if you’re going to be in a movie, and it’s called ‘Gremlins’, it’s going to be about Gremlins, and what people are going to remember are the Gremlins.

Zach Galligan

There’s no substitute to actually being in the room and having people in the room feel the force of your audition. It’s very hard to beat that.

Zach Galligan

L.A. is a very strange place. On the surface, it has an innocent appearance, like the stranger with the pleasant face that smiles and shakes your hand. But then you learn it is actually a lot less nice than you think, and there’s a whole deeper, darker level.

Zach Galligan

The people in New York want to achieve something; the people in L.A., they just want to achieve success.

Zach Galligan

Some people have a blog that’s, like, ‘Today I brushed my teeth.’ Well, who cares? Who cares that you brushed your teeth. Okay – you brushed your teeth! That’s so massively egocentric, it’s just ridiculous.

Zach Galligan

The gremlins are clearly the ones have the most fun in the film, trashing the town, going to the bar, smashing things, etc. It’s all gleeful chaos, which makes the movie fun.

Zach Galligan

Kevin Bacon and I went up for the same stuff, and people would say, ‘You and Kevin have the same quality.’ I was like, ‘I do?’ I remember seeing ‘Footloose’ and thinking, ‘How do I have any kind of quality that that guy does?’

Zach Galligan

You don’t get as invested in someone in 90 minutes as you do over 13 hours of television show.

Zach Galligan

An actor is working steady if he’s active four to six months a year.

Zach Galligan

I saw Tom Cruise at every audition I went up for, and he was a friendly go-getter back then. You gotta remember, in New York I would go up for something, I would sit, and in the room would be Matthew Modine, Matthew Broderick, Andrew McCarthy, Tom Cruise, and Kevin Bacon.

Zach Galligan

If you put up a blog, people can cut out the middle man and get material to you. Which is really helpful because a lot of time there’s really cool stuff out there that we just don’t see. Because, y’know, the agent is acting in our best interest, but it does sometimes prevent some of the good stuff from getting through.

Zach Galligan

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