"I Really Appreciate What You Guys Do"
CB: Being a fan of Brando, are you a fan of the Method, then?
JD: I wouldn't say so, because I don't use past memories in the present to create feelings, but you can know what something's like, and create it in the present, you know, without kind of going back there. I think over time-- I know that good acting can be done through the Method -- I think Sean Penn is un-fucking-believable. But I don't know how great of shape he's in as a person now, and Brando was sort of the same way.
CB: Speaking of which, being so serious about acting, do you ever find it tough to sort of "leave it on the lot" and just go home and be yourself?
JD: Not really. I mean, sometimes I'm just going, "Fuck, man, I'm so pissed off, that I didn't...get a moment that I wanted or I was looking for more stuff," and what's the worst is when you just didn't work hard enough, and then you just know, you're like, "I'm such an asshole that I didn't...another hour I could have spent on that, and I would have had great work." I don't want to get lazy -- it just pisses me off.
CB: So you spend a lot of time preparing your scenes.
JD: Yeah. But it's fun, dude, because the little things that you guys see -- I love that! That's why I act. You're limited only by the words on the page. You have to say those words, but whatever way you say them, whatever subtext, what's really going on, the feelings underneath -- you have room to express them, and that's what I really love about Logan's character; there are so many different emotions.
CB: What activities do you enjoy outside of acting?
JD: I'm a big sports guy -- golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, snowboarding -- and I love games. But even in acting, dude, when you're sitting there in a scene with someone, you can just fuck with that person in a great way, just make sure they're looking at you and have fucking fun with them, give them different things, and you're really there, you know? It's just beautiful. But I grew up with sports -- volleyball's another one -- and I just love them. You can forget about everything else.