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Corey Hawkins

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Hero One Day Superpowers

Growing up, we never got to see a hero who didn't have superpowers who looked like us, that you could kind of look to and say, 'I could be that guy one day. I could be a patriot. I could be a soldier. I could work in the government and be a hero.'

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Grow Gritty Looked

I didn't grow up seeing faces of patriots, emotional and raw and gritty, who looked like me.

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Positive Outlook Sort

I sort of have to have a positive outlook.

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Face I Remember Episode

I remember seeing the first episode of '24' when I was 13, and to be that face for a 13-year-old and open up that possibility, it shows you the world isn't on fire. There's possibility there.

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Classmates Members Served

I have members of my family who are in the military. I have friends who are in the military. Classmates who served in the military.

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Pursue Decided Profession

I knew I wanted to be an artist early on, but I decided to seriously pursue the profession when I auditioned for Juilliard.

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Terrorism Different Way

In 2001, terrorism was fought in a completely different way.

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New A New Day Sang

The idea of a new hero for a new day sang to me.

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Television Like Stuck

In television, to be a hero and look like I look, that really stuck with me.

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Underdog Like Being

I like being the underdog.

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Imagine Again Sacrifices

I have the most utmost respect for the men and women overseas, and I only played a soldier on television. Again, I can only imagine the sacrifices that they make every single day.

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Man People Diverse

We are a diverse people, man.

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Rules Engagement Totally

The rules of engagement are totally different when you're on the homefront.

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Work Private Very

I'm a very private guy, so it's an adjustment for me, but a welcomed one, as long as the work remains the focus.

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Moments Think I Think

I think, in our darkest moments, you have to find the humor, and you have to find the lightness.

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Loved Still Pacing

What everyone loved about '24' is still there - the clock, the tick, the lean-in factor, the pacing.

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Character Like Goes

Sometimes, as actors, we feel like we want to hold on and control where a character goes.

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Serious Times

It can't be all serious at all times.

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Pressure Could Eric

The only pressure, as an actor, is to step into Eric Carter's shoes and make him as fully and as complex and as flawed and as human as I could.

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Yes Reason Role

If the challenge wasn't there, there's no reason to say 'yes' to the role.

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