Robert Patrick
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"Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr." is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations.

Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne's World (film)/Wayne's World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993). Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (film)/Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (film)/Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007 film)/Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (film)/The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), and Safe House (2012 film)/Safe House (2012).

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You don't buy a Harley with your mind, you buy it with your heart and your balls.

For something like 15 years, all I did was films or, you know, movies that I thought were going to be films that ended up going directly to video. It was sort of a real narrow opportunity. And now, working on The X-Files has broadened it and I'm looking for whatever is good, good dialogue.

Many people may be expecting a walking-talking clone of Arnold but I believe I've done my homework to the extent that the difference between us will be obvious. I'm playing a machine without emotion, but there's an intensity I'm really working hard at hitting that I hope will come through to the audience and scare the crap out of them.

I looked to animal and insect imagery to develop the lack of substance and wasted motion that my Terminator has. I tried to tap into the killer instinct inherent in animals, where they are locked onto a target and will walk through anything that gets between them and their intended target.

We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous.

I was working around the backyard and I looked up, 'Is that snow? Right on.'We don't have to go all the way to the mountains to see that now.

You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap.

They wrote a great character and it's been fun playing a guy that loves America, loves his job, believes in doing the right thing. Doggett has a lot of codes that he lives by and I think it's a throwback character. I believe in a lot of things Doggett believes in.

I had never been a regular lead on a TV show before, and I was amazed at the scrutiny that's involved with it. And this Internet thing is new [to me]. It's odd to do work, have it air and then get people immediately commenting on it, having chat rooms and critiquing it.