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    • Shemar: On Criminal Minds, we're playing heroes in a very dark, gory world. And we're not making this stuff up. This is not The X-Files. Criminal Minds is based on true stories. The deeds, the crimes- they're real. And if that's not a thrill, I don't know what you're paying for cable bill for.

    • Shemar: Sitting in a restaurant or looking into a car next to mine, I'll find myself trying to profile who the people are, what they do for a living, what they're really about. Are they married? Are they loners?

    • Shemar: When females find out you love your mother, they get excited because the way a man treats his mama is a good barometer of how he's going to treat his woman.

    • Shemar: (on the mentality of the show) It's about the emotional mind-set that goes on in this world. You end up feeling bad for the criminals as you get to understand them. They still deserve what they deserve, but you have a certain compassion for how they got here.

    • Shemar: I'm a drama guy. I mean, I like to have a good time, too. But, you know, I'm not Will Smith. I'm not Jamie Foxx. I'm not Martin Lawrence. I'm not those guys. I mean, they do that well. There's something in their blood. But I definitely want to get out there.

    • Shemar: (On his career) I got a range, and like you guys watching me, I'm having fun finding out what I'm right for.

    • Shemar: You know, I look at Halle Berry, who has been judged and celebrated for her shell. She's had to fight her fight to be taken seriously and do Monster's Ball and things like that. So yeah, the reason I respect that is because I can relate to only be taken at face value, to be stuck in a so-called box because of the physical attributes and the whole bit.

    • Shemar: You know, I don't play the race card a lot. I'm half-black, half-white, and I'm proud of - my skin is brown. The world sees me as a black man, but my mother didn't raise me as a black man. She didn't raise me as a white guy. She raised me as Shemar Franklin Moore.

    • Shemar: I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had. Now at this point in his career he's getting the credibility that I think he deserved a long time ago, but you had to get through that shell that he has.

    • Shemar: I hosted Soul Train but I listen to everything. I got rock in me. I got country music in me. I listen to James Brown, Donnie Hathaway, Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, and Styx.

    • Shemar In answer to the question, "If you weren't an actor, what would you be?": Baseball player. Yeah, that was my dream before acting, or alongside acting.

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