The actor admits his days as a student in New Jersey were far from joyous and he was very much an outcast, shunned by the popular kids.
He says, "Everything in high school feels like it's life or death. I went to a pretty athletic high school, and I didn't have many friends. I remember once talking to my best friend, and we came up with the idea that we should hang ourselves off the bell tower: 'That'll show them!'
"We totally had no inclination to commit real suicide at all; we just liked the idea of the whole town responding to this tragedy, how the school would mourn... We were so dramatic."