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" A free press is the cornerstone of democracy; there is no question about that. "
" After I found that I had become an actor, slightly to my surprise, I did have some insecurity, and I did take some rather strange acting classes at a place called The Actor's Studio in London. I don't think they did me any good at all. "
" All I know is for a number of years, if someone like me called police for a burglary, a mugging, or something happened to me, chances are that a photographer or reporter would turn up before a policeman. "
" A lot of actors look at scripts and think, 'How will this stretch me as an actor?' But I always thought, 'Do I want to turn the page? Is this going to make people laugh?' "
" Although I'm largely doing other things in life, it's very nice occasionally to put my toe back in the waters of show business. "
" And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow. "
" And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring. "
" As it is, I have a limited range as an actor - light comedy. I have never been a fan of romantic comedies, and yet that is what I have ended up mostly doing. "
" At home, I hardly ever leave London. I don't like the countryside in England. "
" At my school, which was all boys, I played almost exclusively lady parts. When I say lady parts, I mean parts that were ladies. To actually play lady parts would be weird, even by English standards. "
" Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing. "
" Brexit was a fantastic example of a nation shooting itself full in the face. "
" Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of acting: character acting and lead acting. And in my life, to begin with, in the 1980s, it was all character acting. And then when, by fluke, through 'Four Weddings', I got into doing lead parts, it's a completely different thing. "
" But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way. "
" But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man. "
" Comedy is probably a way of dealing with anxiety. Sometimes it's a way of dealing with pain. "
" Courage is soldiers fighting on the front line, or people living on the bread line. "
" Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful, relationships? No, No, No. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. No one ever said that was a good idea. "
" For a few years, I thought I was putting show business behind me. I was busy doing other things in life, particularly with politics. I was not out looking for films, really. I lost interest. "
" For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that's just the price of being first sometimes. "
" Frankly, I think I'm marvelous in rehearsal! Then you turn the camera on, and it gets stiff and tight. And then you trudge back to your trailer feeling sad. That's been my experience of film acting. "
" I always admire the French and the Italians who are very devoted to their marriages. They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. You just never boast about. They never say anything, but that's what keeps marriages together. "
" I certainly hated actors and, more importantly, they hated me. "
" I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't! "
" I couldn't put my hand on my heart and say I think that being in a relationship is a natural state for a human being. "
" I don't do much acting anymore anyway, and not to work for 20th Century Fox is really the least of my worries. "
" I don't hate L.A., but I'm nervous about becoming one of those people who has a ferocious interest in how films did at the box office that weekend and, you know, would want to meet for egg-white omelets in the morning. "
" I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really. "
" I don't particularly like babies. I don't mind them for about four minutes. That's my max. After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about. "
" I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep, dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people who do it so much better than I do. "
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