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All Quotes by author - Paul Bettany
" Actors can be many things - vain, venal, self-serving, obnoxious, bullies - but all of the good ones are great storytellers. "
" But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God it's fantastic. "
" For a while, I stopped enjoying making movies and I stopped enjoying acting, because I made a few decisions that I wish I hadn't made. "
" For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast. "
" I did eight months of training for 'Wimbledon,' and then, by the time I finished the movie another four months later, I was like, 'That's me. I'm done with tennis.' "
" I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to. "
" I got a phone call from Jon Favreau saying, 'I need the voice of a personality-less robot, and I thought of you immediately.' I thought that was the funniest thing I ever heard, so I said, 'Yes.' "
" I'm an immigrant - I've got to be in the city: London, Vienna, or Rome, but always a city. "
" I'm never late, and I love that. Because when you've got three kids and a life to be living, and somebody's half an hour late to set, you start to get a little bit like, 'Come on. Come on, let's get this done.' "
" I'm sure some people have an absolute grasp of where they are in their careers. I just don't think about it that much. "
" In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent. "
" I resist the idea of there being on-screen chemistry. I think it's something that people like to say without thinking. "
" I still read the British papers, but I've never been a Royalist, ever. It's funny, there always seems to be much more of a fascination with the Royal Family over here then there does in England. "
" I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more. "
" It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America. "
" I've noticed, in the ebbs and flows of success and popularity, so much of it is fraudulent and to be distrusted. "
" I was born a Catholic and now I'm a lapsed Catholic. I'm something but I'm not a believer any more. "
I Was Born
" My relationship with 'Star Wars' is that I'm old enough that I saw it when it first came out - 'A New Hope,' that is - and it was like when Dorothy steps out of black and white into Technicolor. I was transported from a gray, miserable 1970s London into a different galaxy, and I didn't know what it was, but I wanted to be a part of it. "
Black And White
" So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off - and if you don't, you're a fool. You're earning all this money to support children whom you then don't see, which is absurd. "
" The difficulty of looking at a system like natural selection if you have any sort of moral sense yourself, is almost what makes it beautiful. "
" The fact that in America bread lasts so long. You buy bread, and then it's bread forever - it's Forever Bread! "
" The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it. "
" The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it. "
" Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along. "
" We all have different thresholds for sentimentality. For me, it's a hard won happy ending. "
" Yeah, I love history and I loved it as a kid. "
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