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All Quotes by author - Rupert Friend
" All I would say is that when I've been very down or having kind of a tough time in my life, certain films or pieces of music or books have changed that. They've taken me out of a dark place and put me into a more positive one. And I think that if we can do that for people, then it's certainly worth doing. "
" Becoming that guy who does one thing is not very interesting. I'm lucky and proud to have been involved in period films and action films. "
" Eating cold tuna fish out of a tin on a porch while two people are in love across a lake - I think that's desperately lonely. "
" Edinburgh is so cultural and such a beautiful place to walk around. "
" Even if it's a bit blunt, I really appreciate somebody being straight with you. "
" Everybody has many people inside of them; I think we tend to present the one we feel is most appropriate at first, in order to gain acceptance or achieve what we want. It gets really interesting when this technique fails, and other levels are revealed. "
" Growing up in England, you're sort of spoiled, in a way. You sort of take it for granted that within a half-hour's drive, you could be walking around a stately home from the 1700s. It's not very hard to do - in California, you've got to take a flight! "
" Han Solo is more interesting than Superman because he's flawed. Superman's flaw is kryptonite, and that's it. He can make time go backwards, for God's sake, but with Han Solo or Indiana Jones, there's a bit of humanity there. "
" I am a very sporadic watcher of television. I don't watch a lot of it. "
" I believe in allowing an audience the opportunity to make up their own mind. "
" I believe that if you can discover something of the truth of a person, then you will start to understand, and to understand is to move towards, if not like, then at least an empathy of some kind. "
" I can only go places because I know that I can go away from them, if that makes sense. I like the gypsy lifestyle that filming affords. "
" I don't do glamorous things. "
" I don't have a publicist. I don't go to events or self-promote, or endorse things, or whatever it is people are meant to do in that world. "
" I don't love plays. I don't love doing the same thing, every night, for 100 nights in a row. "
" I don't really use the Internet or the newspapers to find out about people. "
" I don't think the idea of working in Hollywood really exists anymore. I think you work in films, and where the film is shot is where it's shot. The studio system doesn't really exist. "
" I don't think you can decide how famous or not you become. "
" If I make a film about now, the minute it was done, it wouldn't be about now; it'd be about then. "
" I find dipping one's toe into all of these people's lives is one of the major exciting points of being an actor. This dilettantism. "
" I find it easier to approach things from a critical angle that otherwise may seem daunting because I'm used to being scared. "
" I find it quite unsettling if I'm doing the same thing that I did yesterday. "
" I find the English flag - the cross - quite frightening; it has very bad symbolism for me. Not just football hooligans but supremacists and the BNP. "
" If you are going to have any chance of replicating life, you need to live it. "
" I get bored quickly. Always have. Short attention span. "
" I got the 'I don't want the normal job' bug. At home, we have countless career advisors who would tell us to work in department stores and stay below the bar and not overreach our grasp. I didn't believe any of them. "
" I grew up in the countryside in the middle of nowhere in England and got out as soon as I could! "
" I guess the reason I wanted to be an actor was that it felt like it would offer something different all the time. "
" I have to be absolutely drawn to the project. If you're ashamed or bored by it at the beginning, it's going to be a pretty nightmarish thing. "
" I like Scottish people because they feel very true. They're always level and straight. They get a reputation for being hardened because of it, but I find them to be scrupulously honest people. "
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