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All Quotes by author - Stellan Skarsgard
" Acting is such a strange, vague profession, but my kids know it's hard labour. "
" All directors are control freaks and very obsessive. I get the feeling that directors as kids, they all have had a childhood with not too much contact with other kids. They constructed their own reality and they continue to do it. It's a funny breed, directors. "
" All male roles are written in a way where you just hide what's going on inside you, and all female roles are written in a way where they expose everything. "
" Any society that starts forbidding certain words or expressions is a society you should be wary about, whether it's the KGB or social consensus that enforces it. "
" Casting a film, you can have the greatest actors in a film and it doesn't work. It's a combination of all of the elements. "
" Even if you're the President of the United States, you still act like a little child and think like a little child sometimes. Childish behavior is what I look for in all of my characters because that is what makes them human. "
" Even the most despicable person is still a human being. "
" Even with limited success as an actor, you usually have a more interesting life than in many other professions, so it's not an unreasonable choice. "
" From my second son Gustav, I bought one of his complaints for 200 kroner. He was complaining that he was a middle child - he wasn't the beloved first child, and he wasn't the cute little youngest child. So I said, can I use that same wording in a film? And he said yeah. So I bought it from him. "
" How many big American films do you see where the heroine has no vanity whatsoever? "
" I am indeed a fan of John le Carre's novels. "
" I can say yes to some directors without even reading a script. But the first-time directors I've worked with, the scripts have not been perfect, but they had something that I liked. "
" I did a Norwegian film called 'Insomnia' that was remade and that was a good remake by a good director, so I'm honoured. "
" I do believe in humanism, and I believe that we should treat each other with respect and care and look after each other. All human beings should have an equal chance to survive in society, and inequality is a big problem in society. "
" I don't feel ashamed or humiliated when I am naked, but I definitely feel it when I am playing games. "
" I don't know if I am a good cook, but I am a dedicated cook. "
" I go where I think I can enjoy myself. Sometimes it's on a big movie, and sometimes it's even on a silly movie. "
" I grew up in a family where you were allowed to say anything; you were allowed to show weakness... I have no problems talking about anything, basically. But at the same time, I know I'm different than a woman. "
" I know how to cut meat, yeah. I know how to cook, basically. "
" I like working with Kenneth Branagh. "
" I love having 30 shots of every scene. "
" I'm in Stockholm in my office. I just got here after seeing my eighth child on an ultrasound, so I'm in a good mood. It's beautiful: an energetic little skeleton. "
" I'm not always happy when Hollywood does remakes of films, but that's usually when they have a very, very, very good film, and they take away anything controversial from it and make flatter. "
" I'm so full of useless information; I'm the kind of person that collects useless information. I like to know everything! "
" In Europe, the director is the king: it's his vision. It's an auteur tradition. "
" I never help my kids and I never encourage them and I never give them any advice. "
" I only did 'Thor' because it was Kenneth Branagh directing, but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. "
" I played a heap of snow in a school play. I was under a sheet, and crawled out when spring came. I often say I'll never reach the same artistic level again. "
" I really enjoy being part of the Marvel Universe. It's a cool bunch of people to work with, and they know what they're doing. "
" I reflect over my actions; I don't dwell on them. "
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