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" I never met Paul McCartney. "
" I'm not an outdoors person by instinct or nature. I'm more of a city person. "
" You finish a project and start looking for something that might interest you. A lot of the films I've made are a reaction to something I've done right before. "
" I'd always been quite wary of doing a romantic comedy. They all seem the same to me. "
" When I was younger, I looked to actors like they were from another planet. You couldn't believe you could be anywhere near that world. It was exciting. I kind of like that. "
" I moved to Manchester to join a band and ended up getting into acting, and I moved back to London to become an actor and ended up joining a band. "
" It's always interesting to me to tell stories that come from difficult political climates. "
" Definitely River Phoenix is somebody that I thought, 'This guy is very cool.' I wanted to be like him when I was a kid. "
" British actors come at acting from a slightly different angle. Because a lot of the films are cast out there, they are so used to the angle from which the Americans, and certainly the young guys from L.A., are coming at it, that I think it's interesting for them to find these English actors who maybe approach acting from a different place. "
" When you meet somebody and you have an instant connection - why is that? Maybe you've met before? Maybe you've met in another life? Anything's possible. "
" The films that I really liked and the ones that really blew my mind when I was younger were independent films. They're like great records to me. "
" You just try and do as much variation and as much difference and as much as possible, so you put yourself out there to try anything, really. As long as you feel you're going to get something out of the experience, it's all worth it. "
" Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption. "
" I've probably written about three albums that no one will ever hear. "
" Sometimes you read a script, and you just think, 'Wow, I would love to go and tell that story, and I don't even care what happens to the film, I would just love that experience.' And often, that mentality makes a great film. "
" It kind of sounds pretentious, but a film I find deeply romantic is 'Buffalo '66,' which is a film by Vincent Gallo. It's about how you break down all those barriers and expose yourself and open yourself up to ultimately being hurt. "
" In the world of independent filmmaking, you're never quite sure what's happening when and where. "
" Come on, you can't do a film about an upside-down world and not have an upside-down kiss! "
" It was when '21' came out. I was in Los Angeles and my face was everywhere: on buses, on posters, on the side of buildings. I didn't feel that blown away by it. I was still hungry to prove myself. I realised that quite quickly, that I had to find something that challenged me from an acting point of view. "
" I could see when I was filming '21' that it was going to go a direction I wasn't comfortable with it going. "
" You find most of the interesting stories are the ones that are slightly harder to get made. "
" I didn't want the words 'Spider-Man' attached to my name in any shape or form. Especially a singing one. "
" I'm drawn to cinema, especially when you're on a project that feels like it's going to be a challenge. "
" After 'The Way Back,' which was so epic and so rich, it was like, 'What will I do now?' "