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" I'm this dude that can play a farmhand and a handyman and sometimes a Greek god. "
" Most men have an insecurity of some sort. But we're brought up to believe that we can't show them. "
" As much as my parents were worried about me moving to London at 17, they could see that I was hungry to find my path. And it probably helped that they saw me succeeding at it, slowly but surely. "
" My style is determined by the mood, the period and the circumstances which I'm going through in a given moment. "
" The Sixties was all about style and a certain look. But what was interesting about 1963 was that it was pre-Beatles, so the clothes of that time, especially the suits, were very different from the clothes post-Beatlemania. "
" It was very weird because for a long time no one really recognised me from my films, but 'The Hobbit' has totally changed that, and I've had some really special moments, especially with youngsters. "
" I was bullied at school, so I didn't much like it. "
" I wouldn't say being in a film with The Rock was 'motivating.' 'Terrifying' would be a more accurate description. "
" To me, growing up in South Wales, a pair of Diesel jeans were the thing to have - if you could afford them. "
" I moved to Cardiff when I was 17 and never needed a car. When I came to L.A. for my first job there, I needed a car, so I had to pass my driving test. "
" I used to take my car and go down to the South Island for five or six days and climb glaciers and jump out of planes and jump off bridges and go white water rafting - a bit of thrill-seeking. "
" A guy's biggest style mistake is definitely trying to look too cool. As long as you've got a good pair of jeans, a good pair of boots and a few good shirts, you're fine. "
" I have seen 'Fast Six,' and it's awesome. "
" If you're gonna start a story, you start from the beginning, right? "
" When I was focusing on theater, I would go on for months without any work and could hardly pay the rent. "
" I think starting a cinema career late in life has more advantages than disadvantages. "
" 'The Desolation of Smaug' stands alone as an action/adventure epic movie. It's visually stunning, and the 3D is incredible. Plus, it's directed by Peter Jackson, and he's extraordinary. "
" I've had letters from people who have read my articles and said, 'I'm a guy, I'm 18, and I've not come out to my mom and dad yet, but it was so nice to hear your story, and you know, I wish your article would have been longer, because you gave me hope for the future.' "
" People come up to me in pubs - gay pubs, mind you - and can't believe that I'm gay. "
" I'd like to make a film musical. That's really my dream. "
" In 10 years, I'd love to live near the sea, in a warmer climate. I could see myself with three dogs... and it'd be great to share them with someone else. "
" The percentage of people that go to drama college in the U.K. is probably just like anywhere in the world. It's a very hard business to work in. They say that, at any one time, there's only 5% of actors in the world that are actually working and getting paid, which is a shocking percentage, really. "
" I guess once you've been acting for a long time, you glean the great bits of good directors and the bad bits from other directors, and you know the way that you would like to be directed. "
" When I didn't get a job, I thought, 'Don't worry, there'll be another one.' I still live by that now. Nothing really fazes me any more. "
" I had a role in 'Crossroads' when I was about 21, and then I went on to perform in 'Small Change' and then 'Piaf' in the Donmar Warehouse, London, and it was when I was there that some casting directors spotted me. "
" I've always had quite long canines. It's a very strange thing. My parents don't have them. "
" When I left school, I got a job in a shoe shop and I used to save 15 quid a week and pay for my own singing and acting lessons. "
" I always wanted to sing, as a child. "
" The first time I was flown to L.A. for a screen test was an incredibly nerve-racking experience. "
" I'm basically turning my apartment into an armory. "
" People want to hear your stories about these wonderful experiences you have, and that's what press tours are for. "