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" It's good to see a man who isn't afraid to live out his masculinity. "
" I guess I find it easy to play uptight characters. "
" I was cast in a film toward the end of high school. Even then, I wasn't sure. "
" I love the Russians for their verve, their melancholia, their vivacity, their unpredictability, and their humour. "
" I've been on shows where they're just setting it up, and they're trying to find the tone of the writing and performance. That's always a really chaotic period on shows. "
" The detective genre is not easy because you've got to get to a conclusion that is unexpected. "
" Sadly, my German is almost non-existent, although I did a little at school. "
" I think most big stars do have just a certain amount of mystery; you don't know everything. "
" It is hard sometimes to see how other actors are working when you are working with them. "
" I tend to not think about the kind of movie things I want to be doing, because I've worked in all sorts of different places, and I've spent all sorts of time in England, and I'd still do things in Australia and in America. "
" Writers would hate me saying this, and I love words, but I have to say that cinema exists, on one level, for the power of the big image and what that image does. "
" That is definitely something that I feel more comfortable with now. When I did 'Lord of the Rings,' it was something I wasn't quite prepared for, I didn't know how to deal with that sort of attention, and I kind of shied away from that, but I'm better at dealing with that now - a lot better. "
" I love buildings that aren't purpose-built. "
" I ask myself, 'What is the value of acting and the attention that actors get? And yet there are so many people in the world doing incredible things for mankind, and they don't get much attention.' I do question about that, but I don't think I would've been a great doctor. I think I would've been a good surgeon. That fascinated me. "
" Acting is bluffing, pretending to be something. "
" It's a little daunting coming on to work with actors that you respect so much. "
" I find, in film, we're always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I'm quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I'm just really loving it and feeling great, and it's all over. "
" I think 'Rake' was a very clever crossover, actually, because it does lend itself to the city of L.A. "
" England is very interested as well, and other countries if I could speak the languages! "
" I just feel like TV takes more risks than film. Film has gotten very safe: it's very compartmentalized about what type of things will be successful. And whereas in TV, since all these new platforms opened, they're saying to writers, go out there, write the most different show that you can write. Write something that's really original and different. "
" If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think. "
" I have plenty to look forward to, I'm sure. "
" There are some great women's roles in television... so much more interesting than what I was reading in film scripts. "
" Some scripts you read and say, 'I've just got to do this' and you find a way of making it work. Some things you turn down because of the impact on family. "
" I really enjoy playing intelligent characters. I'm more interested in that than just emotional kind of Mum characters. "
" Sitting down for the actor read when you first get together, it's like the Last Supper because you don't know who will be there for the next read. "
" Generally, with films, what tends to happen is that a few people get a lot of momentum out of it, and a lot of people don't. "
" There are so many things from movies that are remembered, that are just looks on people's faces or incredible vistas or beautiful pictures. That is a very important part of cinema. "
" I worry about my sides. I worry where everything goes. I worry that I'm going to be the leak. I give all my scripts back! "
" The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It's really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they're actually really happy, good- natured people. "
" In Australia, it's people from Asian countries who most often recognise me. There are often people just looking at me at the supermarket, like they're shocked to think I would go to the supermarket. "