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" You know what it's like to feel anxious - it's horrible feeling anxious. It's stressful having that feeling, having butterflies in your stomach, even for a day, and you don't sleep at night. "
" I don't believe Jesus was the son of God, although I'm inclined to think he might have been a great prophet. "
" I think you can't be really posh and be an interesting actor. I'm a bit of a posh rough. "
" I think people like to be scared. I think people like tension and suspense in a movie. "
" You just have to take control of your own performance. "
" In England we burnt redheads at the stake, because we thought they were witches. There are still young redheads in Britain getting ripped for having red hair. 'Oy, Ginger!' "
" Quiet people, people who aren't given to emotional outbursts, people who are economic with words - they're also fun to play, but you find yourself needing a laser precision in those roles. Otherwise you just sort of stand around, looking slightly brain-dead. You worry about being uninteresting. "
" I've always been a narcissist. "
" I just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. "
Doing The Right Thing
" L.A. still ranks as one of my guilty pleasures, along with butter-pecan ice cream and Coldplay albums. "
" Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it's one of life's great luxuries. "
" You have to go where the good writing is. "
" I'm not very good at strategizing. "
" Seeing a man praying to Allah is enough for some people to assume he is a terrorist. "
" I've had loss in my life, and I like to think my mother's energy lives on in some faintly Buddhist way. I do find some comfort there. "
" It's constantly fascinating for me that something that feels absolutely right one year, 12 months later feels like the wrong thing to do. "
" If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row. "
" I'm not an American, but I have this weird connection to America in different ways through my dad living here for five years, my godfather being an American who I'm very close to. "
" I guess I'm just good at playing repressed individuals. I'm lucky because those are often the roles that catch people's eyes. "
" I'm one of those pesky Brits. "
" I've done classical theaters. I played Hamlet myself and Romeo. "
" You know, I think I am faintly spiritual. "
" I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school. "
" There is a latent anger in a lot of people that went to boarding school at an early age. I was eight. And I loved it over the five years, but I think the adjustments for eight-year-olds are a lot. And I think it informs who you are for a long, long time. "
" I'm no more or less antisocial than the next person. "