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" You mustn't upstage the bride. "
" I love musicals; I love the ballet, opera, the circus. It's all performance to me. "
" No actor wants to play to an empty house. "
" There are deaths in public places on the grounds that the victim is gay. "
" One thing Middle-earth is short on is the feminine. "
" When I appeared in 'Coronation Street,' I lived in Manchester and enjoyed it very much. "
" Because I was in the business of translating the 'X-Men' from the very successful comics, and taking the most popular book of the 20th century in 'The Lord of the Rings,' and making it into three movies, I hope people realize I wouldn't get involved in anything I didn't think was really going to be worth their while. "
" The whole atmosphere of the book, the tone of 'The Hobbit,' is of a kid's adventure story, told in the first person by Tolkien, who is introducing young people to the notion of Middle-earth. A lot of it is very light-hearted. "
" It is really, really wonderful that in your old age you are protected by specialists who understand your problems and sort them out for you. Well, isn't that what we all need? "
" Fame creeps up on you. "
" How do I act so well? What I do is I pretend to be the person I'm portraying in the film or play. "
" I got intrigued by working in small theatres. "
" The battle going on over gay marriage in America reveals an awful lot. The Bible belt - people hate gay people. Because the Bible tells them? No, the Bible tells them an awful lot of things that they ignore. "
" It's an interesting but useless bit of information that every single character in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' wears a wig, and many of them wears a prosthetic - false ears, feet, hands. In my case, nose. "
" Even now, there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men, and the best thing is not to reveal you're gay. "
" I think the point to be understood is that we're all different. I've never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, 'This is the way you should act.' "
" We're very lucky, men, that there are these fabulous parts. Women - once you've done all the parts in Shakespeare, they start running out. So you can pick and choose and find something to energise you. "
" I can't make up my mind whether I want to dance like Josef Brown or dance with Josef Brown. "
" I have lots of fans, they are mostly under the age of 12, boys and girls. "
Boys And Girls
" I'm the sort of person who doesn't write in ink. I only write in pencil, so it can be rubbed out. "
" Some relationships get easier as you get older, depending on what sort of person you are. I don't think I've got any better at them. "
" I'm fortunate to be famous for two rather imposing characters like Magneto and Gandalf. "
" Gandalf the Grey was always the guy I prefer. Gandalf the White was driven to do a particular job, whereas Gandalf the Grey is a bit more humane. "
" It's easier to go from theatre to film than the other way round. In film you're absolutely loved and cossetted and cared for. In film your director makes your performance. In theatre you're carrying it all. "
" The huge difference in my lifetime is that you can just go up to somebody and make a pass. You couldn't do that in the 1950s if you were gay. There were secret handshakes, a secret language. There was nowhere you could go to be romantic outside of people's houses. "
" On the whole, actors shout when they don't know what they're doing, trying to make an impact. "
" There are people who've enjoyed my work in the theater, and they let me know that it was special for them. I'm not going to say, 'Well, you should have seen me as Gandalf!' "
" There is a fantasy as old as the modern gay rights movement that if all our skins turned lavender overnight, the majority, confounded by our numbers and our diversity, and recognising a few of our faces, would at once let go of prejudice forevermore. "
" If you are playing King Lear you are the centre of attention anyway. You don't need to draw attention to yourself. It's all laid out for you. "
" Before I ever acted as an amateur - which I did a great deal at school and at university - I used to go to the theater with my parents in the north of England, where I was born and brought up... Theater of all sorts. "
" If I say often enough that I'm going to be in 'King Kong,' I'm hoping that Peter Jackson will take the hint. "