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Born: 1974-06-23
Profession: Actor
Nation: Australian
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I'm single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that's me.

Tags: Alone, Friendship, Work

I'm not going to allow myself to second-guess projects. I'm just going to do the ones that I fully love and believe in - that's a real privilege.

Tags: Love, Projects, Real

Every job leaves its residue, a bit of extra knowledge, a new skill-set.

Tags: Bit, Job, Knowledge

I can't sing or dance.

Tags: Dance, Sing

I'm a pacifist.

Tags: Pacifist

I'm hardly digging trenches for a living. I'm getting to tap into my boyhood fantasies of being a larger-than-life character.

Tags: Character, Getting, Living

It feels good to be fit and strong.

Tags: Feels, Good, Strong

My brother and I are best friends.

Tags: Best, Brother, Friends

'The Great Gatsby' ticked so many boxes for me.

Tags: Boxes, Great, Ticked

The sum total of all my stop-starts have made me less concerned about the future. I'm just aware now that I'll always land on my feet somehow.

Tags: Feet, Future, Less

There's a real sense of fighting and destruction in our DNA that we don't get in touch with.

Tags: Fighting, Real, Sense

I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I've never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money.

Tags: Evil, Money, Work

I remember my brother Nash had just directed me in 'The Square,' and I was sitting in Australia going: 'No one's called me about working for ages. I don't know if I'm ever going to get another job.'

Tags: Job, Remember, Working

I'm on the list that I thought I'd never be on. I'm not sitting here thinking, 'God, I might get this part' or 'is it too late for me to play Hamlet?' It's really about: who do I get to work with? There's so many people on that list.

Tags: God, Thinking, Work

It's tricky. I've never been standing at the top of the tree with tons of money thrown at me. I've never really had a profile. So in a way I have this 'nothing to lose' attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Lose, Money

One of the things I've always enjoyed is moving around and staying fit. Physicality is such a big part of being an actor, but it's also about stillness and silence.

Tags: Fitness, Moving, Silence

Sometimes, the smaller roles in movies can be the most interesting. If you only take the stance that you'll only play central characters in movies, you'll find yourself not being able to indulge in that morally grey terrain that makes support characters so rich and interesting.

Tags: Movies, Rich, Yourself

That's one of the great privileges, being an actor, is that someone pays you and sends you off to learn about something that otherwise you'd never know about.

Tags: Great, Learn, Someone

The biggest difference for me is momentum. On a smaller film you get to shoot sometimes four or five scenes a day and you've got to do the tight schedule. I think I really feel the luxuries of a big budget film.

Tags: Big, Film, Sometimes

The first video I ever watched was on a Beta system because everyone thought Beta was the way but then it ended up being video so we backed the wrong horse.

Tags: Everyone, Thought, Wrong

The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I'd rather hide behind accents and funny walks.

Tags: Funny, Hard, Yourself

There's the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There's almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example.

Tags: Feeling, Good, Put

To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments.

Tags: Here, Rock, Tough
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Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.

Tags: Hard, Science, Work

Whereas 'Avatar' and other movies get shocks out of their three-dimensionality, 'Gatsby' is going to be about inviting the audience into this larger-than-life drama, letting them almost be inside the room rather than looking at it through the window. I think it will really work.

Tags: Movies, Rather, Work
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