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Born: 1967-10-05
Profession: Actor
Nation: English
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I'm interested in the psychological exploration of human nature, and it just happens to come in the form of film-making.

Tags: Happens, Human, Nature

I'm never there enough to really keep up with what's going on in the Australian film industry. I just try and be part of it as much as I can.

Tags: Enough, Keep, Try

I've always been resistant to parties and schmoozing.

Tags: Parties, Resistant

I've been asked to do action-oriented movies in the past and they just haven't been right for me.

Tags: Asked, Movies, Past

Men often still expect women to be under their thumb.

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On stage, you've got dialogue you've learned. You've got a paying audience. It couldn't be better, you know?

Tags: Audience, Learned, Stage

Success comes in waves.

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Well, I never wear shoes at home. Never.

Tags: Home, Shoes, Wear

When you're promoting a film it's really interesting trying to gauge what people think about it.

Tags: Film, Promoting, Trying

Where do you even draw the line between genres?

Tags: Between, Draw, Line

Working on films where the money's more important than the creativity, I just get a bit freaked out by that. I just don't feel comfortable.

Tags: Creativity, Money, Working

You never say never, but I don't think I'd want to do a long-running series.

Tags: Series

You work on things and you have such faith in them while you're making them that everything feels special - in a way.

Tags: Faith, Special, Work

A lot of people are going to hate me for saying this, but one of my least favorite kinds of music, or the kind of music that I feel I've so got out of my system, is musicals music.

Tags: Hate, Music, Saying

Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding. I actually broke a rib during that scene. And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging, just breathing and laughing.

Tags: Actually, After, Quite

Every time you say yes to a film there's a certain percentage of your yes that has to do with the director, a certain percentage to do with the story, a certain percentage with the character, the location, etc.

Tags: Character, Film, Time

I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don't mean this in a derogatory way. I'm always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I'm wondering if that's even possible.

Tags: Film, Mean, Possible

I don't really relate to certain blokey men who just want to talk about blokey things. I never really know what to say and I always feel I have to act blokey in order to have them not say, 'You're a weirdo.'

Tags: Act, Men, Talk

I don't understand the actor who plays the same role from movie to movie. Maybe it's because I worked on long-running television when I was in my teens, and so the idea of playing the same role just bores me intensely. I'd rather not do it at all.

Tags: Idea, Rather, Understand

I feel I do my best work when it's all there on the page, and I feel that the character is very vivid as I read the script and I'm not having to create stuff and trying to cobble together something. If I have to do that, then I don't entirely trust what I'm doing.

Tags: Best, Trust, Work

I grew up doing musicals. I've done so many musicals in my life, I kind of got them out of my system. But, I certainly would be open to them. Rocky Horror Show is a big favorite of mine.

Tags: Big, Done, Life

I wish I had the ability to crack wise, generally. You know, without getting punched. There's no way I could do it while getting beaten up. Definitely.

Tags: Getting, Wise, Wish

I'll generally write out every scene that's in the film on a couple of pieces of paper, just with a little one-line. And then I can scan it a bit and go, 'This first third of the film, generally, I'm kind of calm.' Then I might do something on one piece of paper that just relates to the energy of the character.

Tags: Calm, Character, Energy

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It's funny, though, with films, because you can incorporate a variety of elements, and sometimes that can work for you and sometimes I think it can work against you.

Tags: Funny, Sometimes, Work

It's hard to pinpoint why all of a sudden a group of Australian films will be doing well and why they perhaps are better made than some from the past.

Tags: Hard, Past, Why

The majority of people who join law enforcement are doing it for good, moral reasons, but then there are the few who get through, where you go, 'Whoa, hold on a second. What's this guy doing here?'

Tags: Good, Here, Law

The movie industry is very competitive, and if you're like me and you suffer from your own insecurities about whether or not you're any good, that can be troubling.

Tags: Good, Movie, Whether

The reality is that we have all these awards and all these festivals that give out awards, so you sort of go, 'okay, well, people liked the film, and I think it's a good film, and it's up for an award - well, I guess it should win the award then.'

Tags: Good, Reality, Win

The thing I've come to learn is that what's great about small independent films is the intimacy and the communication that occurs when you're making them.

Tags: Great, Learn, Small

When I go to a movie, I'm always thrilled if I've seen an actor do something and I didn't realize until the end of the movie that that was that person. I love that.

Tags: End, Love, Until

You would think that with ten super-famous people in one movie, it's gonna be ten times more popular or viewed, but on some level, they can cancel each other out.

Tags: Movie, Popular, Times

My problem is I'm an addictive personality. I can't have one coffee. I can't eat one piece of chocolate.

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I grew up with such an affinity to cats. I adore the way that they think and operate.

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The thrill of coming home has never changed.

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Funny enough, if you are looking at people these days who are putting Botox in their face and getting all sorts of plastic surgery, we look at them and go, I can tell you've had Botox. I can tell you've had plastic surgery. You look really strange to me. But no one's saying anything. We're just accepting the fact that they're strange-looking.

Tags: Enough, Funny, Saying

Growing up, I was a kid pretending to be an adult.

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If I'm exhausted, physically and particularly emotionally, I can't tell what's good and I can't tell what's bad and I'm useless.

Tags: Bad, Good, Tell

I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.

Tags: Bad, Good, Struggle

A movie that gets a PG-13 rating can show someone running down a street killing 27 people. And there are no repercussions.

Tags: Movie, Show, Someone

Comic-strip stuff isn't really my cup of tea, really.

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Having a partner who has nothing to do with Hollywood helps keep things in perspective.

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I am geared towards communicating on a female level.

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I don't believe in God, but the thing I do believe in is that we're all connected.

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I don't enjoy movies in 3D. I find I can't engage with the story as well.

Tags: Enjoy, Movies, Story

I don't feel I'm making a conscious effort to go more commercial.

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I just can't talk about things before I do them, because just for me... I give energy away before I've put energy into the job.

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I never really enjoyed the fame stuff.

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I suffer from overheating quite easily.

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I tend to project my father figure onto any director that I'm working with, or mother, if I'm working with a female, or it can be confused.

Tags: Confused, Father, Mother

I think a lot of actors take on fun roles and then they're lazy or flippant with them. I just can't do that.

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I think when people are repressing things, or burying things, that can manifest in all sorts of ways.

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I went through a period where I just wanted to punch everybody. Since then, I've had a lot of therapy and I've figured a lot of things out.

Tags: Everybody, Since, Wanted

I'll have a different answer tomorrow that I do today.

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I'm constantly trying to be as original as I can.

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I'm far more comfortable in my 40s than I ever was.

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To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Tags: Fear, Life, Wrong

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.

Tags: Highest, Sports, Unfold

For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate models and guides for our children. What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.

Tags: Become, Children, Love

We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.

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We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.

Tags: Adjust, Reality, Thinkers