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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Designer
Nation: British
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I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, Despise, Simplicity

I like movies about people and movies with characters; that's what I'm drawn to as a person who likes to create these characters within the story, but I like it all, really.

Tags: Movies, Story, Within

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around these people like restaurant owners do, because eventually I am going to have to prove to my kids that once I was an actor!

Tags: Getting, Kids, Once

I'm always trying to find something unique or a project that I can do something unique in. When the director has a vision for a piece that I've never heard before, and they can back that up with visuals and they talk a good game, I get really interested in the world that they're trying to create.

Tags: Game, Good, Trying

I'm proud of 'Black Hawk Down' because I think it told a provocative story and it was honest. It could have had more opportunity to tell both sides of the story, but I'm still proud of it.

Tags: Black, Honest, Proud

If everything is going well in my life then I start to read the papers more and I start to worry about everything I can't deal with. They say wisdom is knowing what you can fix and what you can't change. I'm very unwise.

Tags: Change, Life, Wisdom

If I was painting or writing, I wouldn't veer away from things because they seemed unsavoury to me. So as an actor, I kind of think the same way. I should do things that are different and interesting and shed light on the craziness of the world.

Tags: Away, Light, Writing

It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you.

Tags: Film, Horror, Real

My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!

Tags: Friend, Real, Someone

We're all on a journey. The average American switches professions four times. I'm lucky to be in a business where I can change the character I am playing every couple of months.

Tags: Business, Change, Character

You know what? I'm really attracted to British women, there's something innately proper about them. However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything!

Tags: Cute, Makes, Women

My hat was pulled down and this girl said 'Are you really him?' I whispered 'Yeah, I'm really him.' She screamed, 'Mom! Dad! It's Heath Ledger!

Tags: Dad, Girl, Mom

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening!

Tags: Flirt, Good, Trying

Be honest with yourself and lie to everyone else.

Tags: Else, Lie, Yourself

Fame was initially this kind of blunt tool that was thrust into my hands very young.

Tags: Fame, Hands, Young

I don't love L.A. I love New York and Minneapolis, so if I have a choice I'll stay in those places.

Tags: Choice, Love, Stay

I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it.

Tags: Happy, Problem, Teen

I get quite fed up being on a film set day after day, six days a week. It can get to be a grind.

Tags: After, Days, Film

I had a good time shooting in New Zealand. I almost bought a home there while I was there, because I loved it so much.

Tags: Good, Home, Time

I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire.

Tags: Character, Good, Story

I never really considered acting as a career. I kind of fell into it. Originally, I wanted to be a painter.

Tags: Acting, Career, Wanted

I spent my entire first pay cheque from 'Cracker,' a TV show on ABC, on an Audi because my other car broke down and I needed to get to work.

Tags: Car, Show, Work

I'm a lot older than my little brothers and sister, so I think I grew up babysitting them.

Tags: Brothers, Older, Sister

I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way.

Tags: Enjoy, Horror, Quiet

I'm very 'spur of the moment'. I'm always trying to think of fun things to do to create a memory.

Tags: Fun, Moment, Trying

I've had my heart broken, and it's not fun. But I'd rather have my heart broken than break someone else's heart.

Tags: Fun, Heart, Someone
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My parents are hippies, so I must have a bit of hippie in me.

Tags: Bit, Hippies, Parents

People care about my fame, not me. But that's fine. I have my own life.

Tags: Care, Fine, Life

Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities.

Tags: Happy, Home, Time

Up until the age of 16, I was very focused on sport - I played a lot of football. Then I tore my ACL and had to stop playing.

Tags: Age, Football, Until

We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.

Tags: Loved, Show, Watching

You know, honestly, acting in film is remarkably independent. You're doing your thing and someone else is doing their thing.

Tags: Acting, Else, Someone

Honestly, I guess if you looked at my CV, I've been doing independent movies since I started. I think that I kind of took a few steps back from Hollywood as soon as it all started to come my way because I wasn't quite ready for the attention.

Tags: Attention, Few, Movies

Hope is the most exciting thing in life, and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away, there is still that chance all through your life that it will.

Tags: Hope, Life, Love

I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more.

Tags: Learn, Path, Themselves

I don't really comment on my personal life because I feel like any comment at all is opening up a whole can of worms. I'd just rather not talk about who I'm dating.

Tags: Dating, Life, Talk