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Born: 1971-08-22
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences.

Tags: Able, American, Rich

When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.

Tags: Able, Making, Sports

History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains, I have no control over that.

Tags: Control, History, Tell

I was thinking about that, about what lines you'd be willing to cross if someone took your loved one or child.

Tags: Child, Someone, Thinking

I was worried about being the nut that ruined 40 years of Bond history.

Tags: Bond, History, Worried

In a lot of ways, the make-up was the character.

Tags: Character, Ways

Part of my heritage being Korean, it's going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea.

Tags: Dealing, Questions, South

Since I was a kid I've wanted to be in a Bond movie.

Tags: Movie, Since, Wanted

That's when it really came together for me that I was in a Bond film, to have my own spy car!

Tags: Car, Film, Together

To be here today is just beyond my wildest dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Here, Today

I believe our country has to do whatever we can do to protect ourselves-we're king of the hill. We need to protect democracy and the lives of those who live in the free world.

Tags: Country, Democracy, Free

I can't understand why anyone would want nuclear warheads. If you shoot them off, it's not like you can take over that country-all you do is kill millions of people.

Tags: Off, Understand, Why

It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face. There's never been a character that's looked this extreme.

Tags: Character, Tough, Try

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy. He got the girl. He was my favorite villain. I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because all he wanted to do was unite his country.

Tags: Big, Country, Girl

They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It's not a fantasy picture. You're dealing with something that's supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist.

Tags: Artist, Genius, Reality

This is the Bond of the new millennium. Everything is updated, from the action sequences to the interaction between the characters. All the elements reflect changes that have occurred in the world in recent years.

Tags: Action, Between, Changes

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.

Tags: Change, Eyes, Greatest

But we have created a society that does not allow opportunities for those people to take care of themselves because we have denied them those opportunities.

Tags: Care, Society, Themselves

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.

Tags: Finance, Three, Today

I said peace is sometimes narrowly interpreted; it's the absence of conflict between nations or something. But peace is more inherent, more basic to human life, human beings, what we feel about each other, what we feel about life around us and what we see in our future.

Tags: Future, Life, Peace

Human beings are much bigger than just making money.

Tags: Human, Making, Money

Soon we saw that money going to women brought much more benefit to the family than money going to the men. So we changed our policy and gave a high priority to women. As a result, now 96% of our four million borrowers in Grameen Bank are women.

Tags: Family, Money, Women

I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people. The bankers almost fell over.

Tags: Almost, Money, Poor

Poverty is unnecessary.

Tags: Finance, Poverty

There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness - but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: 'Go and become a philanthropist.' I said, 'No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business - a business based on selflessness.'

Tags: Become, Business, Said

I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh.

Tags: Money, Poor, Working
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Business money is limitless.

Tags: Business, Limitless, Money

They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.

Tags: Cannot, Money, Poor

Today, the concept of business is to make money. Making money is the name of the business.

Tags: Business, Money, Today

There are cultural issues everywhere - in Bangladesh, Latin America, Africa, wherever you go. But somehow when we talk about cultural differences, we magnify those differences.

Tags: Africa, America, Talk

Civilization has given us enormous successes: going to the moon, technology. But then this is the civilisation that took us to debt, environmental crisis, every single crisis. We need a civilization where we say goodbye to these things.

Tags: Crisis, Single, Technology

I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The total amount of money they needed was $27. I was shocked.

Tags: Bit, Money, Needed

Human beings have enormous resilience.

Tags: Beings, Human, Resilience

The moment you say microfinance everybody wants to help you.

Tags: Everybody, Help, Moment

Here we were talking about economic development, about investing billions of dollars in various programs, and I could see it wasn't billions of dollars people needed right away.

Tags: Away, Here, Talking

I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them - which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.

Tags: Giving, Money, Woman

I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.

Tags: Country, Suffering, While

I'm sure everything has a bearing on what I'm doing. My family is a lower-middle-class family, there's lots of children, seven brothers, two sisters grew up together, fighting with each other, went to school. My mother went to school up to 4th grade. My father went to school up to 8th grade. So that's about the education level we had in the family.

Tags: Education, Family, Mother

What we are trying to do is to create a social business in Bangladesh, a joint venture to create restaurants for common people. Good, healthy food at affordable prices so that people don't have to opt for food that is unhealthy and unhygienic.

Tags: Business, Food, Good
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