Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar: It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings. No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.
You should be careful what you wish for, as the reasons for war get confused. One person can be very clear in their motives, but others can have different agendas.
I tend to do golf charity things because it's much safer and you don't get much chance of a broken arm or leg.
The success of the film is down to the crew.
In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve.
It quite often happens that they attach a name to a project and it doesn't get all the financing it needs.
Sometimes you just can't walk away from films you're offered, like the Dylan Thomas thing.
The point is to be involved in the moment.
What was the reason for invading Iraq' Was it a humanitarian crusade or an economic one' I would be inclined to say the latter. It was the same with the Civil War, because the landed gentry's money was being stolen by the king.
I just love jumping into someone else's life. It is a relatively cheap way to experience things you would be too scared to contemplate in your own life.
When I'm playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley's Game I want to be in the moment when he's feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances.
You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don't make movies; we do.
Fairfax was incredibly important to the shaping of the country.
I am an actor through and through.
I try and do films I know I'm going to enjoy watching as well as being in.
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