I'm an actor, that's what I do every day. Dressing up is part of my job. But whatever you wear you should always be yourself: never go totally with the fashion but use what there is available to be an individual.
There is this idea that it's very different from the French point of view to work in America blah, blah, blah. But I think it's different from one person to the other, not from one country to the other.
Cinema is entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything.
The minute your parents die, you stop fighting them. I realized the more I changed my face for films, the more I looked like him. I always liked to disguise myself because I was trying to run away from his image. But all that is not worth it.
People look up to Jacques Mesrine as if he were a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, but he never gave anything back to anybody.
My father is best known for his light comedies, and I'm best known for crazy bad guys with short tempers.
I'm producing more, but I think to direct, one has to have a burning desire, and that's not me. I'd rather do something else.
The minute I started being recognised, I became much more discreet.
When you see violence in movies in general, it's very quick and painless, which isn't what it's like.
I grew up watching 'Raging Bull.'
I didn't have many girlfriends in my youth. I was an active young man, jumping from one girl to the next, but never with anyone for more than three or four months.
People ask me where I live most of the time, and it's kind of complicated for me to answer, because I'm not really sure. It's somewhere in between London, Rome, Paris, and Rio.
I'm more attracted to the bad guys. Why? Because in real life, I don't know any good guys. I know okay guys. I know polite guys. I know people who can control themselves.
I used to be more self-conscious about style because when you're younger, you want to exist, you want to show everything you do.
I was thinking of going to London drama schools or to New York, because France didn't accommodate the things I wanted to do in film.
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