I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it's all going to be disastrous. That it hasn't all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.
I never regret things. It's a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It's not a comfortable truth, but it is true.
If I could write a letter to my teenage self, I'd probably say something like: 'You ain't gonna believe what will become of you.'
We've all got darkness inside us. And I've got quite a lot of darkness.
You don't expect to get the letter saying, Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire! It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
I'm always very proud of belonging to three minorities: gay, Jewish, white South African.
What drew me to acting in the first place was disguise.
I was a weak kid, not good at what all the boys at school were good at and I found that by acting, by being other people, I could liberate myself from those inadequacies.
I love the mixture that's in me. It makes me me. And that's why it's such a shame that people waste energy in denying who they are.
A lot of good actors tend to be quite introverted as people.
I love playing outsiders, I always do.
I was never built to play the hero. Physically or emotionally... And they're not as rewarding to play. At least for me.
It's good for actors to confront those things we have to act: panic, pain and death.
My grandparents all came from Lithuania to South Africa.
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