It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape.— Daniel Craig
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There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling.
The subject matter is very tricky. It's about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it's a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians.
I think finding the right person and being with the right person is probably the answer to most things.
There's always going to be someone with a bigger toy that yours.
I don't say: 'can't do that', 'won't do that'.
I've never thought in that way about work. The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I'm one of the least competitive people you'll ever meet. Except with myself.
I love vodka martinis. I know it's a cliché.
Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not.
I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life.
Privacy is important. Anybody who doesn't think that, they're crap. But I know I'm going to lose some of that and that's something I'll have to deal with.
Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
I've got to be high class... Which is sad, because I like bars.
I never had any boyhood ambitions.
I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can't recreate.
It's a Tim sandwich. The meat is fresh, but the bread is moldy.
Any voices or fantasies, he lives with. Those are his everyday life things.
The movie business is based on criminals. Some of them are in movies and some of them make movies.
As soon as someone tells me: 'You're rather sexy,' I wish I could disappear.
If somebody says: 'You were voted the world's sexiest man,' I have no idea what that means. How do I respond? 'Thank you' is the best you can do. George Clooney is the world's sexiest man, anyway.
So, are we equals? Until he answer is yes, we must never stop asking.
Having a sense of humour is really key.
You have to have a sense of humour with these things and I've just tried to remain who I am. My life has changed. It's changed in the fact that I don't have the freedoms I did before, but I've also got a huge amount of other freedoms that came along with it.
Obviously, when I came to do the movie I knew that I was going to have to take my clothes off so I might have worked a little bit harder to keep myself fit. But I think that's the irony of it - you see all these fit and healthy people, and I'm not making any comments on it, but everybody deep down is a f**k up somewhere.
I watched every single Bond movie three or four times, taking in everything I could about how the character had been portrayed in the past, then threw all that away once I started doing the role.
Suits are looked at more now as a business thing which is kind of a shame.
If you're not wearing it just for work, you should try and trick it up a bit.
I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.
I don't want to be a celebrity because that sucks. It's just madness.
I always wanted to be an actor. I had the arrogance to believe I couldn't be anything else.
I just felt that you can't have a character fall in love so madly as they did in the last movie and not finish it off, understand it, get some closure. That's why the movie is called 'Quantum of Solace' - that's exactly what he's looking for.
Literally, the piece at the end is where the universe is cracked apart, it's a big moment. Basically, they, the filmmakers, have directed the story earlier in the book. It happens, it's called adapting a book, you have to make decisions about things. It's not unusual having to cut out scenes.
Philip is being very vocal about it. For me, I don't think the story isn't at all anti-religious in any way. I think what's it more against is the control and the misuse of power that any organised religion, or any political organisation exercises over the people they're supposed to represent. I think that, for me, is what's important in the movie.
Doing a film and saying, I've done a really dark film and now I have to do a comedy... That's not me. If a script comes along and it's dark I'll absolutely do it and take the consequences. I'm not fussed about the image that goes along with it.
There is also a distinct possibility that there are other actors ? whose names have not leaked to the press ? who may stand just as good a chance of landing the part.
I can't really dress rock 'n' roll any more because I'm the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.
Shakespeare has way too many lines. My ideal theatre piece is about 40 minutes long with no interval.
It’s not the job of an actor to judge your character.
I'm not averse to earning someone; in fact I'd love to earn some money. But also my choices of movies don't tend to make money but I get to make interesting films. But it doesn't mean I don't want to earn shitloads of cash.
There are things about guys who are in the army. They're very particular, they have to be.
I'm quite good at leaning against a bar.
If money comes along I will take it. I just want good scripts that try to make you think. I've been offered lots of money in the past but I just know that I would abuse it and get drunk.
It doesn't matter if you look a million dollars but everybody has their flaws.
So that's why it had to be that way. He was living the life, he would stay out for three days probably, get drunk and do whatever he was doing and then hit the gym for two days. But that's the craziness of that lifestyle - you're damaging yourselves in more ways than one.
The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me.
Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: 'I could've been Bond. Buy me a drink.' That's the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: 'I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.'
Throw the computer away and don't look on the internet. That's the best thing to do.
I’m potentially worth a lot of money, but I’ve got to go and make something that’s worth a lot of money.
I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.
If you invite someone into your front room you can't be surprised when there are suddenly people outside your windows with cameras.
If I was being perfectly honest, which I'm not going to be, I think the movie touches on a lot of things that we all went through... the first kiss, which was more than a first kiss for Harry [Eden], and those electrifying moments when you're a teenager that form who you are as a human being. I think those, for me, are what Baillie captured so well.
But I do know people that have stalkers and it's not nice.
There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain.
I know in my life there's stuff that will come back because I haven't dealt with it, and it's the same with everybody.
I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business.
Anybody can leap off a building.
Action movies live and die by the story that you're trying to tell.
It's hard. It's very difficult to do an action movie that stays engaging.