Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice.

— Eva Green

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I want to travel. Maybe I'll end up living in Norway, making cakes.

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I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.

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I am a dreamer. Seriously, I'm living on another planet.

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I have my own style and don't really follow fashion, but I like leggings.

They're easy to wear and can go with anything.

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I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.

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Hmm, limelight... No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there.

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I have Algerian, Turkish, Swedish, Spanish blood: I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don't have borders.

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We all show facets, to your mother, or to your boyfriend, or a friend.

You're always a bit different.

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I love fashion from the 1930s and '40s - shoulder pads, high waists, things with structure. That is classy for me. Andrea Riseborough from the Madonna movie 'W.E.' had an amazing wardrobe.

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I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class - I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.

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Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.

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I struggle to watch myself in any scene, to be honest.

What's done is done. I wish I was able to watch myself, as it would really help me develop as an actor. But I'm not brave enough. It's a difficult thing to do - looking at yourself as this utterly different person on a screen.

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About Eva Green

Quotes 89 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

I feel sick if I have to do something for the money. I can't breathe. I'm not proud of myself.

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I don't wear base, as I don't like to cover up my freckles, but I couldn't live without YSL Touche Eclat for hiding my under-eye circles. I love the smoky-eye look, so I use Dior's 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Night Dust and lashings of mascara. I finish with a dash of bronzer for a healthy glow.

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A film can be big or small - I have to just fall in love with it.

To connect with the character, the script, and the director. Sometimes they say to you, 'You should do that for your career; it's a big thing, people will go and see it,' but I wouldn't be able to, because my heart wouldn't be in it. I would drive people quite mad.

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There are a lot of people who want to be famous nowadays: singers, actors and, you know, it's like a roller-coaster. And when you are very sensitive - I'm very sensitive - you have to be very strong... You have to just not pay attention to the people who hate you, you know?

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The worst is when men try too hard, because it's not very masculine.

Your outfit has to look like 'Oh, I just grabbed that.' Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.

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I would love to play an unexpected character.

Really raw and simple and not a cliche - something rugged. People like to put actors in boxes.

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For me, acting is like a therapy. I can express myself fully when I am acting and have blood in my veins. Even when I'm not working, I'm always living in my own world, imagining characters.

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To help people in the third world get educated and learn how to read and write is so important. I mean it is such an important human right.

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I don't watch anything I'm in. Not even on set. I won't go over to the monitor to watch what we've just shot. It's too terrible. I think I'm just very self-conscious.

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When I'm not working I just like to be comfortable: I love black, nothing tight, no heels, no make-up - it's nice to be able to breathe!

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There are ways of doing stunts without me.

I get no pleasure putting my life in jeopardy just to get the shot. Life is too short for that nonsense.

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My father has always written with Mont Blanc pens. It's very chic and elegant and classic.

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I always start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon - I find it really cleanses and hydrates me. I have very sensitive, dry skin, so I have to be careful about what I put on my face. My must-haves are Dermalogica cleansing gel and L'Or De Vie Creme Riche by Dior, which is thick and nourishing.

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All my jewelry has stories.

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For me, working out is nothing to do with looks.

It's to let it all out - the stress, the self-consciousness - you think less; it makes you more centred.

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I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?

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My father is Swedish and my mother is French.

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I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke.

But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That's all.

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If I can avoid doing stunts, I will. I don't want to die just for a movie. It's not worth it.

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I hope I will not be typecast as a Bond girl for the rest of my life.

I'm very proud of being a part of the Bond family, but I don't want to be the sexy girl forever. I'm not meaning to complain, but I just want to be taken seriously.

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I'll need my whole lifetime to polish my craft.

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Traditional British desserts with lots of custard are my biggest weakness - I particularly love the puds at St. John restaurant in East London.

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I'm a dark blonde, yes. I dyed my hair blue, then black, when I was 14. I thought the colour was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don't think I'd ever change back unless it was for a film.

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It's very flattering to be remembered as a Bond girl with brains and not just for looking good in a bikini. I was a fan of Sophie Marceau in 'The World Is Not Enough.' I think her performance was very underrated.

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I didn't want to do 'Casino Royale' when they told me to audition.

I said no. Then they sent me the script, and I thought it was actually very interesting - and I had no other work at the time.

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A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors.

I think all directors should go to drama school.

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My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time.

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I don't want to be a Hollywood star. I just want to do my job and enjoy it. My aim is to find my true identity and to remain true to myself.

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At the end of the day, I choose something that makes my heart beat, that I can relate to, that's very complex, or human.

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I play the piano. I bought an upright piano that is actually electric, so I can practice my scales with headphones on and not make my neighbours' lives hell!

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I was born in Paris, and it's a beautiful place, but London feels like home.

I like the village feeling, I like running in the parks - even the food isn't as bad as it used to be.

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England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French.

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When people say 'You're so beautiful' it makes me want to kill myself! As an actress you want to be seen for what you do, for the characters you can play, otherwise I'd be a model.

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I think it's very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking.

Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it's wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.

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I'm very scared of water. When you don't see the water... I imagine monsters - stupid things.

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It's boring to be like everybody.

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There are not many good roles for women.

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