You have a handkerchief, put it in your pocket.— Jude Law
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I'm only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry.
I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner.
I sometimes shy away because I don't want to be too 'showy-offy' but the older I get I think, 'You have a handkerchief, put it in your pocket.'
Women like bad boys…Being a good boy never worked for me.
In a weird way, it’s kind of a relief to think, ‘Oh, I know I’m not that young sort of pretty thing anymore.’ It’s quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it.
There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good.
I suppose that some days I wake up I have to wake up and be responsible, reliable and down to earth, and some days I don't.
The greatest gift an actor can have is not revealing who he is but through the parts he plays. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone wants to know everything all the time and I think it takes away part of the fun of acting that we have to go through that all the time.
I've always liked what Thomas More said in Utopia, which is that in Utopia every person is allowed their own lifestyle and religion but no one is allowed to stand on a soapbox and tell others that theirs is right. I thought that was brilliant. Brilliant.
I would never know how to sell myself as a sex symbol. That's not how I'm programmed.
I'm a massive comic book fan. I was buying weekly installments of "The Watchmen", and "From Hell", and "Parallax" and "Johnny Nemo". I was a huge comic book fan as a kid and I still am. Me and my youngest son are both comic book nerds together; make models and stuff.
I honestly have no interest in celebrity whatsoever.
If anything, I always cringe at it because it takes away from what I am, which is an actor who wants to be better and do better things.
It was the shaving that bothered me the most.
I'm not a great fan of shaving and I had to be really clean-shaven, hands, head, hairline, all the fluff off my face, everything except my eyebrows, so this sheen, this kind of polish they used on me, would stick.
I've always thought Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' was the most boring role;
I'd rather be the Wicked Witch.
There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]
I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names;
I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.
I'm not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I've done it's pretty obvious I'm not going to make a 'Mission: Impossible.'
I hadn't read or heard a lot about [Tom] Wolfe until I read this script, and in that way I think it was really clever to write a piece about him instead of Max Perkins,[Ernest] Hemingway, [John] Fitzgerald, or others that people have strong opinions of already.
You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes.
Then I got used to the fact that I couldn't feel my fingers and my feet. That for me was the essence of the battle.
I never thought I had to forge a family, but it felt the most natural thing that ever happened to me - meeting someone and becoming a father.
The truth is, one can work for another ten years and be playing parts, pushing yourself as hard as you can, and you are still accused of that. You're still tainted with that brush. I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law'.
You are [as an actor] aware that you don't want to repeat stuff, but you want to use what has worked. But you don't want to be accused of just going over the old thing, you know? You want it to start growing a little bit more.
When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard.
In a way it was like washing your laundry in public and, yep, there you go, you've seen my underwear. And now I feel like there's nothing left, you've seen it all and I can get on.
[Tom] Wolfe's books offered a whole new world to step into, and whilst at times you could accuse him of being somewhat long-winded, he had an incredible quality of prose and a bravery of writing from the heart. He believed in being autobiographical at all times.
The other nice thing about the robes is that they keep you cool in the summer, and we were filming sometimes in Rome, where it was sometimes over 100 degrees.
My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off.
Rafferty [Law] plays three or four instruments.
He is very gifted. Whereas I pick instruments up and kind of stare at them and go, "I can't ever possibly play this." And I don't!
I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids.
.. Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see.
It's interesting to see how people bring different things to them.
I think it comes down to the universal appeal of the Holmes-Watson that they can keep being discovered in different ways.
If you want to change who you are, you have to change what you do.
I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.
There is something nice about wearing the same thing everyday, having that go-to.
If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction.
The only film I ever made for money was something called 'Music From Another Room', which I really didn't like.
I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future.
I think the message of peace is for everyone.
When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really.
You can't spend your life apologizing.
I only want to do the kind of work that I would like to go and see, that`s going to teach me something new, that involves working with people I can learn something from and I can give something to.
Personally speaking there's only so long you can go from film to film to film.
There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.
London is my home... I know what's right and wrong here, and it's nice to have somewhere familiar to go back to.
I don't want to do anything that I'm not passionate about.
Every so often you get to play wonderful characters maybe at the wrong time in your life. Sometimes, you get to play terrible characters at a really great time in your life. Sometimes, the right character comes along at the right time.
I'm pretty certain that if there is a will there is a way.
There are always seasons to a career and perhaps always the grass is often greener, you're often looking at other people's careers going, "Damn, they get all the good roles. Why didn't I read that? Why didn't they ask me to do that?"
Look, how many stories have I broken? Hundreds. How many have proved to be untrue? There isn't one.
I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit.
And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general.
Making an effort is polite, and getting ready and looking after yourself makes an event more fun.