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I think I'm rather young and sprightly, but then you see pictures of yourself and think, 'Who is that old man?' and I realise I'm not as young as I thought I was.
I'm such a chronic relativist, I can't hold down a strong opinion about many things long enough.
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
I'm quite proud of some of the films I've done, but less for the acting than for the fact that they're unpretentious and entertaining. I'm proud of having made unpretentious choices.
I'm a terrible vacillator; I can be sure of something one day and change my mind the next.
As it is, I have a limited range as an actor - light comedy. I have never been a fan of romantic comedies, and yet that is what I have ended up mostly doing.
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
Japanese women have always loved my films, even when no one else did. Ever since I made 'Maurice' in the 1980s, I've been getting hundreds of letter from Japanese girls. They definitely have a special place in my heart.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
I think that's the whole point of Bridget Jones. It's all about that it's okay to fail.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.
I have no doubt that I'd be a marvelous father. Maybe not when they're tiny, but when they're a little bit older, I think I'd be rather good.
When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric.
I look at life and I see some very happy relationships, but I also see the vast majority as not being that happy.
I'm very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.
I don't particularly like babies. I don't mind them for about four minutes. That's my max. After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about.
Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment.
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