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I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
People have been born in refugee camps and they are getting tired of that.
We live in a world of denial, and we don't know what the truth is anymore.
I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.
The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier.
Many people out there don't have a choice in choosing their friends and the people they're being manipulated by. Thank God, I have that choice. I can use my judgment and choose.
When you know people are really at peace with who they are and what they do, they collaborate and want to help you to improve.
I don't know how to drive a car.
Imagine the situation between Israel and Palestine. It's such a big mess. You can be on one side or the other. But what's clear is that there's an urgent need for a solution there and that's been dragging on for so long.
Life is not perfect.
I don't believe in stereotypes. Most of the time, stereotypes are just that.
I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.
I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
I'm a great believer in stunt doubles. They do an amazing job.
I'm happily married.
I've always said I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino.
I do a job and am lucky enough to do a job that I love, but it is a hard one. I'm not saying it is as hard as working in a coal mine, but it is still difficult in a different way. Sometimes you have to go through very strong emotional journeys and then come back to yourself. And that can be difficult to control.
When you put gas in your car you are making a political statement, because you are supporting the empires that control and continue the destruction of some countries.
The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
The middle and working classes are paying the debt that the financial markets created.
I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera.
Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?'
Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected.
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