Paul Bettany

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Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany

Before the baby was born, I was making 2-3 films a year and I won't do that any more because I need to bring up a child so it's the slower journey.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along.More Paul Bettany [05/20/2008 12:05:00]
But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God it's fantastic.More Paul Bettany [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more.More Paul Bettany [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was brought up Catholic. I'm lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I'm an atheist. I think religion does a lot for us but I can't quite believe it, alas... It's just a personal choice. I love the idea of heaven though. Who doesn't? It's lovely.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God its fantastic.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The world is split into two kinds of people, those who would go out for a drink with John Lennon, and those who`d choose Paul McCartney ... After the Beatles came back from India, Lennon wrote `Happiness Is a Warm Gun` and McCartney wrote `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da`. End of argument.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was brought up Catholic. I'm lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I'm an atheist.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didnt think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think language is the most important thing that human beings have ever accomplished, and the only thing that's really going to get us all out of the troubles that we find ourselves in.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a world of increasing grey areas, we are becoming more and more entrenched in black and white positions.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have no interest in movies that take you somewhere dark and leave you there, for no reason.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have an interest in giving people a cathartic experience, and making them look at homeless people differently, and making them question how they judge people, in general.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only way one can guarantee one's loyalty is love. Loyalty is beyond logic, really.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Logic doesn't really provide for loyalty. If your logic changes suddenly and things not make sense, you can alter your allegiance, but love stops you from being able to do that.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the old days when I first was coming up, you would turn up on set in the morning with your coffee, script, and hangover and you would figure out what you were going to do with the day and how you were going to play the scenes. You would rehearse and then invite the crew in to watch the actors go through the scenes. The actors would go away to makeup and costume and the director and the DP would work out how they were going to cover what the actors had just done.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I come down as an actor and my marks are already laid out on the floor - somebody else organized what I'm going to do. I think, why am I here? And why I'm here is to express the words with some sort of vague emotion and make them seem real. I wanted to go back to how it was before.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do feel that scripts get developed now to a point where they're sort of actor-proof. If the actor is not very good, the narrative still survives because it's all in the dialogue. Not to say there aren't great performances in English-language films, because there are every year, but the 1970s were awash with great performances, and I was wondering whether it had to do with the amount of space and the amount of responsibility given to the actors.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Actors can be many things - vain, venal, self-serving, obnoxious, bullies - but all of the good ones are great storytellers. I wanted to watch what my actors were doing and how they were telling the story.More Paul Bettany [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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