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Type: Actor
Nationality: Spanish
Date of Birth: 03/01/1969




 

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We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie.
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The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
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Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible.
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Celebrity is very weird.
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Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
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When I was doing Arenas dying of Aids, I watched Philadelphia 13 or 14 times, because I thought Tom Hanks was making good choices.
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This great imperialistic world called the United States has made us believe that an Oscar is the most important thing in the world for an actor. But if you think about it for five minutes you realise it can't be.
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The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something I even feel comfortable doing. It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person, even if I don't look it.
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I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making.
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But don't call me an actor. I'm just a worker. I am an entertainer. Don't say that what I am doing is art.
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I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
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I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make.
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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.
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All of the good movies are based on how that story was told. And you cannot do it with a bad script, that's for sure, no matter who.
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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.
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I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
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An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
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There are so many movies and it's a waste of time and a waste of money. Basically, movies are made with what it costs the external debt of all Africa.
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I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it's boring.
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You are always concerned about the makeup work, especially when you are going to do a character movie instead of an action movie.
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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.
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We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
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I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that's what counts.
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My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
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I don't know how to drive a car.
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