Facts about Ralph Fiennes

Occup.Actor
FromUnited Kingdom
BornDecember 22, 1962
Age61 years

Summary

Ralph Fiennes is a famous Actor from United Kingdom, he is 61 years old and still alive, born December 22, 1962.

Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by Ralph.

Related authors: Fiona Shaw (Actress), Rachel Weisz (Actress), Joseph Fiennes (Actor), Cate Blanchett (Actress), Noah Taylor (Actor), Gemma Arterton (Actress)

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38 Famous quotes by Ralph Fiennes

Small: You have to just dive over the edge. You havent got time to mess about
"You have to just dive over the edge. You haven't got time to mess about"
Small: If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film Id choose theater
"If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I'd choose theater"
Small: There is a tension in relationships between wanting to return to the womb, but also wanting to be free.
"There is a tension in relationships between wanting to return to the womb, but also wanting to be free. Because sometimes the woman's attentions can be overly maternal, and you want to go, 'Ahhhh!'"
Small: Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But its a profession in which
"Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it's a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually, in the end, you're not playing yourself"
Small: I dont plan a career. That doesnt work for me. I just have to go with my gut
"I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut"
Small: Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I dont go out there saying I want to do adaptatio
"Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don't go out there saying I want to do adaptations"
Small: I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. Its a big, big scene, but the
"I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations"
Small: As an actor, theres a bit of you thats decided you want to be looked at and watched, but theres a parad
"As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away"
Small: Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think Im playing myself. Its imagi
"Actors use who they are to be someone else, but I would hate to ever think I'm playing myself. It's imagining being someone else that is the key motivating thing for me. So when people want to know about me, it makes me a bit unnerved"
Small: The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second
"The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second"
Small: The film depends on the audiences belief in this relationship
"The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship"
Small: I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights
"I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights"
Small: I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about someth
"I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something"
Small: I cant go and shoot people in the back of the head because Its a kids movie, which is actually quite a
"I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head because It's a kids' movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven't got the overt threat of a knife in the face"
Small: Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur
"Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur"
Small: I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai
"I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai"
Small: Hes really sort of the devil. Hes completely emotionally detached. He has no empathy. You find that in
"He's really sort of the devil. He's completely emotionally detached. He has no empathy. You find that in psychopaths. It's about power with Voldemort. It's an aphrodisiac for him. Power makes him feel alive"
Small: Im sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do
"I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do"
Small: I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people the
"I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there"
Small: I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script
"I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script"
Small: I admire the world of the books and the characters that shes created, but Im not an addict of Harry Pot
"I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it"
Small: Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real
"Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real"
Small: It was just two energies between two people, you cant prescribe that
"It was just two energies between two people, you can't prescribe that"
Small: In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, theres a generic
"In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there's a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system"
Small: I couldnt get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could.
"I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym"
Small: Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, theyre tender. They have to
"Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent"
Small: Youre meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything
"You're meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything"
Small: When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when its packaged as the Night Out, then thats the
"When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when it's packaged as the Night Out, then that's the death of it"
Small: Kenya doesnt have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film
"Kenya doesn't have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film"
Small: I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes.
"I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research"
Small: Going to the movies was a big event in my youth. My father would be the initiator - hed have me put on
"Going to the movies was a big event in my youth. My father would be the initiator - he'd have me put on a jacket to see a film"
Small: And although Ive been very fortunate in the film work thats come my way, I need to get back to the stag
"And although I've been very fortunate in the film work that's come my way, I need to get back to the stage. If I'm away for a maximum of two years, I feel something's wrong"
Small: You feel yourself working to show something. Ive learned to distrust that feeling
"You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling"
Small: In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to
"In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time"
Small: I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it
"I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it"
Small: I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater
"I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both"
Small: I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing.
"I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things"
Small: I dont feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beli
"I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed"