Talk:Jude Law

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Clean up[edit]

I removed the unsourced quotes, and the about section of the entry as these did not meet the inclusion criteria in my view. I do not think the remaining sourced quotes are remarkable, either, but are slightly better so I will leave them for now and do a VFD in a few weeks if no further improvement of the entry occurs. FloNight♥♥♥ 17:29, 20 October 2008 (UTC)


  • The reality is who you are in the morning. Fame is not the secret to happiness.
  • I don't want to do anything that I'm not passionate about.
  • I would never know how to sell myself as a sex symbol. That's not how I'm programmed.
  • [...] you go to the National with your parents and think: 'I'd love to be here.' And then suddenly you are. It's a dream come true.
  • I've always thought Prince Charming in Cinderella was the most boring role; I'd rather be the Wicked Witch.
  • Success, and even life itself, wouldn't be worth anything if I didn't have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me.
  • I have no problem with nudity. My friend Ewan and I are starkers in most of our films.
  • I honestly have no interest in celebrity whatsoever. If anything, I always cringe at it because it takes away from what I am, which is an actor who wants to be better and do better things.
  • I'm not a celebrity, I'm an actor.
    • Jude Law's answer to a paparazzi
  • I think it's a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor.
  • I told Anthony that if I play Dickie Greenleaf, I want to eat in the best restaurants and drink the best wines every night because he would
    • On his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Yeah, I got blown up, cut up...I remember actually, when I had to go the Ripley premiere which was happening at that time, I arrived with this huge gash in my head. Very cool, really.
    • About working on Enemy at the Gates
  • Matt [Damon] broke my rib! But I think I strained his neck, we got a little bit carried away.
    • About his injury during Dickie's death scene in The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Through one of those fantastical phone calls when your agent calls you and says 'Stephen Spielberg is on the phone, he wants to speak to you about his next film.' And once you've peeled yourself of the ceiling you go, *clears throat* Yeah, great.
    • About how he got the role of Gigolo Joe
  • I throw root vegetables at them.
    • About the paparazzi
  • We are in a very vain, very appearance-conscious world nowadays. But, you won’t get any answers. Wearing the right suit doesn’t necessarily make you happy.
    • On the importance of fashion.
  • Bosie [from the movie Wilde] was the first part I was ever offered, which I suppose is sort of an insult because he's just the nastiest bastard!
  • Well, I had to do a nude scene [in the play Indiscretions], and you're on stage naked but you get over it, you do whatever you have to do. But the first night, my character is just getting out of the bath, and the rest of the crew had poured in freezing cold water.
  • The truth is, one can work for another ten years and be playing parts, pushing yourself as hard as you can, and you are still accused of that. You're still tainted with that brush. I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.
  • I've always liked what Thomas More said in Utopia, which is that in Utopia every person is allowed their own lifestyle and religion but no one is allowed to stand on a soapbox and tell others that theirs is right. I thought that was brilliant. Brilliant.
  • The only film I ever made for money was something called Music From Another Room, which I really didn't like.
  • I had my 'Alfie' days in my late teens. Those years when suddenly you are legally allowed into bars and clubs, and the world, you realize, is offering itself to you. But, I would say if you look at my life, I was someone who always looked for commitment and that was in my makeup.
    • On his teen years.
  • I only want to do the kind of work that I would like to go and see, that's going to teach me something new, that involves working with people I can learn something from and I can give something to.
  • I never thought I had to forge a family, but it felt the most natural thing that ever happened to me - meeting someone and becoming a father.
  • There were two instances where the police were called for whatever reason to my old house and they sold the story, telling lies. The police were responding to phone calls that happened, but they were then coming out and creating an atmosphere, a drama, when actually nothing had happened; there were no charges pressed. But that's the High Court and then the police selling stories, so how are you going to live in a country and feel safe?
  • Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off.
    • People Magazine 3/26/01
  • It's not ideal for me that they come out all one after the other in four or five months. I did them all because I found them very different different kinds of films, different kinds of parts. And I hope people recognize the variety rather than the onslaught.
    • On Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, I Heart Huckabees, Alfie, Closer and The Aviator - within 6 months of each other. He actually did them in the last two years.
  • As a culture, the West has found itself in a strange, not battle of the genders, but battle in one's own gender. There's been so much equalizing that we've all kind of lost a little sense of who and what we're about, and a certain amount of definitions of who and what being a woman and being a man is about. It's almost like a murky middle ground that sometimes diffuses the definition and out of that has indeed spawned, in certain areas, misogynism.