I got kicked out of school, drank way too much and really I’ve done every bad thing you could imagine. I do hope my kids will do it better one day.
I'm a good role model to them because I show them how a young man definitely should not behave
The scent of a flower! I used to hit the bottle whenever I felt overwhelmed, now I sniff on flowers.
"I'm in no hurry to get anywhere. I don't have any plans. I don't have a map. If you did in this business, you'd destroy yourself.”
“I couldn't care less about who sees my bits... My friends asked how I could do scenes like that and not get excited, but it wasn't like that. My bits looked the size of a cashew nut!”
I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.”
“It's not that I'm stupid. I just don't think sometimes.”
(about marriage) "I'll try anything once, twice, three times a lady."Yeah, I mean, I would never cancel out anything and I would never say never. You know, it wasn't exactly a horrible experience. I had a great year with her (ex wife Amelia Warner)."
(about childhood)Fantastic. I had a really great time. But mine was just like anyone else's. I went to school, I hated it. I got into a little bit of trouble. I drank, I kissed girls, I played football and I had a great time
(about his family) "Family is the most important aspect in my life. Without the love and support I receive from them, I don't know where I'd be."
(about his son James and fatherhood) "I'm going to make sure he gets place to life, a good school, all of that. And I'm going to make sure he knows that his dad loves him."
(on the girl that will interest him) "The usual obvious bullshit. Sense of humour, a bit of danger, good fun. A good heart is a really sexy thing."
(about his son James and fatherhood)"There are things I may have done before my son was born that I won't do anymore."
(about his love with Amelia Warner)"I was madly in love. Jesus, it was a whole thing. I asked her to marry me. I had a ring. There was a time I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with this girl. That time didn't last that long, and that was that."
(about his son James and fatherhood)"It's the most gorgeous, gorgeous thing. He's just my friend. He's a little human who can't quite speak and say what he wants yet and it's wonderful. I adore him. For me, fatherhood is the ultimate success."
(about Russian language)"It's beautiful and it's hard. There's a sense of hardship, and I say that with absolute humility and lack of judgment. It's a beautiful language and it gave me my version of it in the film, wherever I got to in the journey of getting there, brought me as close to the character as any other bit of research or any other contemplation of his background."
I don't care what people think about me
Anything I am and anything I hope to be, I have my mom to thank. Family Circle, 4-18-06
It kind of went downhill, I was smoking a bit of reef. You know, you roll your first joint, drink your first beer and discover the girls and, well, that was it. I loved football, but I couldn't make the training any more - on his football aspirations as a youth
I work my arse off. I'm never late, ask anyone. I'm only 27. I don't feel like a big star. I feel neither the pressure nor the grandeur of my situation, you know. I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.
I think I was 8 or 9 when I had a f*cking mad thing for Marilyn Monroe. I used to leave Smarties, the Irish equivalent of M&M's, under my pillow with a little note saying, 'I know you're dead, but these are very f*cking tasty, and you should come have a few. I won't tell anyone.'
It's not that I'm stupid. I just don't think sometimes.
(on physical training for film roles) "I find it the most tedious waste of life. It's so boring. I'd prefer to be sitting in a pub with a few strangers talkin' shit than looking at myself in the mirror runnin' on the treadmill."
It all goes back to (Joel Schumacher). I wouldn't have done Phone Booth (2002) without him. I wouldn't be doing Hart's War (2002). I probably wouldn't have done American Outlaws (2001) if he hadn't picked me out of obscurity. I've worked, but not at the level or people I'm working with now if he hadn't taken a chance on an Irish kid playing a Texan.