I've led a career of having to take work to see my family, over picking and choosing, instead of 'I need food on the table and I don't know how I'm going to pay the mortgage.'

I love life and if there's something that I'm playing that I love, I'll research it.

Everything has technique to it. So if there's something you wanna try out, I think it's always good to get a trainer or listen to people who know what they're doing.

Swimming can be boring. To me, it's like going on a treadmill.

After 'Game of Thrones,' having a character like that, that's like the pinnacle of your career.

I'm kind of ADD in that sense where if I start liking something, I'll just learn it to the absolute max.

I do love horses, but I'd rather be on motorcycles.

I'm one of those freaky people that actually reads books.

You paint something, and it's yours. It's your heart up on the wall.

I'm a big softie.

When I found out more about the Maori culture, I fell in love with it, and with the people, too.

We don't own a TV. My kids are always outdoors.

I'm just gonna make art myself. I have a lot of ideas of things I wanna do and really talented people and friends I'm around, so we decided to make our own thing and set out to do it.

I've been fascinated with Maori culture since I was a kid.

I get up at 5 A.M., and I train hard. I've got two young children, so I have to get up early. But I like it.

There's a lot of things I would definitely go to bat for in Hawaii. I've been all over that stuff. If someone told me to be quiet about that because of my profession, no. That's my people.

I haven't been an actor who's been able to pick and choose roles, and being a family man, it's been about putting food on the table.

I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control. Now, I'm more focused.

Iowa is an amazing place. But I didn't have much race around me. I was definitely not like everyone there.

I'm a huge art buff.

I got called 'pretty boy' my whole life.

I saw Frank Frazetta's art, and it seared on my memory. I love his paintings. They're so amazing.

Morning is when I do all my best work.

There's a bunch of stuff I want to learn. Instead of waiting around on set all day, I'd rather be learning something cool.

Emilia Clarke is someone I'm very close to, like a sister, and I love her very much.

When I got 'Stargate: Atlantis,' I said, 'Man, I'd love to be on HBO.'

Me and my son got pictures on the Batmobile. I'm a big kid.

Anyone who spends time on the road knows there's something special about being in the middle of Utah or Nebraska - you sit with it, and there's a peace about it. You can go left or right, and it opens up all kinds of doors. You take your own path.

Both my parents are artists, so that just makes me look at everything slightly different. I listened to different music; I dressed differently. So I kind of grew up without following the pack.

I always loved samurai movies, and I wanted to incorporate that whole level of elegance and just the code of the samurai to 'Conan.'

My children aren't normally allowed to watch a lot of things that I'm in.

I'm half Hawaiian and the haka is a very sacred thing, something your family teaches you - my father taught me.

If you're too disciplined, it can mess up your mind. You need to have that treat for yourself.

I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you'll be fine.

My son loves swords and shields and dragons.

I'm not a big fan of just doing weights. Anything more physical is infinitely better.

I did 'Batman v Superman' for one or two days.

If you're in a small town somewhere and you can go and visit Paris, you can go to the top of Everest, that's just cool. It's worth it because you become more educated in something.

I don't think a lot of people are calling me to play doctors and lawyers, which is fine with me. I can put a suit on, but I don't really like to.

I just love stories, and I love movies, learning and seeing the world. Growing up in Iowa, it was like, you wanna see the world? Movies can help you do that.

I grew up rock climbing.

I want it to be the greatest thing I ever do: make good humans.

There's nothing I've ever worked on that beat 'Game of Thrones' - that's a 10-hour movie; they put a lot of money in it.

When I did play team sports, I was into soccer and hockey. I loved hockey. And then rock climbing became the thing that got me out of Iowa, and I traveled the world for rock climbing. I really loved the, I guess you would say, dirtbag lifestyle of not eating much and traveling the world and slipping into different cultures and just observing.

When I'm by myself, I'm really cool and nice to everyone, but then the whole paparazzi thing? If you see me with my kids, I change.

I couldn't get a job to save my life. That's why I wrote 'Road to Paloma.' That got into Sundance and got into that scene, and that's how I got the role in 'The Red Road.'

I love carbs, but denial is good training for the mind.

I watch action movies, and you don't remember when Jason Statham does a kick or punch. It's character trait stuff you remember.

I'm an early riser. I work out really hard. I push myself; I get my job done, and at the end of the day, there's a Guinness waiting for me.