The action-movie genre is a very difficult one to get satiated in terms of your acting bits.

Each director maintains a different personality. Either you get along, or you don't.

My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.

I don't have to pitch movies. I'm no good at it!

When I was a kid, the people that used to push other people around, if someone whacked them, then they wouldn't be pushing people around again. But you can't really do that with adults.

It's great to play the hero. You get all the good stuff. You're in it all the way through.

Working with Sylvester Stallone is beyond a 'pinch yourself' moment. I remember growing up watching his films.

A lot of actors are frustrated because they want to do things that are different and test themselves. Character actors are always looking for something the opposite of what they did.

I want to work with Will Ferrell. I want to do, like, an action-comedy with him. How do I get the project for that? It's killing me. I've got all these great ideas, and the hardest thing is getting the material, the screenplay, you know.

I'm sure everyone that has ever done an action movie has just drooled over how full of talent Bruce Lee was and how unique he was.

Take a martial art or a sport, something that gives you a skill, engages the body, and allows you the possibility of being great - or at least being active. You'll find your confidence. Without it, you're nothing. It's the remedy for everything.

I'm not as big a soccer fan as people might imagine, being British.

I love westerns. It's guys being guys. There's no room for frilly stuff.

'The Bank Job,' for me, was a great opportunity for me to do some good acting, you know?

Once you expose your private life, if you give one little bit, the floodgates are open and everyone's got a free range for you.

The best things in life sometimes happen spontaneously.

When I go to the cinema I watch all different kinds of films.

London and L.A. are two opposites - I like the difference.

I like crime thrillers. I like heist movies.

Usually, if you've got a great script, everything falls into place.

I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.

I've just got a really bad smile. I go for the scowl instead.

As an actor, you work to the script: that's our main priority. But you have to be aware and look around for things that help you bring that little bit extra, that touch of realism that rams the point home.

A franchise is dictated on the success of doing one film right, so if you can get it done correctly, you've got a chance of something else, but sometimes it just doesn't work that way. Ideally, it's insurance for the future; if you can do something, if you can find a character that people really do like, then you're very lucky.

People like 'Crank,' some people like 'Redemption.' I'm just happy to do things that satiate a different part of me, that test me a little bit.

You only get one shot in your life, and you might as well push yourself and try things.

I love getting dressed up in a suit because I don't do it all the time.

Jet was very busy. I've been inspired by a lot of his movies.

I'm into all things German. Everything that I own is German. As far as cars go, anyway.

Whatever you do, do it to the extreme.

If we want to talk about the movies that have made an impact in what I do in the action realm - Bruce Lee in 'Enter the Dragon.' I've watched that countless times.

Yeah, I'd make a decent Bond. But it'd be very, very different if I did it.

I love to get behind the wheel and get competitive.

There's a voice in all of us, and you can only get expressive through words. There's a limit to what you can do without speaking.

The Rock is the Rock, you know? He's the ultimate athlete, the professional man with precision. And you want precision from a 270-pound living, walking brick wall.

I suppose that's the European way, dangerous and hairy.

If you're going to do something, do it with style!

With 'The Expendables,' you have such a brilliant mess of the greatest action stars of all time, so you're in for the ride with those people.

Look at someone like Edward Norton. A truly phenomenal actor. He's definitely went to school and trained.

And if people come up and say they like the movies you're in, it's a great compliment.

I know, a lot of the films I've done, it's obvious I'm going to beat up six guys and just walk out the door. There's not a lot of motivating factors - it's just action for the sake of action.

I've never had an acting lesson in my life. I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing.

People love stories about the mafia: 'The Godfather,' 'American Gangster.'

Just because the rest of the people in Hollywood don't do their stunts doesn't mean I don't.

The movie style of fighting is completely exaggerated with over-the-top movements. You'd get completely hammered if you fought like that in a real fight situation.

I go to this gym full of stunt men. There aren't any TVs or treadmills there. This is a spit-and-sawdust kind of place. It has a lot of great training aids - trampolines and bags and every weapon ever invented to do harm to a human being. If you want to know how to throw a knife, it's great.

I love people who have a good sense of humor, tell a good story, tell a good joke.

A bespoke shirt is one of the true luxuries that you can acquire. There's nothing better than a fitted shirt. Once you've picked up your first one, you'll never stop buying them - providing you can pay for it.

I do like a lot of the '70s movies. I love Charles Bronson in 'Hard Times.' All my favorite movies where ones from yesteryear. The '70s was a good era. I love all those.