Take time to enjoy the flight - read a good book, watch a film, catch up on emails and sleep.

If you were to ask everyone what 'Hamlet' was about, they might say, "It's about a prince, and he says, 'To be or not to be.'"

I was an angry, angry child at times.

Fear is not a friend of mine. But it's something to have a healthy awareness of.

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.

I'm not interested in celebrity.

Talk about your problems. There's no need to feel shy. It's always good to talk about issues that concern you.

Elves are cool, man.

I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version.

Now my favourite pastime is to take a bath with my son.

I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.

The philosophy of Buddhism is connected to everything. So it probably does have some connection with acting, yes.

I think that its easy to think of the environment as all doom and gloom and that, 'What can we do, it's too late. And the polar bears are gone, and everything is gone.' But really, just the little steps that we can make as individuals make a big difference.

I have a personal little routine that I do in my dressing room just to kind of get myself mentally prepared to go on stage, and part of that is a poem that I read to myself.

I wish I could just be in the movies and still enjoy everything else like a normal person.

I've lived a very nomadic life, which I enjoy.

I have good spacial awareness, and I'm pretty comfortable with a sword.

I'm old-school English, so I suppose I'm quite protective - especially of time. Now that I'm a father, every moment is precious.

Would I like to direct? Maybe one day.

I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.

I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.

You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script.

The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage.

Mark Ruffalo is just an amazing guy and an amazing director.

I went to Antarctica on a science research boat just to sort of clear my head.

I came out of drama school thinking I'd do some theatre, maybe some television, and maybe, someday, a film.

A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.

Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference.

Low budget movies make lots of money.

Pilates is great.

The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?

I don't want to be a pretty boy.

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.

Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, 'You make your own luck.'

I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.

If you think of the ice caps as the fridge of our planet, if your fridge at home died, the food you eat would go rotten, and you'd starve.

I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'.

Sofia Coppola is wonderful, and I'd love to work with her.

I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic.

You see movie stars advertising all sorts of things today for whatever reason. And it may be that it affords them the luxury to do smaller movies or to go and do a play. Because, otherwise, you have to keep doing movies where you get paid millions and millions of dollars to maintain a certain lifestyle.

Actors don't really get into their stride until they're in their late 30s and 40s.

The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it.

My childhood was kind of complicated. I have an older sister, but my father, my mother's husband, died when I was four years old. So I only had my mum and sister, really.

I bungee-jump, skydive, surf and snowboard.

Legolas in 'Lord Of The Rings' was sent as a bridge from his people into the world of dwarves and humans and wizards and everything else.

When you're young and you're in love and it doesn't work out - it hurts.

Life is going to unfold as it should because life always does.

Be comfortable. I think if you're comfortable, you exude confidence, and that leads to good style.