The spy genre is something which, as a fan of movies, a movie geek myself, I just love that cinematic joy that they bring.

I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife Cassie as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon.

I love the intimacy and the passion and the danger that go into independent filmmaking. Because it comes out of a creative necessity. It comes from people who really want to make a movie and want to make a difference and want to grab an audience by the gullet and show them something different.

Some people think my singing is superb. But they're mainly on strong medication and not allowed out much.

The life of an actor lends itself to emotion, and yet you have to be tough as old boots to stay at the table.

I've been identified with James Bond or Thomas Crown for so long; suave, elegant, sophisticated men in suits. it's like you've been giving the same performance for 20 years.

Be good to people, be kind to people, show up, read the lines, hit the mark, and go home.

My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split.

I don't see myself as the Hunk of the Month.

I realise how precious life is, probably because I've seen how it can be taken away.

My wife loves Roger Moore.

You want to believe in leaders, really believe in leaders. You want what they are saying to be truthful, and you want to trust them.

Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.

I always wanted to do a Western.

I think that genetically we're programmed to battle each other.

Love cannot burn constantly.

I left school at 15 feeling fairly useless and not really up to scratch in my education. And I still suffer sometimes from that lack of education.

I love 'Maxim,' actually. It's very cool.

Sometimes, I wonder where my place in this town called 'Hollywood' is - and that can give you a really dull headache.

The Danish filmmakers are a unique breed of filmmakers, with the Dogme films and Lars von Trier.

I've had my face sliced open one day. Stunt man went one way, and I went the same way and had a few stitches.

Love means that everything is right with the world. Love and only love. Love means that you are content within your own heart and in the presence of the person that you love, who fills your day and makes you stronger and wiser, and gives you the confidence to go out into the world. Love is just the most beautiful, joyous feeling.

Turning 60 had an impact on my heart and soul, I must say, because you're dealing with time: past, present, and future. You suddenly realize you've come down the road quite a ways.

There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies.

I think Indian women are very beautiful. They have a sense of elegance and innocence.

In 1981, I borrowed 2,000 pounds - a lot of money back then - paid 50 quid for a seat, packed my own sandwich, and hopped on a plane to America. It was a mighty leap, but one that paid off. A week later, I got a job called 'Remington Steele.'

I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.

This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful.

I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.

There's always been product placement in Bond movies.

I think if Roman Polanski had asked me to do the phone book, I would have said, 'Yes.'

I'd been brought up on... American TV: 'Lou Grant,' 'Starsky & Hutch;' 'Gilligan's Island.'

There are a lot of funny things that happen in one's life.

Clive Owen would be a fantastic James Bond. Any man who does it will have to weigh his odds - whether he can get in and get out.

I had a theatre company years ago when I was a young man, and we would do street theater. This guy did a workshop one day on fire eating, and I participated, and it was just one of those party tricks that you learn. My last endeavor doing that was with the Muppets, back in 1995 or something like that. And I haven't done it since.

There's nothing like working with the best actors possible, and if you have a piece of material like, 'Long Way Down' or 'Love Punch,' which allows you to play, then it's just a joy to go to work.

That's it. I've said all I've got to say on the world of James Bond.

Being a father is a huge responsibility but a satisfying one.

When it comes to whaling, Iceland is an international outlaw. Years of global negotiations and declarations have failed utterly to end its illegal slaughter of whales. It's time to send Iceland a message it can't ignore: trade sanctions.

Being an actor in Hollywood involves lots of things beyond acting. Charm really helps.

I know what it's like to be famous. It's good money and it's great fun. A real kick in the pants. People wave at you and smile at you. You get great tables in restaurants. They send you gifts - beautiful clothes and cars.

You're always going to have to prove yourself, because acting is such a capricious game.

I love the ukulele. It's got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There's something innocent and romantic, and it's just a grand instrument to play.

I'd love to do 'The Expendables.' It's just a kick in the pants.

I always keep thinking, 'The next role - that's going to be the one that's really going to define me and show them all. I'll transform and disappear, and it will be a revelation.'

The word 'star' doesn't mean an awful lot to me. 'Good actor' and having the respect of one's peers means more.

When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.

I'm very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life.

I have said to my agents, 'I want to work. I want to play character roles.'