Do people really think that about my nose? I spent my whole life hating it, so it's amusing that people like it!
Tolkien was, I believe, writing about his experience in the First and Second World Wars, where he would have spent a lot of time without any female contact. He was part of the fellowship of men who went to war, and I think, really, that's what he's writing about.
People like continuity, and the good old cliffhanger every week is something they enjoy. I enjoy it - I don't want to dip into just one episode when I turn on the TV.
I don't think actors need to go on pedestals. I don't buy it.
I have a visual mind, so when I read a book, I get an instant picture in my head and it's very clear.
There are many countries who have traditionally sponsored terrorism. Iraq is one, though it appears the majority of the terrorism committed by Saddam Hussein is on his own citizens. Iran in this regard. Syria, with their close support of Hezbollah, is noteworthy in this respect.
You fight for certain roles, and you realise they're being filled by television and film actors, because theatre is constantly fighting for survival and they need names and faces and ticket sales.
I'm not interested in building wealth, which is kind of naive and probably frowned on, living in America. It's something that people don't necessarily understand, but if I die poor, I die poor.
I come from very conservative parents, and we weren't particularly wealthy, but we were comfortable.
I didn't become an actor because I thought I'd make lots of money.
The campaign against terrorism is going to be global and it's going to be long and there's reason to expect there will be difficulties along the way.
It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with.
I think my fighting skills have certainly been improved by working with Peter Jackson.
I've never been that cute kid that was forgiven for being naughty.
Small, slow growth is the best I expect from an investment. I'm a real saver: frugal - like my parents.
Secretary Clinton has dramatically changed the face of U.S. foreign policy globally for the good. But I wish she had been unleashed more by the White House.
I have been to the theater more since I have lived in New York than I ever really did in London working on a television show.
Adults will not necessarily laugh at the same thing as their children.
My instruction to my parents is that I would rather they enjoy their retirement than leave me anything when they go. I am much happier watching them enjoying life.
We've had Saudis and Jordanians and Pakistanis who have - and Syrians - who have been involved in armed attacks against coalition forces in Iraq.
I don't know if, at the end of the day, how brave Saddam Hussein would be if he were stripped of his bodyguards and everything else.
I've become one of those actors who find it difficult to say 'no' when things are offered.
When I told my mom I was going to audition for 'The Hobbit,' she said, 'Well, you've always loved Tolkien.' And she was right.
I'm probably not very good at rom-com, being funny on demand; I'll leave that to the comedians.
I suppose I'm a bit mean. My face on camera doesn't lend itself to happy nice guys. I think it's just that my bone structure looks menacing.
I think that internal conflict works very well, because, after all, all the best drama is fuelled by conflict.
I'm a late developer in everything. I have a fast mind and fast metabolism, and I'm an intense worker, but in terms of life development, I'm way behind.
I think what Osama bin Laden does is to take the fact that some peoples lack hope and lack opportunity, and twist it to his own ends.
We know that after September 11, there were still terrorists around. We do get continuing information that they're intent on causing some damage and harm to not only U.S. interests but allied interests.
I went into musical theatre, which I'm not really cut out for - I'm not as skilled at it as other people.
I never like to go out of character when filming starts. I fear that if I do, I might not be able to pick it up again.
I try to keep at a non-obsessive level of fitness. It's not about looking great, it's about just feeling good. So I do a lot of yoga. Bikram just blows my mind. It's mental as well as physical; if I don't train, I get very depressed.
I'm not a massive fan of 3D. I've seen some good 3D, and I've seen quite a lot of bad 3D. I think if a film is created for the shock effect of 3D, then it's a certain type of film that I'm not massively bothered about.
To survive in a profession like this, you have to have absolute discipline and commitment, and I did not quite have it for musical theater.
The narrative that Peter Jackson has put into 'The Battle of the Five Armies,' it stands alone as a film. Rather than just finishing off the story, it's like a whole new adventure all of its own. I'm very excited about it.
I think that although we say we don't want to be the policeman of the world and et cetera, when 911 is dialed, it's the United States that has to answer the call.
Let's face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration.
You can't reject anything in your life as an artist. Everything has its use.
I feel like my imagination was crafted by Tolkien. He seemed to tap into that childhood intrigue of secret doors and hidden worlds.
Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age.
I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.
U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.