• “The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That’s what I believe.”

• “I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.”

• “I love to mix it up. I love to keep doing different things.”

• “I’m not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.”

•“I’m not normally one to commit to a long-running series.”

•“My gardening skills are awful.”

•“I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don’t necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have to at least be human.”

•“Wow.”

•“Welcome to famine relief…”

•“Welcome to Briton…”

•“I think it’s the most successful bedding in of computer technology and people I’ve ever seen in a movie.”

•“Frank Miller was worried it would be tempered down; it wouldn’t be quite what he originally intended. Robert Rodriguez went to him and said, ‘I’m going to be incredibly faithful to your original material,’ shot a five-minute test. Frank said, ‘I’m in. Let’s do it.’”

•“Julia Roberts couldn’t be nicer”

•“often attracted to people with conflicts or flawed people because they’re more interesting. There’s something very attractive about playing an ordinary guy trying to cope with extraordinary things. He’s a flawed human being struggling.”

•“Nothing worth discussing? You were so close.”

•“They are not bad people trying to cheat on their spouses, but they are drawn together and they are flawed.”

•“I had a great time there. It’s a very lovely, cultural place. Great restaurants, great places to go. People were really lovely.”

•“A terrible thing happens and it’s a nightmare that begins and just seems to spiral out of control.”

•“I never saw it coming. You know, you very often read a thriller and you can see where it’s heading or things are spelled out too clearly or they’re so clever in their twist and turns that it’s all a bit contrived and you really don’t buy the situation.”

•“Don’t open the door!”

•“I was very keen on playing a victim,”

•“He’s a very inspired choice for a movie like this because he’s very specific and precise and he’s very psychologically clear, … And for a movie like this, which you could do very bombastically — a big, crash-bang-wallop thriller — you knew that he would pitch it so that everything would be very objective and clear.”

•“He’s a very inspired choice for a movie like this because he’s very specific and precise and he’s very psychologically clear. And for a movie like this, which you could do very bombastically — a big, crash-bang-wallop thriller — you knew that he would pitch it so that everything would be very objective and clear.”

•“Oh no, we definitely weren’t there together. In fact, much as I would have liked to, I didn’t even get to meet the guy. But I do understand that he was there at the show.”

•“I don’t think you necessarily identify and believe in the motifs of the character, but you have to want to play it and want to commit to the lines.”

•“One of the things I’m most proud of about my career is the fact I’ve managed to keep options open.”

•“You go back to those films of the ’40s and ’50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other, the wordplay. I think we’ve really lost that in movies.”