I'm potentially worth a lot of money, but I've got to go and make something that's worth a lot of money.
We agreed to do it when I was drunk at his house one night, then on the day I had to have four large brandies - they didn't touch the sides at all. People just got on with it though. It didn't gather a crowd!
I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.
I've always loved to dress up a bit and show off.
I didn't want to do a zoo show. I didn't want to do a study of someone with mental illness. I just wanted to show someone who was trying to live their life.
You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me? Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all.
Even the worst Bond movies, there's something to love about them.
Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the 'Thomas Crown Affair'. It's, it's, I don't know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It's the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it's not.
As soon as someone tells me: 'You're rather sexy,' I wish I could disappear. If somebody says: 'You were voted the world's sexiest man,' I have no idea what that means. How do I respond? 'Thank you' is the best you can do. George Clooney is the world's sexiest man, anyway.
You get used to the rejection and you don't take it personally.
The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: 'I could've been Bond. Buy me a drink.' That's the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: 'I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.'
You've got to live your life, you've got to enjoy it.
Revenge doesn't stop.
It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape.
As a kid, I kind of spent my life being amazed by being tricked. I love being tricked. I still love it today.
There's always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours.
The truth is, I don't have any problem with journalists - I count some of them as friends - also some of my heroes are journalists, I'm a big fan of Robert Fisk - great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what's right.
I don't care what other people are doing.
I was sick and tired of being an English actor who did a lot of American movies because I was cheap and good.
The worst situation you can have in a thriller is a lead who looks like he can handle himself.