Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

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Author Profession: English actor
Born: January 31, 1970
Age: 46 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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I wouldn't change a thing about what I've done in the past because what may have been bad choices have all led me to this moment.

I don't know why my parents split up. I guess they just drifted apart, but I do know they stayed very good friends.

The Masonic aspect of Hollywood is so bizarre.

But I love filmmaking - I'm not ashamed of that. You're sort of vilified if you say that in England.

Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule.

As a single mum I have to work, so I'm grateful to have the help of a wonderful and trusted nanny like I had when I was young.

Babies are endlessly fascinating to look at and I'm obsessed about their complete and utter lack of guile.

I don't know how you would live in the world of Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston and being stalked. It's just brutal.

I waited a long time to have children because I had this career that was kind of like my kid, it required as much nurturing.

People seem to like this image of me being all boho and hippy. It's either that or I'm down on my luck, I've got no money, the work's dried up.

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things - to write, to play music, to paint, to cook.

I can set up shop anywhere. I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet.

I really fancy Harrison Ford. I've got to say I think he's really divine. He's, like, an older man, I guess, although he's not really that old, obviously. I don't want to offend him.

I'm never going to be comfortable being squished into a box, and that's why it's been weird in Hollywood, they don't know what to do with me, because I can play the game up to a point, but then I can't at all.

People go 'You look a lot like Minnie Driver.' Once I said, 'Thanks, Minnie is a great actress.' But, it blew up in my face. This person said, 'Nah, didn't like the last movie she did.'

What part of people is resistant to an artist doing more than one thing? Is it somehow perceived as greedy? Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things - to write, to play music, to paint, to cook.

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately.

I wouldn't go back and be 25 again for all the tea in China.

As an English actress constantly playing Americans, you already had to step way out of your box in that way.

Celebrity is a very tricky area to navigate.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

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