And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
And what's more I've got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.
It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.
I'm not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard.
Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let's calm down. It's not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.
Imagination creates some big monsters.
It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.
I never analyze why I was with one woman instead of another.
I'll always be a foreigner.
If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English?
It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer, so I quit.
Love is based on imagination.
But when you work with the director and the real person who is playing opposite you, it changes everything. You are almost in a working session. I was very comfortable, and that's maybe what helped me to get the part.
If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors.
Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it.
Also, I have found that I really like to work in English. It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite of what I thought it would be like.
But what I really like are old Hollywood movies. Very often I watch AMC.
I always say I was born too late in the world, too old.