Simon Baker

Simon Baker


Author Profession: Australian Actor
Born: July 30, 1969
Age: 47 years old
Birth Sign: Leo


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My life is pretty hectic, but I'm really into it.

I am very straight-forward and direct. If I disagree with something, I say something about it.

Well, capitalism is going to grow and grow. The nature of it is that the guy who has the most poker chips on the table has more leverage than everyone else. He can eventually outbluff everyone else and outraise everyone else at the table. That's what has happened and it needs to be corrected.

I would love to do a rom-com, but they are not good - good and successful doesn't equate to the same thing.

I cut my own hair most of the time. You just do it all by feel.

I've always been a shy person.

There's more of a family connection when you're working on a TV show. That's not to say that you don't make great connections when you're working on films, but it's different unless you're there working every day.

When I have to play the same role every day, I have the flexibility to play the character in so many different ways. It's almost like playing five different roles.

As a kid I was always a bit of a clown, a performer.

A shot is only as every as good as how well it tells the story.

French are what they are without excusing themselves to be.

I need some challenges in love or I'm bored.

I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.

In general, the problem in a relationship is when the couple stagnate.

The French have the reputation of being arrogant. I don't think it's arrogance but a certain authenticity.

Time goes a lot quicker when the work is a lot more enjoyable.

I've seen the odd tarot reader and had my palm read in various countries and explained to me in many strains of broken English. Did I believe a word? To be honest, I didn't understand much, but I loved watching the presentation.

Sometimes the intensity and the grind of doing television can wear you down, but at the same time there's something about the repetition, the sheer mass of work that you do that's also liberating.

Every TV show is a crapshoot, really. But every once in a while, a show gets anointed as 'the show.'

I do have a lot of Australian friends.

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them. Sigourney Weaver

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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