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Daniel Craig

Craig in October 2015
Born (1968-03-02) 2 March 1968 (age 48)
Chester, Cheshire, England
Residence Primrose Hill, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Home town Liverpool, England
Spouse(s) Fiona Loudon (m. 1992; div. 1994)
Rachel Weisz (m. 2011)
Children 1

I'm definitely not satisfied about my career. I don't know how you can be, it's the very nature of things.
Daniel Craig
I'm not trying to be macho, I promise you.
I'm obsessive enough about getting fit, it's ridiculous. I'm 40 now, and I've got to stop doing it soon. I have to start getting fat and old!
Daniel Craig
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.
Daniel Craig
In many films, as many different characters, I've killed many different people.
Daniel Craig
I have never played a role in which someone's dark side shouldn't be explored.
Daniel Craig
I've done a lot of things in my life.
I have to be myself.
You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and 'behind the scenes,' and now it's a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.
Daniel Craig
I don't care about how much other actors get.
I used to think the press was a necessary evil and now I don't think it is. I think it's something you choose.
Daniel Craig
Revenge doesn't stop.
Even the worst Bond movies, there's something to love about them.
My mother gave me a real kick toward cooking, which was that if I wanted to eat, I'd better know how to do it myself.
Daniel Craig
There's no real side to be on because I think it was a mess.
In all good westerns, the good guy is always a little bit questionable because he kind-of has to make moral judgments.
Daniel Craig
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.
Daniel Craig
It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'
Daniel Craig
Good scripts are hard to find.
Things need shaking up politically, culturally.
I just wanted to play a cowboy for a long time.
I know what I like in other actors: truth. That's the best. It makes you say, 'OK, I'll go with you on this.'
Daniel Craig
I've never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it's just too many lines.
Daniel Craig
I was sick and tired of being an English actor who did a lot of American movies because I was cheap and good.
Daniel Craig
There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond – and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling.
Daniel Craig
I always wanted to make movies.
The days of the misogynistic Bond are sort of over.
You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me? Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all.
Daniel Craig
Suits are looked at more now as a business thing which is kind of a shame. If you're not wearing it just for work, you should try and trick it up a bit.
Daniel Craig
I know it's surprising, but there is a generation of people who haven't seen a Bond movie. They have no idea what it is. I want to entertain them as much as anyone else.
Daniel Craig
The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I'm one of the least competitive people you'll ever meet. Except with myself.
Daniel Craig
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.
Daniel Craig
I'm a really bad liar.
I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can't recreate.
Daniel Craig
I've always reverted to a sense of childhood, just in everyday life.
The subject matter is very tricky. It's about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it's a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians.
Daniel Craig
I think there's a lot to be said for keeping your own counsel.
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.
Daniel Craig
I just felt that you can't have a character fall in love so madly as they did in the last movie and not finish it off, understand it, get some closure. That's why the movie is called 'Quantum of Solace' – that's exactly what he's looking for.
Daniel Craig
I'm potentially worth a lot of money, but I've got to go and make something that's worth a lot of money.
Daniel Craig
Although I'm not from London originally: I moved down here when I was 16, so it's played a part in my life. It's where I've lived for all that time.
Daniel Craig
I can't go to war with paparazzi.
I've always loved to dress up a bit and show off.
I take my work seriously.
You get used to the rejection and you don't take it personally.
I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.
When you're making movies you've got to get obsessive.
I've been very lucky.
Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don't blow out of proportion, is very liberating.
Daniel Craig
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.'
Daniel Craig
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!
Daniel Craig
I've always retained my privacy, but now I protect it even more.
It's not like I go out there to be a sex symbol. I mean, it's nice of course – but embarrassing.
Daniel Craig
I had to have shoulder reconstruction.
The worst situation you can have in a thriller is a lead who looks like he can handle himself.
Daniel Craig
You've got to live your life, you've got to enjoy it.
Any voices or fantasies, he lives with. Those are his everyday life things.
Daniel Craig
I don't care what other people are doing.
I guess you could say I've been in my share of violent movies.
I take stuff because I'm inspired by it.
Anybody can leap off a building.
I've got to be high class... Which is sad, because I like bars.
I like going to the gym every day because I'm in physiotherapy every day.
Daniel Craig
Now, product placement, whichever way you look at it, whether you like it or you think it's disgusting, or whatever, it's what it is.
Daniel Craig
Look, I'm in love. I'm very happy.
There's a conscious decision to everything I do.
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.
Daniel Craig
If I wanted to make spy movies for the rest of my life, that would be one thing, but I don't want to just make spy movies.
Daniel Craig
The bad reviews get to me, believe me.
I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.
Daniel Craig
I don't say: 'can't do that', 'won't do that'. I've never thought in that way about work.
Daniel Craig
My family and friends treat me as they always have.
At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don't like that.
Daniel Craig
Intimate scenes on a movie set are just dry, bizarre things; people standing around.
Daniel Craig
You're creating new things in movies and people are going to steal them.
Daniel Craig
I love that my friends are all freaks.
There's always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours.
I want people to treat me as normally as they can. Anybody who doesn't, I feel awkward with.
Daniel Craig
I know in my life there's stuff that will come back because I haven't dealt with it, and it's the same with everybody.
Daniel Craig
I got through college.
I can't really dress rock 'n' roll any more because I'm the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.
Daniel Craig
I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business.
Daniel Craig
When you read a novel, your own imagery is the most important. It's what makes reading such a wonderful thing.
Daniel Craig
It's a Tim sandwich. The meat is fresh, but the bread is moldy.
There's more than one way to sense violence.
I never really had a strong accent.
As a kid, I kind of spent my life being amazed by being tricked. I love being tricked. I still love it today.
Daniel Craig
Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
Daniel Craig
He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you.
Daniel Craig
A secret is a secret in my mind.