Quotes by: Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje

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I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
When a child wants to be accepted, he'll do anything. And if it means you're getting a certain amount of notoriety from a fight, that's what you'll do.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Well, filming in Hawaii, you know, is a blessing. It's one of the most beautiful places on this planet. It has a very mystic energy which informs you as an actor.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
The only way you can influence your fate is to put your soul into your performance and hope it registers with the audience.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I just want to keep the diversity and the options open. In terms of what I'm looking for, I'd like to do a lead action role.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Also, I'd like to play an athlete again, while I'm still physically fit, or a musician, like Nat King Cole, because I play the trumpet and sing. I'd like to incorporate that into a character.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I've never been really great at trusting anybody, just because of the way I grew up.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I think that what 'Oz' did is it spawned a great generation of television production. But people know its place in television and just in great dramas. It's the foundation of my career. Most producers, show runners, directors, and casting directors put me in movies based on my performance in that show.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off - I'd rather stay in character.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
You really have to act your pants off to stay alive. I thrive on that; I rise to the occasion of the circumstances.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I wanted to wash off the experience of Africa but obviously I couldn't because that's who I was.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
I've played different nationalities, and everything from vulnerable to strong to crooked to demented. It just increases your possibilities of work because, if people know you can do just about anything, then you're going to get more offers. That's what I want to do.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Wale means to arrive home. So the crown has arrived home. Akin is warrior or brave man. Nuoye is a brave man of chieftaincy and Agbaje means wealth and prosperity.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
What is a shame is that there isn't stuff that is as great as 'Oz' on a consistent level around today.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
Certainly, I look for different characters 'cause I always like to keep people guessing, and I also don't like to get typecast.
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
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