Quotes by: Olivier Martinez

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Olivier Martinez
Martinez at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival with Mira Sorvino
Born Olivier Martinez
(1966-01-12) 12 January 1966 (age 50)
Paris, France
Residence Malibu, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Halle Berry (m. 2013; div. 2016)
Partner(s) Kylie Minogue (2002–07)
Children 1

My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
There are two smells that I can recognize right away. The smell of the boxing ring and the smell of a garage. That's where I grew up. I can recognize these places with my eyes closed.
Olivier Martinez
I'm not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works - never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
I'm French - it's less important. Meaning, I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture. I feel good there - but I'm still a foreigner.
Olivier Martinez
I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that's how I was discovered.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
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.
Olivier Martinez
I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day long for very little money, and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets, it's not a big deal.
Olivier Martinez
Sometimes you have to laugh about what gets published; sometimes it's annoying, but in general I don't care.
Olivier Martinez
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