That's why I do different roles so people can see your range. I'm sure a lot of actors are like 'Oh no, I'm not vain I just look fabulous everyday'. Its all very carefully manipulated, and I've met and worked with some of the most beautiful actors in the world and then you see them on a cover of a magazine they don't look like that, any of them, they just don't. (2001) I'd love to do a big blockbuster action film, it'd be great, can you imagine? I'd love to do a huge big 'Mike and Jerry' type film.(When he first realized he wanted to be an actor full-time) I think when I went on to the set of Michael Collins which was the second film that I shot. (On if he saw similarities between him and Elvis Presley) Yeah, of course. We were very, very different in the way we dressed, in the way we looked. They're really great but I don't think Micheal Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer think too fondly of me.
I'm sure nobody working for Tom Cruise would turn around and say, 'Tom, don't do that anymore because you're a dickhead to do that'. I felt lower then than I did when I was 13 years old, I remember getting out of the limo with Toni Collette and Christian Bale and walking towards all these photographers, and they were going, 'Hey! I think it is important to stay close to your roots and be true to yourself, be honest. But on the other hand, it's very competitive within the relationship.
I don't want to play games in Hollywood and pretend to be someone else. The hardest part of acting is realizing it doesn't matter. There's only room for one actor in my life and I'm it. Two actors, say one becomes a mega-star and the other doesn't. So one is getting so much attention, and the other person feels jealous.
I had to make his energy bigger than anybody else's.
And I had to make him the most dangerous man in court.
Rhys Meyers is also a talented singer and musician, having performed his own vocals in Velvet Goldmine (1998) and appearing on the film's soundtrack. In order to avoid the boyish and somewhat androgynous junkies and weak-willed characters he found himself typecast as, he underwent a fitness regime in 2004 and gained and maintained about 25 extra pounds of muscle, so he can also be considered for more masculine roles. ' And I just walked on because nobody had an idea who I was. - Cannes Film Festival 1998 premiere of Velvet Goldmine (1998).
You get on a set and immediately people are wiping your ass for you, and nobody tells you when you're being an asshole. There will be ups and downs, but it's important to remember you're on your own beautiful journey and once you're on it you have to see it through to its conclusion and try to never be afraid to do anything because what is the worse that can happen?
Jonathan Rees-Myers (sic), from County Cork, apparently, who looks like a young Tom Cruise.
[He] Comes into the casting session with alarming certainty. Rhys Meyers continued working constantly from that point and appeared in such films as The Maker (1997), Telling Lies in America (1997), and The Tribe (1998). Monkey (1998), Titus (1999) and Ride with the Devil (1999), he has received critical acclaim for several performances, most notably as "Brian Slade" in Velvet Goldmine (1998), as "Steerpike" in the British mini-series Gormenghast (2000), and as a sympathetic football coach in Bend It Like Beckham (2002).
But then when I saw the movie, there was nobody else that could make it like Colin made it.
He was like this beautiful, beautiful cocktail of Marlon Brando in The Men and Montgomery Clift in Red River. After I saw the movie I said, 'Okay, I see what I need to learn'." (On Alexander (2004)) I did it just basically to work with Oliver Stone, but there wasn't enough work in it for me. I actually made a point of cutting myself out of two major scenes because I didn't want to be backroom dressing. But it's not something that's immediately satisfying.
For yourself, you're always going to be unsatisfied, but if somebody comes up to me and says, 'That was a brilliant part, and I really, really got it'. (On his role in The Tudors (2007)) I based him on what I would do myself if I had absolute power at 28, 29 years old.