Top Quotes from Tom Sturridge

The most important thing is, whatever you do decide to choose, take it seriously and do your best.

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Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What’s the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness?

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It’s not often talked about what a wonderful feeling it is to see someone that you care about love and be loved.

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I felt that my decisions, whether good or bad, would always be supported by my parents, because I was loved and respected.

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My core group of friends are all from when I was a kid.

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There’s this weird thing about acting where you have to wait for somebody to ask you to do it; like you have to wait for a director to say it’s okay.

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I don’t think I could do a superhero movie. I’m just not really that type of guy.

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I write constantly about everything.

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As children, my siblings and I were actively discouraged from acting. I have no memories of going on set with my parents – aside from ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’

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I’m not afraid of not working.

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My baby pukes on me. It’s life. It’s very much a normal life.

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I left school early in my last year before I took my A-levels. I wasn’t expelled. It was just a mutual understanding. I wasn’t interested in going to school and they said, ‘You’re not turning up,’ so we severed ties. Both sides appreciated it.

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I like to cook and go to Whole Foods.

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I’ve definitely been obsessed with a couple of girls. They didn’t work out.

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‘American Buffalo’ is special. I can’t wait to fight to make an audience feel about it as I do.

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I didn’t have any idea what I wanted to be when I grew up.

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In England, theater auditions are gentler experiences. You sit down with the director and talk about the play.

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To be an English person in my 20s, doing a Broadway show – it’s one of the mountains I wanted to climb.

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There are few things that are more revealing about someone than the way that they talk about a piece of literature or a play. You very quickly come to have a much deeper understanding of someone than you would if you just mingled together in a pub saying, ‘All right, how are you?’

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Even the way Mamet describes silences within his plays is different. There are pauses; there are pauses within parentheses; there are pauses before dialogue; there are pauses in the spaces between the dialogue – there’s this extraordinary vocabulary of silence which is all there on the page, mapped out.

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I literally do not understand how New Yorkers deal with summer.

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I’m not a very good actor.

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I spend the majority of my life not acting.

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Some people are defined by what they do.

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1984′ is terrifyingly relevant. It generates a political conversation, but it’s an exciting piece of theatre. Every day, there are things to be spawned from Orwell’s mind, whether it’s in England or America, terrorist-related or government-related.

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If a film is being made by an intelligent director, they’re going to cast the right guy.

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I shouldn’t be right for every role, because I’m not.

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Basically, I was a very serious film fan. I watched a lot of cinema and contemporary and European film.

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It’s always dangerous to prescribe an idea on other people.

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I don’t have a set way of preparing for something. You just have to take it seriously.

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If they’re a friend, they stick with you through the tough stuff.

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I’d go as far as it takes. There’s never too far. You do what you have to do for your girl.

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I always think that period between the ages of 18 and 24 is such a bizarre stage, and the two people at either end are always very different.

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The first word that always came into my head with Henry VI was ’empathy.’ He doesn’t have a barrier between what other people feel and what he feels.

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I found that the more I’d done Shakespeare, and the more I trusted my instincts and applied the same rules you would apply to any scene, the closer I got to how it’s meant to be acted.

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As a Shakespeare character, if you can persuade someone in a sentence or a speech, you’ve got it right.

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I wasn’t a child actor. It was just three weeks of my life when I was eight.

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If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared because I was only ever interested in my own thoughts.

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I’m drawn to people rather than mediums – directors, writers, actors.

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My career may look bizarre to some, but I have very strong reasons for doing every single job I’ve done.

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Scary things are good, aren’t they?

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The phrase ‘dream career’ sounds pretty stupid.

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I don’t have a general archetypal platonic shadow, ‘acting’ concept about it.

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There I am, watching Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of my favourite actors in the world, walk into the room dressed up as Father Christmas, being hilarious, and I’m suddenly thinking, ‘Where am I?’

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So many things I thought I was doing have fallen apart. Until I’ve finished filming, I don’t believe I have the job.

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