Hugo Weaving quotes

Born
4 April 1960, Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.

Occupation
Actor.

Hugo Weaving is an Australian-English actor.

If the script grabs me and appeals to me, I’m really very keen to work on it.
– Hugo Weaving
Across the board, Australian films need to have a lot more money spent on selling them.
– Hugo Weaving
I still, by and large, make low-budget Australian films.
– Hugo Weaving
I think I’m a bit of a dreamer. I don’t like the reality of life to impinge much on my life.
– Hugo Weaving
As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great.
– Hugo Weaving
It’s kind of chased away a few demons for me and, um, it’s educated me a little bit more.
– Hugo Weaving
As an actor, to play someone who’s at war with himself, that’s so interesting.
– Hugo Weaving
I’m ‘of the world’.
– Hugo Weaving
I used to have two double espressos a day. I gave that up, had headaches for five days but now I’m feeling great.
– Hugo Weaving
Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing.
– Hugo Weaving
I didn’t get my licence because I wasn’t allowed to. But I haven’t had a seizure for a long time so I could, theoretically, get my licence. But I’m now just so used to not driving, I’m scared of what I’d do.
– Hugo Weaving
People are more likely to pass me on the street without recognizing me, and that’s good.
– Hugo Weaving
To me acting originally became an extension of game playing.
– Hugo Weaving
I think often in film we limit our imaginations a little – well, quite a lot, actually… things get quite formulaic.
– Hugo Weaving
I do feel like I’m not entirely an insider.
– Hugo Weaving
I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it’s kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that’s great. Then I’m really pleased about that too.
– Hugo Weaving
When you’re a kid you have this sense of wonder and wholeness and a strong sense of your own identity.
– Hugo Weaving
I certainly don’t advocate terrorism as a way of progressing and understanding people, nor do I believe labeling everything as a terrorist act is helpful either.
– Hugo Weaving
Both my parents are English and I was born in West Africa, and I moved around as a kid, lived in Bristol, lived in Buckinghamshire and Surrey as a kid, and then moved when I was 16.
– Hugo Weaving
I think I’m much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that’s something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me.
– Hugo Weaving
It’s great to blow the image that people have of me out of the water.
– Hugo Weaving
I kind of like the challenge of jumping into totally different spaces and styles and figuring out how to fit in.
– Hugo Weaving
The great thing about stage is that you have a live audience.
– Hugo Weaving
There’s nothing like being on a massive-budget film where you don’t know anything, and there’s a million people, and no one’s communicating.
– Hugo Weaving
I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
– Hugo Weaving
I think any role you need to play not so much transforms but I like to think of it as understanding the psychology of another character.
– Hugo Weaving
We’re all outsiders in a way. We’re all alone and can become very lonely.
– Hugo Weaving
I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn’t feel an affinity for them then they wouldn’t be particularly good performances.
– Hugo Weaving