Jim Broadbent quotes

Born
24 May 1949, Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Jim Broadbent is an English actor.

I never was a great Thatcher fan, and it wasn’t a sad day in my life when she resigned.
– Jim Broadbent
It’s fatal to talk about acting. It sounds faintly ridiculous if you start analysing it.
– Jim Broadbent
I’m not that comfortable with actors receiving honours, partly because I think they ought to go to those who really help others.
– Jim Broadbent
People smile at me as if they know me. I just smile back. They probably might know me.
– Jim Broadbent
I love a really good storyline.
– Jim Broadbent
Other people have a much better idea of what I might do than I.
– Jim Broadbent
We’ve all got a black book of missed opportunities.
– Jim Broadbent
The world would be a duller place without Moulin Rouge.
– Jim Broadbent
An Oscar clears the deck of envy and resentment. You think, ‘Well, I’ve got that. I can relax now.’
– Jim Broadbent
I think we all have a selfish gene which rises to the top, sometimes. But then we’re also all capable of a sudden magnanimity.
– Jim Broadbent
It’s so easy as a child to identify with ‘Winnie-the-Pooh.’ The humour doesn’t talk down at you. It’s a very grown up humour – a little bit ironic, a bit self deprecating.
– Jim Broadbent
A make-up artist I know polished her Oscar and it lost its lustre. But if you don’t polish it, it doesn’t tarnish.
– Jim Broadbent
We get older and more sophisticated and a bit cleverer, but certainly boys – and men – are as childish and basic as we ever were.
– Jim Broadbent
I see myself as a small ‘l’ liberal, but not coalition liberal, necessarily.
– Jim Broadbent
It’s funny how a film about a murderous old English toff can help you.
– Jim Broadbent
You can’t be angsty all day or else it becomes a sort of pale angst.
– Jim Broadbent
I haven’t got a writer’s discipline.
– Jim Broadbent
Fluency in even one other language would be fantastic.
– Jim Broadbent
In fact I’d like to go back and live in Shakespeare’s London.
– Jim Broadbent
I’m a child of that, the ‘Bonnie and Clyde‘ to ‘Raging Bull‘ period, you know. Those are the films that heightened my interest in acting and movies and everything.
– Jim Broadbent
In Hollywood films everything is tidied up at the end with clean lines and clean character definitions. It’s sort of unsatisfying.
– Jim Broadbent