I go through life thinking it's all going to end tomorrow.
I don't believe in self-promotion, really I can't be arsed.
I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other. That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them.
(On preparing for his second James Bond performance) Last time I did a lot of weights to bulk up. This time I'll do more running. I won't be as 'no-neck'. But when this guy takes his shirt off, he should look like he could kill someone.
(On first hearing he had the role of James Bond) When (Bond producer) Barbara (Broccoli) rang me to tell me I'd got the part, I was buying dishwashing tablets in Whole Foods. I promptly dropped them and went and bought a bottle of vodka!
Well, competition is so important, even when you're an artist. And if you deny that there's competition, then you're a liar. That's what gives you your ambition.
Method actors suggest that you do sense memory exercises every time you do a scene. I use every method I can. Whatever works, I'll use.
I always wanted to be an actor. I had the arrogance to believe I couldn't be anything else.
Pierce (Brosnan) and I had a few drinks over it and we discussed it. And his advice to me was, 'Go for it!' - which I think is the best advice I could've gotten. - on being approached to take over the role of James Bond. Interview with David Giammarco, Hello Magazine, November 27, 2006.
I got a personal trainer for 'Casino Royale', which has been an absolute godsend. I knew I had to be in the best shape I could be, otherwise I would never survive it. Because at the end of the day, there isn't any painting-it-in for this movie. These stunts aren't going to be helped by CGI...what you're seeing is the real thing. And I've got the bruises to prove it! - on-set interview with David Giammarco, The Globe and Mail, March 27, 2006.
Sean Connery set and defined the character. He did something extraordinary with that role. He was bad, sexy, animalistic and stylish, and it is because of him I am here today. I wanted Sean Connery's approval and he sent me messages of support, which meant a lot to me.
"If I went onto the Internet and started looking at what some people were saying about me - which, sadly, I have done - it would drive me insane." - interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine.
It's a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don't come along very often so I thought, 'Why not?'
They hate me. They don't think I'm right for the role. It's as simple as that. They're passionate about it, which I understand, but I do wish they'd reserve judgment. - interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine.
It's something else. I'm speechless. I've just got to step up to the plate and deal with it. I had a confidence about it but then that's because of the people around me who made me feel good about it. I knew positively on Monday. I was in Baltimore when I took the call. My first reaction was I needed a drink.