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Charlie Hunnam quotes on work, respect, people, friends, movies, modelling, etc.

64 Interesting Quotes By Charlie Hunnam

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: April 10, 1980

Born In: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

English actor Charlie Hunnam has come a long way after the hardships he faced due to dyslexia and misophobia when he was young. Films provided him an escape route from his not so happy childhood. His first exposure to modelling at the age of 16 proved to be a disaster. Later, he appeared as Jason in the children’s show, ‘Byker Grove’. Besides acting, he has written the story for several films. We have curated his quotes from his interviews, comments, and general comments. Some of Charlie Hunnam quotes on work, respect, people, friends, movies, modelling, etc.

In particular, the film 'Excalibur' was definitely one of those films that was instrumental in me realizing that I wanted to become an actor.

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I actually just bought a ranch, and I'm going grow as much of my own foods - I've got thirty chickens, and I'm going to try to live as sustainably as possible.

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I try desperately to never drink bottled water.

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If I have a long period of time away from acting, I tend to write.

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I think my favorite show of all time was 'Deadwood.'

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I always think that the ability to fight and defend oneself is a skill that every man should have but endeavour never to use, you know?

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English people are always surprised I'm English.

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My favorite days are at home. Spend some time in the garden, cook a couple of nice meals, watch a couple of movies. I'm pretty boring.

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I really, really pride myself on being a professional and a man of keeping my word. It means a lot to me, truly.

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I'm pretty mercurial and a very difficult, long-winded decision-maker at the best of times.

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Good-quality travel and good-quality food are the two luxuries that I never have any guilt indulging in.

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There's a tendency in this Hollywood machinery to take on too much. You end up not being able to give everything you want.

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Since I was young, I've been aware that I need time to myself to process everything.

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I think, most of the time, fame is just an inconvenience that needs to be negotiated around to get done what you're actually trying to do.

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You step in with the Seth Rogens of the world, you better have some jokes.

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I don't think I even have a clear perspective of how I'm depicted in the media.

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I do try not to dwell on the past too much, because I have a tendency to do that, and as I've gotten older, I've gotten very good at distancing myself from shoulda, woulda, coulda.

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I ride the same bike that I rode on 'Sons,' a Harley Dyna Super Glide. You know, I wish I wasn't the guy who rode the same bike he rode on his show, but the problem is there's no better bike out there.

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After all the work I've done, I feel like I'm something of an emotion-smith. We have to tap into places on a daily basis that usually people only go in a rare occasion.

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I always think it's better to take a smaller role in a great film rather than a leading role in something that you don't have complete faith in.

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I realise few people get to live the life they always wanted, but I'm so neurotic, I don't really think about it. I'm too busy thinking, 'I hope I don't screw up my next scene.'

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I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.

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Being at the mercy of the acting profession, in the early days of one's career, is really brutal and feels like you have no control over your life, at all.

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They say that theater is the actor's medium, television is the writer's medium and film is the director's medium, and it's really true.

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If I went to them all dressed up and flashed a nice smile for the cameras it would probably be easier for me to get work. But I just can't tolerate it.

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I get invited to literally every single movie premiere that's going on.

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In the early part of your career you are always compared with somebody until you can stand on your own two feet.

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There are definitely worse people to be compared with. I think Brad Pitt makes interesting decisions.

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So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity.

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I watch these actors who when you go to buy a pint of milk you see them smiling on the cover of 20 magazines. Then when you see them in a film it's hard to believe the character because you just see them everywhere.

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I find aspects of the industry tedious and hard to manage.

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And I just want to work with good directors and good people.

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The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.

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I'm reading scripts, desperately wanting to work. I've set a couple of things up for next year.

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It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is - Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide.

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Good roles are hard to come by, and whether they're a few lines or a lead, you snap 'em up when they come along.

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I'm happy being an actor, it's what I have always wanted to do. I'm just lucky I got to do it so early.

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In a work capacity I'm only interested in acting and producing.

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No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs.

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I love hip hop music, I make hip hop music.

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I'm currently doing Undeclared an American TV show set in a college. It just got aired and got massive ratings so hopefully that'll screen in the UK soon.

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Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.

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I bought a house, and I've been decorating it.

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It's generally more fun playing the villain.

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I work 15 hours a day and still go to the gym. Most people work eight hours a day and say, 'I haven't got time to work out.'

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I'm starting to get old. I want to eat some hamburgers and just relax.

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I don't tend to watch TV. I'm like a Netflix junkie. I watch a lot of documentaries and movies on Netflix. I like 'Downton Abbey.'

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I go into the gym and do 75 pullups, 75 dips, 150 squats, 150 pushups, and then 20 minutes of ab work. Done. It takes an hour; I'm in and out. I sweat the whole time.

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I tend to go to bed really early on New Year's Eve. Then I wake up early, drive up while it's still dark, and hike out somewhere beautiful to watch the sunrise. I just take a couple hours and have a post-mortem of the year.

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A lot of my friends are gangsters. Not like gangsters - well, yeah, all sorts of levels of criminality - but not the types that are preying on innocent people. I have no interest in the type of criminality that has no respect for collateral damage.

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When I was a kid, probably 16 or 17, I got spotted by a model scout that wanted to represent me, and they sent me one modeling job, for Wall's ice cream. I did one job for them, and then a catwalk shoot for Kangol caps, and decided modeling was not for me.

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There's nothing ever monetarily or fame-seeking or any of the other motivations that sometimes go hand-in-hand with this profession. To me, it's just not like that. I'm on a journey of self-discovery and trying to avoid total existential crisis. That's the kind of operating zone that I'm approaching this business from.

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I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.

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I was playing pretty boys and these angelic roles like Nicholas Nickleby and all that stuff. And I was like, 'What am I doing? This isn't who I am, as a man or an artist.' I had to overcome people's belief that I was too pretty to be a badass.

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Back when I was a kid, I used to tear pages out of magazines and stick them on my bedroom wall - I had the Eternity ads on my wall and the CK One ads. My whole childhood, those were on my wall, and cut to 20 years later, being asked to be the face of one of Calvin Klein's new fragrances is kind of surreal.

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I grew up in an environment where it was permittable to use violence to solve a problem. But it was not permittable ever to call the police under any circumstances. That was the kind of doctrine of my household. My dad was a career-long criminal, and you weren't calling the police for any reason.

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If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me.

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I got expelled from high school, and then did my exams from home. I decided, through that experience, that I was going to expediate my plan and didn't go to university. Instead, I went to a community college and studied the theory and history of film with the idea that I wanted to write and direct.

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Right before I got 'Sons of Anarchy,' I actually quit acting for 18 months and didn't read a single script, and I wrote a film. I felt like I needed to do something that I had control over, as an artist, and also just do something where I felt like I had some control over my life, as just a human, out in the world.

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You go through this business and you meet people that you bond with, and you get to go make movies with them. It's wonderful. What I've always dreamt of, in my career, is to have a brotherhood of collaborators, and go in and out of working with them. I'm just starting to get that, and it's really lovely.

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I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit.

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Being an actor is fantastic because you get to live your dreams and all of that, but I always think it's slightly irritating when you hear from the outside world, and people are like, 'Yeah, well, if I was an actor, and all I had to do was look good, I could be that ripped, too.'

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I collect... for a long time, I collected Nike Air Max 90s, this specific shoe. And it really is nerdy, because collecting sneakers is not that nerdy, but if you don't wear them, and you keep the box fresh, if you're that fanatical about it, then you leap several categories into super-dork, and that's the way I was.

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It's been many years that I've been in this business. All of a sudden, I'm getting all of these wonderful people approaching me and asking me to work with them. It's very hard to say no when you love and respect people.

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