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A collection of famous quotes and sayings by Jude Law on childhood, society, life, beauty, anger, success, work etc.

73 Famous Quotes By Jude Law That Capture His Spirit

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: December 29, 1972

Born In: Lewisham

Jude Law’s goal was always be to be recognized as a good actor. However, in spite of receiving numerous nominations and winning quite a few awards, he still believes that he is wanted for the image he gives off and that is what makes him angry. At the same time, he accepts that he did not become famous until he took off his clothes and believes that an actor should never reveal too much about himself. In interviews he talks mostly about his career. Yet, going through his quotes one also finds him revealing a personal side of him. Let us look at some of his notable quotes on childhood, society, life, beauty, anger, success, work etc.

The other nice thing about the robes is that they keep you cool in the summer, and we were filming sometimes in Rome, where it was sometimes over 100 degrees.

Jude Law

Look, how many stories have I broken? Hundreds. How many have proved to be untrue? There isn't one.

Jude Law

It's interesting to see how people bring different things to them. I think it comes down to the universal appeal of the Holmes-Watson that they can keep being discovered in different ways.

Jude Law

Landing a role now is not based on my looks - more on my acting ability.

Jude Law

Personally speaking there's only so long you can go from film to film to film. There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.

Jude Law

I'm not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I've done it's pretty obvious I'm not going to make a 'Mission: Impossible.'

Jude Law

I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.

Jude Law

I'm pretty certain that if there is a will there is a way.

Jude Law

I need someone to give me a part where I play the piano so I can learn it. I would love that.

Jude Law

I never thought I had to forge a family, but it felt the most natural thing that ever happened to me - meeting someone and becoming a father.

Jude Law

I don't consider myself any great sage of fashion or style, whatever people may want to think.

Jude Law

There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]

Jude Law

I only want to do the kind of work that I would like to go and see, that`s going to teach me something new, that involves working with people I can learn something from and I can give something to.

Jude Law

I've always thought Prince Charming in Cinderella was the most boring role; I'd rather be the Wicked Witch.

Jude Law

There is something nice about wearing the same thing everyday, having that go-to.

Jude Law

I think the message of peace is for everyone.

Jude Law

I think it's a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor.

Jude Law

I've never been a fan of just doing. I like to do things for a reason.

Jude Law

I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future.

Jude Law

I don't want to do anything that I'm not passionate about.

Jude Law

I sometimes shy away because I don't want to be too 'showy-offy' but the older I get I think, 'You have a handkerchief, put it in your pocket.'

Jude Law

You cant spend your life apologizing.

Jude Law

I'm only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry. I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner.

Jude Law

Women like bad boys…Being a good boy never worked for me.

Jude Law

In a weird way, it’s kind of a relief to think, ‘Oh, I know I’m not that young sort of pretty thing anymore.’ It’s quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it.

Jude Law

A job is not just a job. It’s who you are.

Jude Law

I suppose that some days I wake up I have to wake up and be responsible, reliable and down to earth, and some days I don't.

Jude Law

Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off.

Jude Law

If you want to change who you are, you have to change what you do.

Jude Law

I feel more and more at ease, because I think the older I get, the less pressure there is. People say, 'Well, he's not cutting edge because he's not in his twenties, so he's not expected to be.'

Jude Law

I don't consider myself any great sage of fashion or style, whatever people may want to think.

Jude Law

I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future.

Jude Law

We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing.

Jude Law

I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.

Jude Law

Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off.

Jude Law

London is my home... I know what's right and wrong here, and it's nice to have somewhere familiar to go back to.

Jude Law

I'm not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I've done it's pretty obvious I'm not going to make a 'Mission: Impossible.'

Jude Law

I think it's a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor.

Jude Law

Success, and even life itself, wouldn't be worth anything if I didn't have my wife and children by my side. They mean everything to me.

Jude Law

I honestly have no interest in celebrity whatsoever. If anything, I always cringe at it because it takes away from what I am, which is an actor who wants to be better and do better things.

Jude Law

I don't want to do anything that I'm not passionate about.

Jude Law

The only film I ever made for money was something called 'Music From Another Room', which I really didn't like.

Jude Law

I'm only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry. I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner.

Jude Law

In a way it was like washing your laundry in public and, yep, there you go, you've seen my underwear. And now I feel like there's nothing left, you've seen it all and I can get on.

Jude Law

When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard.

Jude Law

If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction.

Jude Law

Personally speaking there's only so long you can go from film to film to film. There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage.

Jude Law

When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really.

Jude Law

I've never been a fan of just doing. I like to do things for a reason.

Jude Law

You can't spend your life apologizing.

Jude Law

I sometimes shy away because I don't want to be too 'showy-offy' but the older I get I think, 'You have a handkerchief, put it in your pocket.'

Jude Law

Making an effort is polite, and getting ready and looking after yourself makes an event more fun.

Jude Law

I've always thought Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' was the most boring role; I'd rather be the Wicked Witch.

Jude Law

You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes. Then I got used to the fact that I couldn't feel my fingers and my feet. That for me was the essence of the battle.

Jude Law

My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.

Jude Law

My goal was always to be recognized as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great blemish of society.

Jude Law

I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.

Jude Law

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see.

Jude Law

I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general.

Jude Law

I've always liked what Thomas More said in Utopia, which is that in Utopia every person is allowed their own lifestyle and religion but no one is allowed to stand on a soapbox and tell others that theirs is right. I thought that was brilliant. Brilliant.

Jude Law

The greatest gift an actor can have is not revealing who he is but through the parts he plays. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone wants to know everything all the time and I think it takes away part of the fun of acting that we have to go through that all the time.

Jude Law

I think everyone goes through chapters in their life and there was a time when I wasn't feeling terribly positive about what I was contributing to film, or wasn't feeling as if I was going in the direction I wanted and I re-evaluated what I was doing.

Jude Law

I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.

Jude Law

It was the shaving that bothered me the most. I'm not a great fan of shaving and I had to be really clean-shaven, hands, head, hairline, all the fluff off my face, everything except my eyebrows, so this sheen, this kind of polish they used on me, would stick.

Jude Law

I hadn't read or heard a lot about [Tom] Wolfe until I read this script, and in that way I think it was really clever to write a piece about him instead of Max Perkins,[Ernest] Hemingway, [John] Fitzgerald, or others that people have strong opinions of already.

Jude Law

I worry about that terribly because the public eye can bring all sorts of unwanted intrusions and problems. But he's treading his own path. I think the modeling is something that Rafferty Law sees as a pastime and something to maybe give him a bit of pocket money. He's a musician mostly. He's in college studying music, which he takes very seriously and I think that is something that he will concentrate on in the future.

Jude Law

You are [as an actor] aware that you don't want to repeat stuff, but you want to use what has worked. But you don't want to be accused of just going over the old thing, you know? You want it to start growing a little bit more.

Jude Law

Every so often you get to play wonderful characters maybe at the wrong time in your life. Sometimes, you get to play terrible characters at a really great time in your life. Sometimes, the right character comes along at the right time.

Jude Law

When you got source material, whether it's a play or a book - a great writer often appreciates being adapted and developed. It's like when you go see a production of a great play and they are always different. There is always room for interpretation.

Jude Law

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see.

Jude Law

The truth is, one can work for another ten years and be playing parts, pushing yourself as hard as you can, and you are still accused of that. You're still tainted with that brush. I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law'.

Jude Law

[Tom] Wolfe's books offered a whole new world to step into, and whilst at times you could accuse him of being somewhat long-winded, he had an incredible quality of prose and a bravery of writing from the heart. He believed in being autobiographical at all times.

Jude Law

You can compare Holmes and Watson to great Shakespearean characters, in a way. They've been played by hundreds of actors over the years, and each one is a different interpretation - the source material can take that form of interpretation.

Jude Law