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 Paul Bettany - “We makers of Firewall are asking the viewer to believe that this is real. I want to give people a good ride in the movie.”
 Paul Bettany - “It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.”
 Paul Bettany - “Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along.”
 Paul Bettany - “The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.”
 Paul Bettany - “In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.”
 Paul Bettany - “Listen. If we can't break the ice, how 'bout we drown it”
 Paul Bettany - “I arrived last night, right in time for English Department cocktails. The tail belonged to a lovely young thing with a passion for D. H Lawrence”
 Paul Bettany - “The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.”
 Paul Bettany - “I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to.”
 Paul Bettany - “There's something nice about being able to leave your sense of morality at the door when you come to work in the morning and just be cruel to people all day. It's quite fun. In a lot of my scenes I'm on my own and I would turn up for work and there'd be me and a crew and Ron Howard and it felt like a small, intimate, personal, independent movie. But I hear that's not what it's going to be.”
 Paul Bettany - “There's something nice about being able to leave your sense of morality at the door and just be cruel to people all day long.”
 Paul Bettany - “I tried to look for what I had in common with the character. He wants 100 million dollars. I wouldn't mind 100 million. I sort of held that in mind. Obviously, there are obstacles in my way.”
 Paul Bettany - “I've got no history in comedy. I've never done stand-up or anything like this before. I usually play monosyllabic, moody bastards.”
 Paul Bettany - “For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast.”
 Paul Bettany - “Businessmen lay off human beings from work, businessmen decide to make shirts in Indonesia and use 8-year-old children to do it in order to turn a profit, businessmen make really cold decisions every day. Businessmen run diamond mines. They walk around in the legitimate world. I try to play it more like that.”
 Paul Bettany - “It's a big business there. I have heard of Indian films. I know the Indian film industry produces many films a year.”
 Paul Bettany - “Before the baby was born, I was making 2-3 films a year and I won't do that any more because I need to bring up a child so it's the slower journey.”