Mark Strong quotes

Born
5 August 1963 , Islington, London, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Mark Strong is an English actor.

In the past, if I didn’t work, I didn’t eat but now I feel I can not work and I won’t starve.
– Mark Strong

You do a play, or you go on set for the first day of filming: if you don’t have nerves, and you don’t have any kind of adrenalin pushing you forward, then something is wrong.
– Mark Strong

I’m not convinced that this business runs on talent, otherwise why would there be so much crap on the box?
– Mark Strong

I was born in London, and my family is here. America is an interesting place, but it’s incredibly different culturally. It doesn’t take long being there before I want to get back.
– Mark Strong

For me, family comes over and above everything.
– Mark Strong

I do get antsy if I haven’t got lines to learn, a character to play. But yes, I do take holidays.
– Mark Strong

I’m very organized and tidy in my home life and I generally do something myself rather than farm it out to somebody else. I don’t have an assistant or anything because I think I can do it myself.
– Mark Strong

Some jobs you do, they’re just jobs. Others are life experiences.
– Mark Strong

It’s always interesting when you play a part and then suddenly people think you’re an authority on the subject.
– Mark Strong

The idea of transformation – playing something I’m not – is the bit I enjoy most about acting.
– Mark Strong

It’s great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don’t get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start.
– Mark Strong

I studied law, so perhaps I might have made it to the Bar, though I gave up that idea when I suspected playing a barrister was probably much more fun than being one.
– Mark Strong

My genes are such that I’ve always been relatively in shape.
– Mark Strong

I had fantasies of being a European lawyer, but I quickly realised I probably just had fantasies of wearing a raincoat and carrying a briefcase and driving a BMW. I thought that would be cool.
– Mark Strong

I’ve always thought that speaking a foreign language from a young age makes you a little bolder when it comes to speaking and doing accents and things like that.
– Mark Strong

When you’re making a psychological thriller, what you need to do is have an audience on shifting sand so they’re never quite sure where they are.
– Mark Strong