Karl Urban Quotes.
My philosophy is whatever you do, you’ve got to invest in yourself. If you don’t, there are a lot of people out there who will get the job because they’re more prepared than you.
I’m high energy.
I love fishing and surfing, and I work out every day.
I’ll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting ‘Heaven’ it was truly guerrilla film-making.
I’ll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting “Heaven” it was truly guerrilla film-making.
There’s only so much you can do until you get on set and see the aesthetics of what you’re dealing with. Then you see what the other players are giving to you. It’s all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
When you work so hard on making a film, it’s all worthwhile when you get to experience seeing that film with an audience who thoroughly enjoy it and react to the movie.
Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
It’s such a small industry here you inevitably end up working with the same people over and over again. There are only so many actors to go around, which is good for us.
One of the crazy things about our job is that we get taught these insane skills that we could never use in real life.
Russell Means is quite a legend in the Indian community for what he’s been able to achieve. It was a real honor to work with a guy who’s been on the front lines of fighting for what he believes in.
I’ve got a New Zealand film coming out here called Out of the Blue. It’s a very heavy story, and it’s the first time I’ve played a character who is alive.
I don’t believe I could work as effectively at what I do without the support of my wife.
Nothing beats a great smile.
I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.
I don’t see a benefit in accepting every single little morsel of work that comes along because I think, in essence, what you’re doing is you’re raping yourself really.
I’ve turned down a lot of stuff. I’ve read several scripts and said “That’s not me, I’m not interested in doing that.” It’s got to be something that inspires me and captures my imagination. I want to be able to say “There’s a challenge.”.
I like the timeframe involved in being an actor.
There’s only so much artistic output that I can actually expel at any one given time.
Invest in yourself. It’s like being a boxer, you’ve got to be in training so that when the bell rings, you get your direction you come out of the corner and you’re *ready*. Do not let the audition be the first thing you’ve done in six months.
If I read a script and find it engaging and I start making choices in my mind on how to approach the work, than that’s a good indication that it is something worth pursuing.
When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible. When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I’ve got those wings on my back.
I’ve always wanted to do a Western.
I just really hope that Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema can resolve all their differences. I’m hoping that’s going to happen, but we’d have to wait and see. I would love to explore Middle Earth again with Peter.
It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80’s.