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    But when you work with the director and the real person who is playing opposite you, it changes everything. You are almost in a working session. I was very comfortable, and that's maybe what helped me to get the part.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: people  work  real 
     
    Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let's calm down. It's not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: friends  energy 
     
    But what I really like are old Hollywood movies. Very often I watch AMC.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: movie 
     
    And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: people  genius 
     
    Also, I have found that I really like to work in English. It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite of what I thought it would be like.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: work  thoughts 
     
    It's a matter of time; you adapt to the different culture and different way of life. Human beings are adaptable.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: culture  human 
     
    I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: star  bad  year 
     
    I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day long for very little money, and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets, it's not a big deal.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: work  friends  problem  money 
     
    It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer, so I quit.
    — Olivier Martinez
    An actor cannot say no, it's against his job. If he wants the part he has to say yes. [But] it's very bad for you to say you can do something and then not do it, so you have to manage to do it.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: job  bad 
     
    I always say I was born too late in the world, too old.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: world 
     
    I don't feel restricted by the language: I feel more free.
    — Olivier Martinez
    I like Paris. My problem is I don't like Parisians.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: problem 
     
    Love is based on imagination.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: imagination 
     
    It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, "This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams", when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.
    — Olivier Martinez
    The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works - never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: time  work  movie 
     
    When you're a foreigner, at the beginning you are far away from the culture. Then, little by little, you start to interact with people, have friends, have a life, and then you feel more comfortable.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: people  friends  culture 
     
    It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.
    — Olivier Martinez
    I want just to be happy and peaceful. And that's not always the case when you're married.
    — Olivier Martinez
    I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: time  truth  dreams 
     
    When I was a kid, I was watching the movies my parents wanted to watch. I came from a working class family, not specifically educated, so we were watching popular movies. My dad liked cowboy movies, so we were watching cowboy movies. Some of them were amazing. It's a genre of movie I like very much.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: movie  parent  kids 
     
    I never analyze why I was with one woman instead of another.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: women 
     
    I like Brad Pitt; I just have nothing to do with him.
    — Olivier Martinez
    If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English?
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: live 
     
    And what's more I've got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: alone 
     
    Imagination creates some big monsters.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: imagination 
     
    Who knows what happens tomorrow? We'll find it tomorrow.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    I don't have goals in life.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: goal 
     
    I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that's how I was discovered.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: year 
     
    Everybody has some talents - we all have an art side and some talent - but you have some areas where you are better than others. My area is acting, I guess. I hope.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: talent  hope 
     
    I really believe great actors, even with disease and age, can be great.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: believe  age 
     
    I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family.
    — Olivier Martinez
    I'll always be a foreigner.
    — Olivier Martinez
    Brave is good - especially when you are a soldier.
    — Olivier Martinez
    I'm not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: star  movie 
     
    I have an accent, I'm limited, I have to play foreign parts - I would love to play American parts but I can't because I have an accent. You are more limited as a foreigner in every area.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: american 
     
    If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: profession 
     
    I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.
    — Olivier Martinez
    People sometimes recognize me here, but they are very nice.
    — Olivier Martinez
    tags: people 
     
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