Jeremy Irons

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Quotes (12)

  • Jeremy Irons: (1986 comment on Robert De Niro) He is a method actor. I think it would be fair to say he's much slower than I am. As a man, Bob dislikes making a decision. And acting is a whole line of decisions. You make a decision every time you play a line -- do I say it like this or like that? But what I saw was a man trying many areas and now and again something would really work.

  • Jeremy Irons: (When asked about why he accepted his role in Dungeons & Dragons) Are you kidding? I'd just bought a castle, I had to pay for it somehow!

  • Jeremy Irons: If we have to pay taxes [for Emmy gift bags], so be it. But don't spend it on bombs, for Christ's sake.

  • Jeremy Irons: Basically, I want to keep working, so I don't worry about the size of the character - if it's interesting, I'll do it. It's quite nice doing smaller roles, in some ways. It means I get home more, and I can get on with my life.

  • Jeremy Irons: I'm never satisfied. I think were I ever satisfied with my work, I'd be in trouble.

  • Jeremy Irons: I've never been passionate about acting, and I find more and more that I work to live the life I want to live. An actor like Al Pacino lives to act. I'm not sure though, there's something about the detachment I have, the feeling of the lack of importance about what I do, that is healthy.

  • Jeremy Irons: We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.

  • Jeremy Irons: Because I'm now successful, what I'm being offered as an actor is more and more of the same.

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  • 2014, Jeremy won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in his work on Big Cat Week: Game Of Lions.

  • In 2006, Jeremy won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Earl of Leicester on Elizabeth I.

  • In 1997, Jeremy won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance playing Siegfried Sassoon on The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century: War Without End.

  • In 1990, Jeremy received the François Truffaut Award from the Giffoni Film Festival. In 1997, Jeremy received the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 1998, Jeremy received a Special Achievement Award from the European Film Awards. In 2002, Jeremy was named a Honorary César.

  • In 1991, Jeremy won a CFCA Award for Best Actor for his work in Reversal of Fortune.

  • Jeremy was nominated for two BAFTA Film Awards in 1982. One was for Best Actor for his work in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) and the other was for Best Actor for his work in Brideshead Revisited (1981).

  • Jeremy was nominated for a Saturn Award in 1990 for Best Actor for his work in Dead Ringers.

  • Jeremy won an Annie in 1994 for Best Achievement for Voice Acting for his role as Scar in The Lion King (1994).

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