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Quotes by Alex O’Loughlin

Quotes by Alex O'Loughlin

Being a husband and a dad are the two most important things in my life.
I am a big fan of vampires. I’ve always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood.
I blew one of my knees. I’ve torn ligaments and tendons, ankles, both shoulders, both wrists.
I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won’t let me do. Like they won’t set fire to me. They won’t like let me jump off a 20 story building. There are certain big stunts that it’s just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I’d say I do probably 75% of my stuff.
I do not think I’m a great talent. I think I’m a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business.
I don’t know what I’m really good at. I’m really good at sittin’ by the pool. I have to work at that. I’m really bad at auditioning.
I just have to say no to some of the stunts that I love doing so much. I enjoy doing that stuff, but I’ve learned to let the stuntmen do those.
I like playing the villain.
I live in Hawaii, and the trails and mountains here are just magic.
I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French, but I speak a bit of Italian. I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.
I put a bushfire out. It was one of the most incredible things, terrifying. We get them a lot in Australia.
I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it’s like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back.
I receive underwear – some clean, some not. No joke. My assistant who helps me with my fan mail constantly threatens to quit because of what we get sent.
I think as an action director; it comes kind of naturally to me to a certain extent, because I’ve done so much action myself – as my MRIs would suggest!
I think if I’d have been an actor who didn’t care, I’d have less gray hair, and I’d be a lot less tired.
I tore my right shoulder to pieces – three external tears, a labrum tear, and a detachment of the bicep tendon.
I write music just for me. I’m certainly not good enough to do it on any kind of a level but I enjoy that time because it’s quiet.
I’m a fisherman. I’ve always loved fishing. I grew up fishing for trout.
I’m not the best fly fisherman, but I can fly-fish, because I crack a whip. I learned to crack a whip as a boy… I have skills, mad skills.
I’m the son of an everyman. My father is a teacher. He teaches physics at a boys’ school in Sydney.
I’ve got really fantastic fans from all over the world.
I’ve knocked my front teeth out. I’ve got fake front teeth.
In television, the cuts are so quick: bang-bang-bang-bang-bang! I want to shoot two people and sit there for eight minutes and watch them. I’ve got a lot to learn about television and about the best ways to tell stories directorially in that medium.
It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going.
It’s a hobby for me, but I’m never alone if there’s a guitar there.
It’s nice having your work recognized but having people follow you around is kinda weird.
Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying.
My trumpeting sounds like a goose farting in the fog.
Surfing and trail running chill me out. I like reading, too. And playing my guitar – I wish I were better.
Surfing is my great passion in Hawaii.
That suspension of disbelief that’s required as an actor to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances is different to what needs to happen as a director, in the sense that you are the master of all the moving parts. You create the world in every detail.
The mecca of filmmaking in the world just so happens to be in America. It’s quite simply a case of us just going where the work is.
The relationships I’ve had with my wife and children are what mean the most to me.
There are many things I want to do, so many people I want to work with, so many different opportunities out there as an actor.
There are millions of women all around the world who are in dangerous, terrifying situations. It’s up to us as storytellers to give people hope, to let people know that there is a way out.
There have been many times when I thought I was having a logical discussion with a woman, and then I’m left sitting alone, confused, trying to recount how it went down.
When I am really into a woman, the way I look at other women changes. The other women on the planet kind of fade away. And the majority of my energy goes to that person.
When I talk about character work, I don’t really feel like i do much as an actor when I look at other great actors who win big awards for doing incredible transformations.

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