Geoffrey Rush Quotes

“I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life.” – Geoffrey Rush

“People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It’s tough on the ego.” – Geoffrey Rush

Nobody ever said that growing

“Yeah, well, the F-bomb – it’s become as ubiquitous as the word ‘like.’ People just throw the word ‘like’ around as punctuation. And I think in a lot of everyday speech, the F-bomb has become a kind of dash or a comma.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Sometimes you do feel a script that glows in your hand the moment you start reading it. By page four of Shakespeare in Love, I said, ‘I have to be in this movie.” – Geoffrey Rush

“For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can’t be found.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I suddenly became aware over the last couple of years that I’m in my sixties. I never thought about it. I thought I’d better start acting my age or find roles that are going to be interesting to me in the sexagenarian repertoire, because it’s not what you do in your forties or fifties.” – Geoffrey Rush

I suddenly became aware over

“More people have a fear of speaking than a fear of death. So at a funeral, most people would want to be the person in the coffin rather than the person delivering the eulogy!” – Geoffrey Rush

“You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I’m a traitor to my country because I don’t have a sporting bone in my body.” – Geoffrey Rush

“People tend to think of Brisbane as a sleepy, sub-topical place. I don’t know. It’s like Baltimore or something. I don’t know. You would hear the family dramas going on behind closed doors.” – Geoffrey Rush

“There’s often rarely any dialogue in a sex scene. With your fellow actor, it’s good to talk about what the unspoken dialogue is, that’s happening in the scene. You’ve got to play something rather than feel self-conscious or exposed.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Freedom is the kind of essence of being a pirate: You’re away from land-locked Europe. You’re not part of the society. You’re part of the brotherhood of the sea, Your ship is your sense of identity. So when you approach the wheel, that’s what you own.” – Geoffrey Rush

Freedom is the kind of essence

“I didn’t know the Green Lantern comics at all. I was a Superman reader.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I guess I’ve been fortunate in having an ongoing film career while being based in Melbourne. I’m happy to commute. A day on a plane. Come on. It’s easy.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I like roles that are on the extreme ends of the spectrum, and there’s special appeal in exploring these slightly forgotten plays that people might think of as subjects for academic term papers instead of live theater.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I knew all about Edward VIII’s abdication, George VI becoming the king and having a stammer, but nothing about how he got rid of it.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Someone told me that there’s a connection to Superman, that in an early edition of the Green Lantern comics, Tomar Re was the envoy to Krypton. That was fascinating to me.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Yes, anally retentive men are my forte!” – Geoffrey Rush

“They were saying, ‘Keep this under your hat, but Jack Sparrow’s going to die in the second movie.’ I went, ‘You’re kidding me. The fans are going to go berserk.'” – Geoffrey Rush

“When you are playing an egomaniac running a fantastical ship, you don’t want him to be too suburban. Naturalism doesn’t work on the high seas.” – Geoffrey Rush

“If in the sex scene you happen to be naked in front of a lot of other people you’ve just got to put that aside, in the same way that you have to put that aside in a fully-clothed intense dialogue scene because you’re entering into that particular imaginative state of play.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I was never a leading man. I’ve always been in the outer concentric circles in the company, being a character actor, which is a good place to be. It gives you that diversity.” – Geoffrey Rush

I was never a leading man.

“I’ve discovered I prefer to prepare a few notes or actually write the speech so I can really hone it down to hopefully be entertaining, try and get a laugh at least by the second line, and then say what you need to say.” – Geoffrey Rush

“This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I die in almost every film I’ve been in.” – Geoffrey Rush

“There’s four biggies. There was Elizabeth I, George III, Victoria, and the current queen, who really dominated four eras.” – Geoffrey Rush

“What I appreciated was the fact that the script delved into how Australians were – and still are – condescended to by the English.” – Geoffrey Rush

What I appreciated was the

“My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I’m not daunted by the travel. People say, ‘It’s so far to Australia,’ and I say, ‘You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up – and you’re there.'” – Geoffrey Rush

“When people come and tell me I was terrific in this or that, I do not want to fall flat on my face next time. But, tough, I have fallen flat before. You just get up and dust yourself off.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I always felt thrilled and amazed that I could put actor on my tax form.” – Geoffrey Rush

“But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn’t be able to understand it.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britains greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.” – Geoffrey Rush

“Most films I’ve worked on have had large casts, but they’ve been wonderful people. I think the monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean is the most temperamental costar I’ve had. It would throw tantrums like you wouldn’t believe.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I would always slip away to the cinema. I always found something absolutely extraordinary about the fact that these actors were always kind of kicking hard at some new dimension they were doing on film.” – Geoffrey Rush

I would always slip away to

“I think that Ionesco’s greatest weapon is that he’s able to make us laugh at the darkest corners of our souls.” – Geoffrey Rush

“I wouldn’t mind meeting some of the people I’ve attempted to portray from the olden, olden days. They probably would all have really terrible skin and horrible bad breath, and I’d have to give them an Altoid.” – Geoffrey Rush

I wouldn't mind meeting some

“I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don’t use – words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning. I also love the sound of certain words. I love the sound of the word pom-pom.” – Geoffrey Rush

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