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An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
 

Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
 

But don't call me an actor. I'm just a worker. I am an entertainer. Don't say that what I am doing is art.
 

Celebrity is very weird.
 

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
 

I don't know how to drive a car.
 

I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making.
 

I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it's boring.
 

I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
 

I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
 

I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make.
 

I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
 

I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that's what counts.
 

My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
 

Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
 

Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible.
 

Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
 

The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
 

The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something I even feel comfortable doing. It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person, even if I don't look it.
 

This great imperialistic world called the United States has made us believe that an Oscar is the most important thing in the world for an actor. But if you think about it for five minutes you realise it can't be.
 


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