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#1. There's a lot of 'Game of Thrones' stuff used in a lot of pastiches. I don't know if I've seen a Lego 'Game of Thrones' yet, but there must be one. And there's an animated thing that's been going on for quite some time, and Littlefinger is a newsreader in it, and it's great. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#2. I didn't want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#3. When I was a teenager, the actors I was really into were Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn. I saw 'Rumble Fish' on my 16th birthday, and around the same time, it was 'Falcon and the Snowman' and 'Bad Boys' from Sean Penn. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#4. For me, now, working and children is it. There's nothing more to life. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#5. What is the key to life on Earth? - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#6. I don't really differentiate between different genres: if there's a good part going, I'll go after it, and it's preferable to me if it's something I haven't done before. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#7. It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don't find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I've done that a couple of times. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#8. I have been in control of what I've been doing, of the career I've put together. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#9. It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#10. I'm always attracted to bold, risk-taking scripts. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#11. I myself started out quite young; when you're working, professionally, even if you are in your teens, you just want to be treated the same as everybody else. You just want people to see you as an actor and not as a kid. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#12. 'You're Ugly Too' isn't a comedy, but it has a lightness of touch with a hard edge. But it's essentially a warm story tinged with a bit of melancholy in the great Irish tradition. I'm very proud of that film. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#13. Every couple of years - no, that's every couple of weeks - I think I'm going to give up acting. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#14. There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#15. I suppose there are actors who are worried about their public image. But I've never had any trouble playing unpleasant characters. It is only a part. Which is why you do it -because you are interested in exploring something you never could or would be. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#16. I don't like DVD extras. No. Especially when they do things like put out alternative endings? I find all of that a little bizarre, because there should only be one ending. I don't like to be told, 'Oh, we could have had it this way,' for the director's cut. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#17. It's always more interesting to take on someone that's going to have hidden sides or a fatal flaw, because there's going to be more to play with - more conflict, internally or in and around them - but it's probably the thing of finding the positive in there. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#18. Becoming a father has made my life a lot more interesting. It's like everything slows down because time goes slower, and you notice that you're actually awake for so many more hours. Your waking hours elongate because you're doing things at a child's pace. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#19. People say 'The Wire's bleak, y'know, but I see it as a love letter to Baltimore, and it's one written in a very strange and complex way. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#20. My own rapping skills are quite good, actually. You get this thing, I think it's called Songify or AutoRap, and you talk into them, and they auto-tune it and make it into a quite interesting musical number. And I got one where it builds it into a rap. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#21. 'Heroes', 'Desperate Housewives', 'The Sopranos' - they're all very stylised. 'The Wire' is much more rooted in realism and honesty. In American television, I can't think of anything I'd rather have been in because it has got something to say and that is the kind of thing I want to do. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#22. I'd quite like to do a musical. I'd probably have to develop that myself. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#23. I really like coming-of-age dramas. It's probably the most intense period in anyone's life, those years before you become an adult. Dramatically, there's so much to explore there. And it's nice to be around young talent coming through. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#24. I can read people, and if the other person doesn't want to say anything, I'm fine with that. People say things when it's time to say them. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#25. I do what I can, but I'll always give it a shot. You're not going to see me playing a Welsh character any time soon, not because I wouldn't love to. I went up to Wales once and read for a film with Rhys Ifans, and haven't been asked back since. We did have a nice time on the train on the way back. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#26. I've enjoyed working on the TV series that I've worked on, in particular something like 'The Wire,' where there was so much time to tell the story and develop a character. I learned from that that it's best not to lay all your cards on the table straight away. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#27. I find still photographs make me quite self-conscious. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#28. I've made a point of trying not to play the same part, and of moving between theatre and film and TV. The idea is that by the time you come back, you have been away for a year and people have forgotten you. If you like having time off, which I do, that's a good career strategy. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#29. Both 'The Wire' and 'Queer as Folk' had a big scope. They were panoramas, telling ambitious stories about two cities, Baltimore and Manchester, for the first time. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#30. It's always a good idea to let the audience make up their own minds. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#31. I like the Edinburgh Film Festival, and I've liked what I've experienced of Glasgow's Film Festival too. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#32. I heat myself up over the fact that I am never going to be as good as I want to be. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#33. There's no way the writing staff of 'Game of Thrones' haven't read 'The Art of War.' There's definitely an influence on 'Game of Thrones' from this book in both a general way and on the character of Lord Baelish and his strategies. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#34. I hate it when people tell you you're good when you know that you're not. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#35. I do consider how I spend my time off carefully because I've got two kids. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#36. In drama you can either pretend everything is OK, or you can show the world as it really is in the hope that it gets better. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#37. I try to keep my integrity. I don't want to be in 'Hello!' or on 'Celebrity Big Brother.' - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#38. I don't do a lot of reflecting. I'm usually about getting on with it. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#39. It is exciting to be off to a new land with a new friend. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#40. Listen, I have to spend every single day living with me, so I know for a fact; I'm lovely, I'm completely lovely. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#41. I've probably had my best time acting - or not acting, or trying to not act - on things like 'The Low Down' or 'Treacle Jr.' I'm happiest doing things like that. Not just because they're lead roles, but because there's more freedom in them. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#42. I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it - in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#43. Everything's borne out of human experience, of course - rejection, humiliation, poverty, whatever. People aren't born bad, no matter how harsh the circumstances. There is a person in there, and that person is not made of ice. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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#44. I hope it's not all I'll ever do, but I know I've played enigmatic characters. For me, the good characters are people who get places, are devious, are cunning and tricky and hard to pin down. Obviously, if you play one and you do an okay job of it, that'll be on people's minds. - Author: Aidan Gillen
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