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Olivier Martinez, French Actor ( January 12, 1966 - )

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And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.~Olivier Martinez


People Escape Genius

Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let's calm down. It's not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.~Olivier Martinez


Life Friends Stupid

I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.~Olivier Martinez


Life Car Tough

I'm not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard.~Olivier Martinez


Walk Star Way

It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.~Olivier Martinez


Love Family Distance

I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.~Olivier Martinez


Time Truth Me

And what's more I've got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing.~Olivier Martinez


Alone I Am Me

Imagination creates some big monsters.~Olivier Martinez


Imagination Monsters Big

It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.~Olivier Martinez


Time Dreams Strong

If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors.~Olivier Martinez


Best Me You

It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer, so I quit.~Olivier Martinez


Me Quit Signs

But when you work with the director and the real person who is playing opposite you, it changes everything. You are almost in a working session. I was very comfortable, and that's maybe what helped me to get the part.~Olivier Martinez


Work Changes Me

People sometimes recognize me here, but they are very nice.~Olivier Martinez


People Me Nice

Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it.~Olivier Martinez


Me Want You

Love is based on imagination.~Olivier Martinez


Love Love Is Imagination

I'll always be a foreigner.~Olivier Martinez


Always Foreigner

If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English?~Olivier Martinez


Happy Be Happy Live

I never analyze why I was with one woman instead of another.~Olivier Martinez


Woman Why Never

In Hollywood, you can live alongside very famous but still incredibly boring people. I've never wanted to be immortal. Even if nobody remembers me after my death, it's still okay with me.~Olivier Martinez


Death People Famous

Sometimes you have to laugh about what gets published; sometimes it's annoying, but in general I don't care.~Olivier Martinez


Laugh Care You

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English. It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite of what I thought it would be like.~Olivier Martinez


Work Strange Thought

I don't feel restricted by the language: I feel more free.~Olivier Martinez


Language Free Feel

I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family.~Olivier Martinez


Family Born Paris

My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers.~Olivier Martinez


Family Father Good

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.~Olivier Martinez


Family Opportunity Stupid

I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that's how I was discovered.~Olivier Martinez


End Year First