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"When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss."

"I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor."

"The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor."

"I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing."

"There's some of Romeo's romance in me... I romanticise a lot of things in my mind..."

"I've just got to maintain my passion for what I do."

"I hate it... I feel that when I see myself and these other cute faces, I'm just part of this meat factory."

"Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding."

"This created world really helped me as an actor. It heightened everything, which made it more dangerous, more interesting and more liberating."

"I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship."

"I wasn't sure at first-I didn't want to run around in tights, swinging a sword."

"At first I thought I would have to put on an English accent and try a sort of affected Shakespeare thing."

"I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating."

"Then I saw Keanu Reeves in 'Much Ado About Nothing' and I know if he can do it, I can do it too..."

"It was closer to manual labor than shooting a film. I always think of something Michael Caton-Jones told me: 'Pain is temporary. Film is forever.'"

"The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day."

"I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did."

"It's my first sort of commercial attempt, but it made sense for me because I'm not that kind of guy and I'm not going to continue to do that kind of movie."

"It gets to the point where you're hot, you're hot, and when you're not, you're not. It's so true. I have to slow down soon."

"This is my first long-term relationship... and I can't wait to see her at the end of the day. She's the cutest girl in the world."

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