is to win.
It's not about making money.
I have many much less risky
ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea
football club). I don't want to throw my
money away, but it's really about having
and that means success
a lot in a weird way. It's sleep where I
wake up and go, 'Oh God,
the sun's going to come up soon and that
means I get to have a cup
of coffee and then read the paper,
that'll be fun.'
would deal with that and say, 'Isn't that
sweet! That looks like fun!'
But, s*** happens. You joke and say, 'What
you makes you stronger.'
think having fun
is, in part, Virgin's
way of doing things. We like our staff
to have a laugh and a smile, and having
the public having a laugh and having a smile.
over the moon. As Richard Branson Astronaut
rather than Richard Branson entrepreneur,
my wife will find me even harder to live
is really exciting.
In the end, it's more fun
to be the painter
than the paint.
do it because it's fun.
I'm not a great mountain climber but things
like that excite me. I think a lot of people
are going to think that stuff is special
effects, but it's not. I'm on the mountain.
Throughout the fight scenes, when things
come dangerously close, that's all real.
am just at that stage of wondering where
I go from here. I came into this business
almost by accident, but now it has become
as a bit of fun,
something to do other than be a model,
has taken on a different
curve. I have been forced to ask where that
curve is going to end up.
that you get when you can really laugh
with a man
and be natural and not always think that
there's a sexual
element going on. For me, flirting
with a man means making fun of myself and
trying to open myself
and be very unpretentious.
We get these things every few days where
is saying we're breaking up and the other
magazine is saying that we're moving in
together. The another magazine says we're
next weekend. But we know what the truth
is. It doesn't hurt us.
tell a lot of interesting
stories and talk
about my background and have a lot of fun.
We have a lot of pictures.
They actually came to my house
and shot me painting my toenails and doing
dishes. But I never really do the dishes..
to have the adrenaline of, We have
to get it right. That's a favorite
we have made a movie
are going to find funny
and something that can be a shared experience
for the entire family
in a way that's emotionally
as a story but also works as a comedy and
captures the spirit of the holidays
all kind of rolled into one.
I always laugh
at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
been catching crocodiles all my life
and in this movie
you're going to see me grab and hold a 12
foot Australian Saltwater Crocodile. They
happen to be the biggest predator on our
They hit so hard
and fast that if you're within strike range
from the water's edge, they will explode
out and hit before you can get out of their
way. Strike range is half their body weight.
When you see Terri
in the boat getting attacked by the big
croc and you see fear
on her face, that's not acting.
That's fear. It's real. And by crikey, we
have a lot of fun
don't know how oftenbut I'm continually
saying, "I'm a professional" and
"I've been doing this since I was born."
I was born into it, and my apprenticeship's
been 38 years, and I seem to be going on
and on about that. I'm doing it all the
in the field, and it's John's [John Stainton,
Steve's producer] job
to edit it up and make sure that it's a
medium of how often it's said or when it's
saidbecause what I'm doing is more
than a stick of dynamite. You know, you
can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you
touch a venomous snake it'll turn around
and bite you and kill
you so fast it's not even funny.
and my wife, we sleep and live
the wild life. That's all I do. Rescuing
people about wildlife,
so I travel
through our new movie
just being me. I didn't' have to worry
about the script. I didn't have to worry
about the story. All I had to do was just
go through the movie and instead of using
video cameras, we had 35mm cameras shoot
me and I just breezed on through it. However,
that's just my world.
There was another world, the world of CIA,
spies, people trying to get me, satellites,
intelligence and intrigue. You couldn't
get any more action,
adventure and fun.
enough, I think, in the backward way that
a lot of films
that I did weren't particularly successful
early so I didn't get pigeonholed into having
to do one particular thing. I've sort of
been given a little free reign to try a
bunch of different
things and have them all fail
at once, so this has been a fun one. Look,
I'll do anything those guys
everything is so documented. If you go for
a drink with somebody, it's passed around
so quickly. So, yes, divorce
about a lot, but it's so much more fun
to be able to spin it with dark humour,
rather than talk about real people's
I was always able to laugh
a lot at the industry - to be detached from
it, even if some of the other models
weren't. Jeez - it's hardly rocket science,
is it? It's not as if you can get to be
a better model..... .you can either get
away with it, or you cant? And most of them
were also acutely aware of the passage of
how it would affect their careers.
mean, everyone has to calm down sometime.
Ill still smoke
up and party, but yeah, eventually you
gotta settle down and be an adult. But still
me sort of like, understand
that down the road itll just happen.
was in my second year when someone said
that there was a competition
going to win
contract and a trip to New
York, and I thought
bit of fun......why not?'
say whatever I think
and whatever is on my mind, and I just hope
that it comes out good. I just try to have
lot of fun.
for me its always been the most recent
is often the most fun
because you just kind of come out of it.
inside the plane! I never have time
to unpack; I'm always leaving in two days
again. I travel
a lot, and at the beginning it was really
The first time I went inside a plane, I
was 15 years old and I had so much fun.
I like to travel all over the world
[about] new cultures.
Not that many people
have the opportunity
to do that.
read all of Shakespeare
and practiced a lot of lines.
going to do Juliet first. Don't laugh.
What, with what makeup, costume and camera
can do, my acting
a Juliet who is 14, an innocent virgin.
spent a lot of time
with transsexuals and transvestites- I went
out clubbing with them in London
as the character. And of course, theres
a lot of grooming involved. Hats off the
ladies- I understand
an easy job
being a lady.
A lot of plucking and shaving and that sort
of thing. It was wonderful- it was one of
those transformative roles.
For an actor,
theyre the ones that you look forward
to the most.
not going to run for governor
because I'm having too much fun
doing what I'm doing now. I'm the largest
builder in New
York, I'm building things all over the
country, I have one of the top shows on
It's a little hard
to leave all of that.
try to learn
from the past, but I plan
for the future
exclusively on the present. That's were
and it's healthy
and human to experience
the whole gamut of them. And it's easier
to feel sadness
especially in a theatre, and even in the
but we don't want to feel fear
in the real world. So it's safe to do it
in a cinema and stimulate those senses.
what I can do and what I'm good
at and what I like. I think I'm good at
and in the moment and being able to laugh
always reminded me to never give
up. 'Just one thing can change
everything,' she'd tell me, and she was
how it usually works out that I end up dying.
It sort of works out, because by the time
I die, I'm usually tired of working
on that particular movie,
so I look forward to it." - about how
a lot of his characters
end up dying.
is rewarding and a lot of fun,
but it's not the most important
thing in my life
because I know
when this is all over, the Master
isn't going to ask
me how many things I owned or how many television
I did. I think the questions will be, What
did I do to make a difference?
Did I learn
to live with love in my heart?