"I never wanted to be a movie star. And I didn't become an actor to become famous. I genuinely didn't. It was always theatre for me. " 'Chancer' was a baptism of fire. It's very weird to go from obscurity to suddenly being in newspapers.
When somebody is hot, everyone wants a piece of it. If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions," he said.
The 'Closer' star, who has worked with an impressive list of A-list leading ladies including Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman, maintains that he does not get star-struck by famous actors. "I never think of meeting actors. I think of the times I've met footballers."
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