Quotes by Joel Kinnaman (Actor/Swedish).

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A lot of the friends I had went on to become criminals.
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I don't think being a star has ever been part of the plan. But I always want to do really good work, even when I made career moves with projects that made more sense in sort of a career way than in an artistic way... like I did with 'The Darkest Hour.'
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H&M makes it easy for a guy to look great every single day and create a personal style. Their men's collection always gives me a choice of how I want to dress, whether it be sharp in a suit and polo-neck, or more relaxed in jeans and a tweed jacket.
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We're all a big hippie family so I got five sisters and a bunch of different mothers. Not really, but my sisters' mothers are all good friends with my mother. We're a big family, 25 people.
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I miss the Swedish women on the first day of spring cause they all just blossom in the most incredible way.
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I miss Swedish meatballs, but you can get them pretty much anywhere.
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Jose Padilha is a wonderful director.
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I don't think there have been many alien movies where the actors have actually seen the aliens.
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I think I'm a boxer, but then when I get hurt, I'll start scrapping.
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In terms of whether my mom was influential, I think she instilled a certain way of thinking in me quite early: having a reflective mindset regarding my actions and trying to find the underlying reasons to behavior. I think that's quite helpful when you're trying to understand a character.
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Sometimes if you start a relationship when you're young, you're not as fully developed as a person. You need a relationship that lets you develop in different ways. You need to bounce off different people.
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Have you seen these Japanese hospital droids, or humanoids, or whatever they call it? They've perfected the skin, and the skin looks so real. They have these motors between the eyes for when they smile. It's just mind-blowing.
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I don't reflect on sort of the age of the roles that I get. It's usually just what plays into what's believable - 'Am I believable at this age?'
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I always identified myself as non-Swedish. I was never discriminated against, because I looked Swedish and speak without an accent. But I had an outsider's perspective.
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'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life.
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Danish is a different language, even though Danish people understand Swedes, and very few Swedes understand Danish.
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Swedes are a really humble and shy people in many ways, but I think it's pretty much the same as in the U.S. Little girls want to take photographs with me at lunch.
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In the first test screening of 'RoboCop,' it tested very high. Then they asked the people why they liked it, and the first answer was, 'I liked it because it was political.' And the second answer was because, 'It feels like it deals with current affairs.' And the third answer was, 'Because it feels emotional.'
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I love watching Samuel L. Jackson do anything, but for me, Gary Oldman is the grandmaster of the game.
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Moving in is almost a bigger step than getting married.
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I love 'Starship Troopers.' I've seen it ten times.
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Mid-range to low-budget movies have to have a name in the lead to get financing for it.
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As actors, we're like these vagabond artists: we have to be invited to perform, so if you don't have a choice of options, it's very hard to define yourself.
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It's very nice to be in a show where your vanity is completely out of the picture.
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We all can relate to people's weaknesses. We might put up a facade that everything is perfect but none of us are. When we see that weakness in somebody else, we understand or give ourselves a little bit of leeway.
• Joel Kinnaman

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