I watch action movies, and you don't remember when Jason Statham does a kick or punch. It's character trait stuff you remember.
I'm a strong alpha male but sensitive.
I go train, and like with Conan, I'm in leather, and with Drogo, I'm in leather or armor or something else. I'm not in my adidas sweat suit or my matching tracksuit pants to go work out. I got too busy of a day. I've got my boots.
This is a unique legal loophole in the U.S.: If a non-native comes on a reservation and commits any crime, the non-native should be prosecuted by a federal court. Tribal law can arrest and hold someone for a year, but tribal law cannot prosecute non-natives. So since the federal courts are so overloaded, some of the cases get tossed out.
I'm not a barbarian.
I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you'll be fine.
When I read that Khal Drogo role, I was blown away. I couldn't believe it was happening. I had to have that role.
Both my parents were painters.
Both my parents are artists, so that just makes me look at everything slightly different. I listened to different music; I dressed differently. So I kind of grew up without following the pack.
I'm a huge art buff.
I was a snowboard bum and a climbing bum.
I love carbs, but denial is good training for the mind.
The reason why I wanted to direct is because there are personal stories that I want to tell, but also because I love every part of movie making - from the wardrobe to the set decoration to cinematography.
Emilia Clarke is someone I'm very close to, like a sister, and I love her very much.
My wife says to do the dishes, and I'm like, 'Yes, baby. I can clean up.'
I always loved samurai movies, and I wanted to incorporate that whole level of elegance and just the code of the samurai to 'Conan.'
For 'Conan,' I had to eat boiled chicken breast and work out all the time and basically eat like a bird every two hours and stay ripped.
When I went off to college in 1997, I didn't go back and watch 'Conan.' I was out partying and dating women.
Most people don't know who I am in the industry. I'm far from 'Conan' and 'Game of Thrones.'
My favorite movie is 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.'