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To be a good actor, you have to be very smart. But to be a great actor, you also have to have a streak of, 'I'm an idiot, a complete lunatic.'

To be a good actor, you have to be very smart. But to be a great actor, you also have to have a streak of, 'I'm an idiot, a complete lunatic.'

I love the camera; there's something very special and sensual about it, and I have a tendency to call it a he, like it was a man. But, unlike a man, a camera is accepting of everything I do. ---->>>

It's important not to lay in a bubble bath drinking champagne. It's important to take part in what life's all about. ---->>>

I use myself for each part. Naturally, it's my body, it's my soul, it's my feelings. That's the only way I know how to work. I couldn't pretend. ---->>>

I was so full of joy, the happiest kid. Things changed. I don't want to talk about it. I needed attention. I was pathologically shy. I'd climb the highest tree or try to ski off the highest mountain. I'd get into fights. I wanted contact. I'd hit somebody, just for that. ---->>>

It strikes me every time I do an interview that I don't really sit around thinking about my goals and my life and my career. I do what I love doing and I get a lot of feedback. I'm free as a bird, you know? If I do something good, it's, 'Wow, that was brilliant,' and if I do something bad, it just goes away. ---->>>

Acting is a very strange job.

Acting is a very strange job.

Choosing a role is very difficult. There's no way to have a strategy. ---->>>

Everyone is complicated one way or another. But it's interesting to dig into a complicated character, to try to find that within yourself. ---->>>

By the time the discussion starts about a movie, it's like bringing up an old boyfriend. It's like, 'I don't even remember exactly what he was like, and now we have to talk about it?' ---->>>

I'm not regimented. I don't diet, and I exercise the way I want to. ---->>>

I always sort of create practical problems so that I don't have to see a film I've just done. I'm too vulnerable, too fragile. People see your work, and there's nothing you can do. You're completely exposed. ---->>>

In Sweden, stardom is looked upon as phony. You walk to the theater every day like everybody else. ---->>>

My favorite thing to do is eat and eat well. ---->>>

I consume music the way other people consume movies. ---->>>

There are a lot of things to get seduced by in America. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Lena Olin
Nationality: Swedish
Born: 03-22, 1955
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Occupation: Actress
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Lena Maria Jonna Olin (born 22 March 1955) is a Swedish actress. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and an Academy Award for Enemies, A Love Story (1989). Other well-known films in which she has appeared include Chocolat (2000), directed by her husband Lasse Hallström, Queen of the Damned (2002), Casanova (2005) and The Reader (2008) (wikipedia)