Jonathan Rhys Meyers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th September 2013

Quote: "I play bad guys because I look like one. There's something in my physicality that lends me to being feral. I mean, I'd love to be this lovely, relaxed guy doing rom-coms, but I just don't get those type of offers." Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is set to play Dracula on Tv, is keen to not play a villain for once.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "It sounds like a really nice February 14th love story, but it isn't!" Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers warns romantics not to take their loved ones to see his new action thriller FROM PARIS WITH LOVE on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb10).

3rd February 2010

Quote: "I don't (have a Twitter account) but I do have someone who pretends to be me and one tweet says 'Hey sweetie!' I'm not sure who 'sweetie' is!" Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is baffled by the tweets sent out by his impostor on the social networking site.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. I believe romance should be an everyday thing." Jonathan Rhys Meyers has no big plans for St. Valentine's Day (14Feb10) with his longterm girlfriend Reena Hammer.

2nd February 2010

Fact: While shooting new movie From Paris With Love, Jonathan Rhys Meyers stayed at the Hotel de Crillon, where co-star John Travolta wed his wife Kelly Preston in 1991.

30th November 2009

Quote: "We have been together through everything in the past five years. Marriage has come up a few times as we have been together for so long: it would be lovely. I am still young and there is no rush, but you never know." Jonathan Rhys Meyers' girlfriend REENA HAMMER admits the couple could one day tie the knot.

18th May 2009

Quote: "If Al Pacino was starting out in the industry today, do you think he'd be as successful as he is? I don't. In the 1970s, when he made his name, he was able to play characters that allowed him to shine. These days, you just don't get chances like that." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers mourns the lack of gritty roles in Hollywood.

5th May 2009

Quote: "I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to snorkeling." Jonathan Rhys Meyers was too afraid to put on a diving mask during a recent holiday to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

6th April 2009

Quote: "Modelling I actually find more difficult than acting. You really have to have an amazing ego to be able to stand there and pose for 10 hours. I think someday I'm going to get older and, you know, I look very good in photographs - so I might as well do it." Jonathan Rhys Meyers on his future modelling career.

2nd February 2009

Quote: Well, Henry was actually quite a prude. I dont think hed be remembered as sexy in history." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers doesn't take history as fact when portraying a lust-fuelled HENRY VIII in hit show THE TUDORS.

28th July 2008

Quote: "Even though a huge amount of the female population might think that snogging (kissing) Ewan McGregor is the best thing that might ever happen, for me it was not the most pleasant on-screen snog I've ever had. But at least I was his first." Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the same sex kiss he shared with his Velvet Goldmine co-star Ewan MCGregor in the 1998 movie.

28th March 2008

Quote: "How do I invest my money? I'm Irish. I keep it in a mattress." THE TUDORS star JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS reveals his financial secrets.

28th March 2008

Quote: "That would never have happened in Henry's time. Unless it was Henry's wife, giving a blow job to somebody else." Jonathan Rhys Meyers compares Tudor king HENRY VIII to former U.S. President Bill Clinton's infamous Monica Lewinsky affair.

19th March 2008

Quote: "I think the reason you have all this sex on TV right now is because people are too busy to do the real thing. Maybe if we turned off our TVs and got into bed, none of this would rattle us." Jonathan Rhys Meyers on why his controversial TV period drama THE TUDORS sets temperatures soaring.

22nd November 2007

Quote: "I don't think I'd ever date an actress. There's only room for one in my life, and I'm it." Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers insists he's not interested in dating a fellow star.

19th November 2007

Fact: Generous Jonathan Rhys Meyers bought his movie son Freddie Highmore an acoustic electric guitar as a wrap gift after the pair had shot new movie AUGUST RUSH.

30th October 2007

Quote: "Let's not kid ourselves - this business is about being good-looking. Look, Brad Pitt is an incredible actor, but do you think he'd be a famous movie star if he didn't look like that? Come on!" Jonathan Rhys Meyers is under no illusions about Hollywood.

6th October 2007

Quote: "Once you have sex, the chemistry is gone. So don't have sex with your co-star. If you do, wait until you finish your film." Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers offers some advice about romancing co-stars.

15th May 2007

Quote: "If I had a thousand d**ks I wouldn't stick one inside Britney Spears." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers doesn't find the Toxic singer attractive.

16th April 2007

Quote: "Anyone who hunts, owns a kingdom, wrestles, and has that much sex is gonna be in shape." JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS defends his casting to play a lean, mean Henry VIII in US TV hit The Tudors.

30th March 2007

Quote: "It's kind of like having sex in (US supermarket chain) Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon - everyone just stands with their baskets and they just watch you and then they don't applaud afterwards, they just move off." Jonathan Rhys Meyers on filming sex scenes for period TV series THE TUDORS.

23rd February 2007

Quote: "I met this girl one night and she was like, 'Why can't I get a guy that looks like Brad Pitt?' And I turned to her and said, 'You gotta look like f**kin' Angelina Jolie. So put down the gin and tonic and start going to the gym!'" Actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS doesn't mince words for moaning fans.

18th May 2006

Quote: "I don't like sci-fi - I don't want to do anything with sci-fi. Star Wars? Star Trek? I'd rather eat turpentine and p**s on a brush fire." MATCH POINT star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

8th May 2006

Fact: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in demand - after signing on as the new face of Versace, the Irish actor is reportedly in negotiations to become the spokesman for top men's fashion chain Hugo Boss.

5th May 2006

Quote: "The stunt double looked more like me than I did. At one point JJ (ABRAMS) was like, 'I'm thinking of re-casting.'" Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was stunned by the look-a-like stuntman hired to play his MISSION: Impossible III character's action scenes.

25th April 2006

Quote: "I once had sex in a trailer on a film in my youth. Someone opened the door to call us for lunch and we were sort of mid-passionate. The most exciting part was seeing the look on the caller's face." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers enjoys getting caught in the act.

21st April 2006

Quote: "I just hope that they give TOM and KATIE time to be new parents and give that little girl the space she needs to grow up and be a little girl." MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 star Jonathan Rhys Meyers urges the paparazzi to give new parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a little space.

4th April 2006

Quote: "He's still that same kid who's sitting down watching it with popcorn and ice-cream, he still believes in the magic of it." MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS on hearing co-star Tom Cruise humming the film's famous theme tune during a boat race scene.

16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"My mum was only 21 when she had me in '77, so she was a huge New Romantic the whole time I was growing up." JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS' mother is thrilled her son is being considered for the role of tragic JOY DIVISION frontman Ian Curtis in Anton Corbijn's new biopic. </p>

15th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I think if WOODY (ALLEN) could be a 21-year-old girl he would be SCARLETT (JOHANSSON), and if she could be an older man she'd be Woody." Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers isn't surprised to hear Match Point director Woody Allen and co-star Scarlett Johansson have become good friends. </p>

5th January 2006

Quote: <p>"If I could have been anything in history, I would have been a general on a battlefield." MATCH POINT star JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS has ambitions to be the next NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. </p>

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