Paul Bettany

Top actor Paul Bettany is back soon in Avengers: Age of Ultron and is married to fellow star Jennifer Connelly. Here are some facts you may not know about the celebrity… 

CELEB MONTAGE– Paul plays guitar and used to be a busker on Westminster Bridge.

– He developed laryngitis after filming A Knight’s Tale because of all the yelling he had to do as Geoffrey Chaucer.

– Paul suffered another acting injury in The Da Vinci Code. He had to wear a wig in the film as, when they bleached his hair for his role, it burned bleeding holes in his head.

– He decided he wanted to be an actor at 19, and his heroes are Humphrey Bogart, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Peter O’Toole.

– He acted for a year with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

– Paul says he loves Westerns, “They are really classical. Their structure is like a Roman tragedy.”

– He ends up naked in a lot of his work and says, “There is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day; a respect that is given by the rest of the cast.”

– Paul’s favourite film is Raging Bull. He says, “I defy anybody to point out one thing that’s wrong with it. It’s just perfect.”

– He enjoys being a Brit in America and says, “I love the way British people see themselves. We say, ‘He’s like us… a bit of a loser.’”

– He has also said, “I’m English, so I can’t wear a baseball cap. I’d look like white trash, like I should have a beer and a dog called Skeeter.”

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