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1 Jonathan Rhys Meyers le Sam 9 Mai 2009 - 14:31

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Nom: O'keefe
Prénom: Jonathan Michael Francis
Surnom: Jonny
Date de naissance: 27 Juillet 1977
Signe Astrologique: Lion
Lieu de naissance: Dublin, Irlande.
Taille: 1m78
Résidence: Il vit entre Londres, Royaume Uni et Cork, Irlande. Il a aussi un appartement au Maroc.
Famille: Son père s'appelle John et sa mère Géraldine, il a trois frères: Jamie, Paul and Alan ainsi qu'un neveu Dylan. Sa mere Geraldine est décédée en novembre 2007 à l'age de 50 ans.


Jonathan est né le 27 juillet 1977 à Dublin en Irlande. Un an plus tard, sa famille déménage à County Cork. A l'âge de 3 ans, ses parents se séparent, Jonny et son jeune frère Alan restent avec leur mère et les deux autres partent vivre avec leur père. Jonathan a eu une enfance mouvementée, passant même quelques temps à l'orphelinat, il était très mauvais élève et a été renvoyé définitivement de l'école à l'âge de 16 ans.

Il est vite repéré par Hubbard Casting, une agence qui cherchait des acteurs pour le film "La Guerre des Boutons". Il passe des auditions pendant trois jours, mais finalement le rôle revient à un autre acteur. Désespéré, il est cependant rappelé pour tourner dans un spot publicitaire. Malgrés son acceptation, il est embarrassé par l'idée de tourner une pub pour une soupe. La même année, en 1994, il décroche son premier rôle au cinéma dans le film "Un Homme Sans Importance", son rôle n'était pas important, mais marque le début d'une carrière prométeuse.

Peu après, il obtient le premier rôle dans le film "Disappearance of Finbar" en 1996. De retour à sa maison à Cork, il reçoit un coup de fil pour le film "Michael Collins", et il décroche le rôle de l'assassin de Collins en 1996. Johnatan enchaîne ensuite les tournages, "Maker" et "Telling Lies in America" en 1997, "Governess" et "B. Monkey" en 1998, "Titus" 1999, "Joue la Comme Beckham" en 2002,..etc.

En 2005, Jonathan reçoit le Golden Globe pour son rôle d'Elvis Prestley dans la mini-série "Elvis", rôle pour lequel il a aussi eu une nomination aux Emmy Awards. En 2006, on le trouve sur l'affiche de "Mission Impossible III" aux côtés de Tom Cruise, et en 2007, il revient à la télévision sous les traits du rois Henry VIII dans la série "The Tudors".


Le saviez-vous?
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers n'est pas seulement acteur, il est aussi chanteur. On découvre ses talents dans le film Velvet Goldmine en 1998 dans lequel il joue mais signe aussi 15 chansons sur 18 de sa BO.
  • Il est né avec des problèmes cardiaques, ses parents ont dû le baptiser très vite de peur qu'il ne vive pas assez longtemps.
  • Il a changé de nom et s'est fait appeler "Jonathan Rhys Meyers" quand il est entré dans le milieu de la comédie. Meyers est le nom de jeune fille de sa mère. Rhys se prononce (risse).
  • En 1998, il est classé 34ème (sur 100) homme le plus sexy au monde par le magazine Cosmopolitan.
  • Pour se défaire de son image androgyne de jeune garçon mégrichon, ce qui le contonne souvent à des rôles de junky ou de faible, en 2004, il suit un régime grâce auquel il prend 25 livres supplémentaires de muscle, ce qui lui permet d'obtenir des rôles plus masculins.
  • Il est l'égérie de la marque de parfum "Hugo Boss", il a aussi posé pour Versace homme pour la collection automne/hiver 2007.
  • Côté coeur, il a fréquenté plusieurs actrices: Toni Collette, Asia Argento, Rachael Leigh Cook ou Estella Warren. Il sort avec la riche héritière Reena Hammer.


Source: The Tudors Hypnoweb


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2 Re: Jonathan Rhys Meyers le Mer 8 Juil 2009 - 14:47

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Théâtre
Dark Blood (1996)… Le Garçon


Télévision
Samson and Delilah (1996)… Samson (14 ans)
Gormenghast (2000)… Steerpike
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)… George Amberson Minafer
The Lion in Winter (2003)… Roi Philip def France
Elvis (2005)… Elvis Presley
The Tudors (2007-2009)… Roi Henry VIII


Films
A Man of No Importance (1994)… Premier Jeune Homme
The Killer Tongue (1996)… Rudolph
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)… Finbar Flynn
Michael Collins (1996)… Jeune Assassin
The Tribe (1996)… Adam
The Maker (1997)… Josh Minell
Telling Lies in America (1997)… Kevin Boyle
The Governess (1998)… Henry Cavendish
Velvet Goldmine (1998)… Brian Slade
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)… Nic (16 ans)
B. Monkey (1999)… Bruno
Ride With The Devil (1999)… Pitt Mackeson
Titus (1999)… Chiron
Prozac Nation (2002)… Noah
Tangled (2002)… Alan Hammond
Happy Now (2002)… Mark Wraith
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)… Joe
The Tesseract (2003)… Sean
Octane (Pulse) (2003)… The Father
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)… Davey Graham
The Emperor’s Wife (2003)… Chamberlain
Vanity Fair (2004)… George Osborne
Alexander (2004)… Cassander
Match Point (2005)… Chris Wilton
Mission: Impossible III (2006)… Declan
August Rush (2006)… Louis Connelly
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)… George Hogg
A Film with Me in It (2008)… cameo/lui-même
Shelter (2009)… Adam
From Paris With Love (2010)… Richard Stevens
Mary, Mother of Christ (2010)… Gabriel/Lucifer



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3 Re: Jonathan Rhys Meyers le Mar 22 Sep 2009 - 22:10

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Quelques citations de Jonny:

"How does it feel playing Henry VIII?
I don't know how it feels playing Henry VIII because for the period of time that I do it I don't see the world any differently. I don't go home in the evening and become Johnny Rhys Meyers very quickly. I never really leave it. It brings a different energy and probably makes me very difficult to live with in a personal life. While I'm doing this job because it's always in the back of my head. That I have to think like a King. I have to behave like a King. Even in public - I find that I have to maintain this element of grace and elegance. Even when I'm not working. The only time that I ever - during the period of when I'm shooting - that I get to not be King is I play football on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and for that one hour, hour and a half - I forget about the kingdom. Every single day, every other hour - it's always in my mind. It's always in my head, it never leaves."[Showtime Podcast]



"I remember having this conversation with Showtime: If you want somebody who looks like Henry, don't cast me. But we begin the story when Henry and I were the same age, 29, when history tells us he was athletic and good-looking. ... I may end up with a load of prosthetics slapped on me and a big red wig and such, but for now I just have to show off a lot of range for 10 hours."


"People have said Henry VIII didn’t look like me. Fair enough. But no critic can tell me that how I play Henry isn’t right, because I play him a hell of a lot closer to history than people admit. He was an egotistical, spoilt brat, born with the arrogance that everything he had in this world was his by right.”



"These people had an awful lot of sex, more sex than we have today,Once the sun goes down there's very little to do in the Tudor kingdom. There's no TVs, no iPods, no nightclubs, no motor cars, no bowling alleys,so you either read, talk, laugh, drink, sing — or shag the devil out of each other!"


"There is a certain level of arrogance that has to seep into your system if you are playing the king, although I am sure it was there before"


“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! Some mornings, some days, you just don’t have that physical confidence. That’s a horrible feeling. A lot of my success is because of what I look like. I know that.”


"I (based my performance) on what I would do myself if I had absolute power at 28, 29 years old. I didn't have the physicality of Henry, so I had to do it internally, to create this incredibly strong, powerful man without being like 6 foot 4 and 300 pounds. I had to make his ambition bigger than anybody elses. I had to make his energy bigger than anybody elses. I had to make him the most dangerous man in court".


I don't love acting. How can you love something when you sit around 12 hours a day and work 10 minutes a day? I am just doing it because it keeps me off the streets and out of jail - JRM


"When you want to be an actor, especially in films, you've got to have a certain arrogance, but I'm looking at things in the long term, because a star is very short term, you only see it when it explodes."


"When you’re having sex [on the set] with somebody you’re totally in that person at that time. It’s strange when there are tons of people looking at you, but I don’t get ashamed and I don’t get embarrassed. I go to the gym, so I’m comfortable with my body. This is the job that I do and if I want to be comfortable doing the job that I do, I have to take care of myself."


"You know why I stay out of the limelight?" he says. "I always think there will be that time that people will find out that I'm crap at what I do. I think they will figure out I'm crap. Doesn't everybody have that feeling?"


I wouldn't date an actress. There's only room for one actress in my life and I'm it. Too difficult. On the one hand, they understand the job. But on the other hand, it's very competitive within the relationship. Two actors, say one becomes a mega-star and the other doesn't. Happens all the time. So one is getting so much attention, and the other person feels jealous. - JRM


I have only had one girlfriend who I didn't cheat on. Men are like that. No matter how many times you eat pasta, some night you are going to want steak. - JRM


“I think it’s nice to go out with someone who is smarter than you. It’s very sexy. I believe the greatest erogenous zone in the body sits on your shoulders.”


From boy to man: "Yeah, I wanted to change as an actor. There is a time for being a pretty, thin, 19-year-old boy. It’s about how you get parts at that time. It’s very difficult to cast 19 to 24, because you’re not quite a kid and you’re not really a man yet. You haven’t had life’s experiences."


Ha! Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner! - Brian Slade, Velvet Goldmine


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4 Re: Jonathan Rhys Meyers le Sam 3 Oct 2009 - 18:21

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Autres citations de Johnny:

Being an actor is the easiest job. Just say the lines.

“You get on a set and immediately people are wiping your ass for you, and nobody tells you when you’re being an asshole. I’m sure nobody working for Tom Cruise would turn around and say, ‘Tom, don’t do that anymore because you’re a dickhead to do that’. Actually, he might quite like it”.

“I felt lower then than I did when I was 13 years old, I remember getting out of the limo with Toni and Christian Bale and walking towards all these photographers, and they were going, ‘Hey! Toni! Look over here! Hey, Christian, here!’ And I just walked on because nobody had an idea who I was. It was a horrible experience.” - Cannes Film Festival 1998

“There will be ups and downs, but it’s important to remember you’re on your own beautiful journey and once you’re on it you have to see it through to its conclusion and try to never be afraid to do anything because what is the worse that can happen?”

“A lot of men are very uptight, but I don’t distinguish between male and female beauty. Beauty is beauty.’

“I think it is important to stay close to your roots and be true to yourself, be honest. I don’t want to play games in Hollywood and pretend to be someone else. I still suffer from insecurity and that situation would make it worse.”

“But actors, everything is so physical. You’re basically the only product you have. The hardest part of acting is realizing it doesn’t matter. I’m going to try and not take it too seriously because, if I do, I would really wreck my head.”

“I think I’d really like to be someone who would be known for being a nice guy.”

“I’ve never gone to acting school and I never will, so I’m learning about the business from the people who are in the business. It doesn’t seem like I work at all. And the unknown is always exciting.”

“I don’t have many friends that are actors. It’s a very faux environment. I don’t call people up after films.”

“I find actors who play nasty guys in movies are the nicest guys in real life, and the opposite then goes for heroes.”

“At some point in your career as an actor you’re going to have to get on a Stairmaster. The days of Harris and O’Toole are gone. If you want to be at the top of your game, you can’t be out partying with your friends, or having six pints a night down the pub.”

(On Match Point) “It’s strange this film was not difficult to make in any way. It was the easiest and most relaxing film I’ve ever done.”

“When somebody looks at the body of work that I’ve done and they put Bend It like Beckham, Match Point, August Rush, The Tudor’s and Elvis next to each other they can see very many different layers of what I can do as an actor. That’s why I do different roles so people can see your range.”

(When he first realized he wanted to be an actor full-time) “I think when I went on to the set of Michael Collins which was the second film that I shot. And it wasn’t even the acting it was that whole atmosphere and suddenly I was on a film set with Liam Neeson and Alan Rickman and Neil Jordan and it was the whole buzz about it and the big cameras and suddenly it was kind of like this is a pretty fucking cool job.”

“To get up in front of a camera of course you have to have a certain amount of vanity. All acting is narcissism in some way. Would I be a narcissistic person? Absolutely. Am I vain? Absolutely. Any actor who sits down in front of you and tells you they’re not vain its bullshit. I’m sure a lot of actors are like ‘Oh no, I’m not vain I just look fabulous everyday’. Now they’d like to believe that themselves. Its all very carefully manipulated, and I’ve met and worked with some of the most beautiful actors in the world and then you see them on a cover of a magazine they don’t look like that, any of them, they just don’t.”

(On if he saw similarities between him and Elvis Presley) “Yeah, of course. I know, I saw the things I have in common with Elvis and I latched onto them, like he was a poor boy from Mississippi, I was a poor boy from Cork. We didn’t get on well at school, either of us. We weren’t liked by the students particularly. We were very, very different in the way we dressed, in the way we looked. We both bought houses for our Mama out of our first big paycheck. We both daydreamed and then went and fought to make our dreams a reality.”

(On the hardest aspect of playing Elvis Presley) “To get that energy. Because Elvis did a lot of things. Most people ask, ‘What was harder? The dance moves? The guitar playing? The singing or the lip-synching?’ I’ll tell you what it was - the energy. If you’re playing someone like Elvis Presley, the Elvis Presley that I know from reading and researching, you do it from the heart. So, I had to really put myself in those shoes. It was very, very hard, having to pretend to be Elvis Presley, because I’m an actor doing it, but unless you wake up every morning being Elvis Presley, you really don’t know what that feels like.”

(2001) “I’d love to do a big blockbuster action film, it’d be great, can you imagine? Pay me, no problem. I’d love to do a huge big ‘Mike and Jerry’ type film. They’re really great but I don’t think Micheal Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer think too fondly of me. Wait until I go off and get an Oscar nomination, then they’ll love me to bits.”

“If there’s a good script and a good part, you can be guaranteed that all the best actors in the world are trying to get it. There’s no such thing as once you get to a certain stage, everything becomes easy. Everything becomes harder, you want the best roles, the biggest roles. And so does everyone else.”

“It’s not about money, fame, people knowing you. It’s not even about enjoying yourself and being happy. It’s about achieving something that’s brilliant, creating something that’s brilliant, for other people. For yourself, you’re always going to be unsatisfied, but if somebody comes up to me and says, ‘That was a brilliant part, and I really, really got it’. That’s essentially it.”

(On his role in The Tudors) “I based him on what I would do myself if I had absolute power at 28, 29 years old. I didn’t have the physicality of Henry, you know? And so I had to do it all internally. I had to create this incredibly strong, powerful man without being sort of like 6′ 4″ and 300 pounds. I had to make his intellect bigger than anybody else’s. I had to make his ambition bigger than anybody else’s. I had to make his energy bigger than anybody else’s. And I had to make him the most dangerous man in court.”

“Natalie [Dormer] is extraordinary. She’s such a technician, as an actress. Natalie trained. She’s the epitome of when training meets talent in the best way possible. She’s naturally gifted and comes alive on camera. It’s a fantastic mixture.”

[About Natalie Dormer] “Her Anne Boleyn is extraordinary. It’s more serious and sensitive.”


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5 Re: Jonathan Rhys Meyers le Sam 3 Oct 2009 - 18:24

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(On becoming a successful actor) “If you want to work, if you want to be successful, you have to struggle, you have to travel. You have to forgo relationships because they don’t work, which I’ve learnt to my detriment. You have to forgo friends.”

“I auditioned for Tigerland and I was furious when I found out that Colin (Farrell) was doing it. But then when I saw the movie, there was nobody else that could make it like Colin made it. He was like this beautiful, beautiful cocktail of Marlon Brando in The Men and Montgomery Clift in Red River. He was sensitive and attitudeish - lawyerish - but at the same time so boyish, so sexual, so misled. He played it beautifully. I could never have done that. After I saw the movie I said, ‘Okay, I see what I need to learn’.”

(On Alexander) “I did it just basically to work with Oliver Stone, but there wasn’t enough work in it for me. I shouldn’t have done it. I actually made a point of cutting myself out of two major scenes because I didn’t want to be backroom dressing. I don’t think Oliver really knew what he was taking on.”

(On what satisfaction he gets as an actor) “What do I get out of it at the end of the day? Money. I get to travel around to different places. I get–for 10 to 12 hours a day–to not really be me. It’s great escapism. It can be very fucking therapeutic. But it’s not something that’s immediately satisfying. Sure, it’s satisfying when a film you’re in breaks $300 million at the box office, and the next thing is you get a $5 million offer, and there are awards flying about the place. But more often it’s not. Every so often someone comes up and says, “Hey, I saw you in that movie. It was great!” And I’m like, “Yeah, thanks very much.” And that’s where the satisfaction comes in.”

(On being a professional actor) “I started acting at 18 years old because I got a lead role in a movie. It wasn’t like I was a kid going, “When I grow up, I want to be an actor.” So I think what drives me is I found something very young by mistake that I could do. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I love it all the time. Because it’s not lovable. The process of acting itself for me is really simple. It’s not brain surgery. You take the character, and you play it as naturally as you possibly can. That’s it. There’s no greater or higher purpose. What makes acting difficult is the business end of it. Because no matter how genius an actor is or how many millions of dollars he makes, he can look back in his past and see a sea of rejection–even the people who are at the top of their game. Just because someone is like Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t mean he gets to do anything he wants. He has to fight for those roles the same as anybody else. Now, he is fighting on a different level, but it’s still a fight. What’s difficult about the prospect is trying to reinvent your self-confidence, even though it’s constantly being torn down. And, of course, for every 10 people who like you in a film, there’s 10 people who won’t. I read one critique of me in Velvet Goldmine that said I had all the charisma of chewed bubblegum. I think I kept that one in my scrapbook.”

“I was always going to be different, and everyone knew it.”

“The hardest part about acting is realizing it doesn’t matter.”





Citations de Natalie Dormer sur JRM:

“Young, incredibly attractive, vibrant male with a lot of energy, a lot of intelligence and wit. Charisma. The parallels just speak. It’s method acting – he’s cheating! He’s got such intensity, such focus. You get drawn in to it – it’s easy to play a woman who becomes infatuated with him. He sucks you in. Those eyes and …. it’s easy.”

“Jonathan [Rhys Meyers] is a wonderful human being. I had several dinners and coffees with him beforehand to talk about it and even a good cry with him as we stood in Kilmainham at dawn before the scene.”


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