Paul Bettany is an English actor who is best known for his role of JARVIS and the Vision in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies and Silas in the movie adaptation of Dan Brown's critically acclaimed novel "The Da Vinci Code."
Born on May 27, 1971, Bettany first came into the attention of mainstream audience with his appearance in British movie "Ganster No. 1" (2000) and "A Knight's Tale" (2001), directed by Brian Helgeland.
Since then, Bettany has acted in several prominent movies, most notably in MCU's "Iron Man" (2008), "Iron Man 2" (2010), "The Avengers" (2012), "Iron Man 3" (2013) as JARVIS and in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) and "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) as the Vision.
His other prominent movies include "A Beautiful Mind," (2001), Dogville (2003), and "Wimbeldon" (2004). As the actor celebrates his 45th birthday today, here are some of his most popular quotes:
"The fact that in America bread lasts so long; you buy bread, and then it's bread forever - it's Forever Bread!"
"For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But 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."
"I'm sure some people have an absolute grasp of where they are in their careers. I just don't think about it that much."
"For a while, I stopped enjoying making movies and I stopped enjoying acting, because I made a few decisions that I wish I hadn't made."
"So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off - and if you don't, you're a fool. You're earning all this money to support children whom you then don't see, which is absurd."
"I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more."
Source: Brainy Quote