Freeman: 'I'll Never Be Brando'

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British actor Martin Freeman was desperate to become the next Marlon Brando when he was younger - but his aims have become far more humble even after his breakthrough role in UK TV series The Office.

Freeman, soon to be seen in the big screen version of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, quickly shelved his dreams of becoming a Hollywood idol when he realised he'd be lucky if he could pay his mortgage.

The 33-year-old says, "When I was 17, I'm sure I wanted to be Marlon Brando or Robert De Niro.

"Now, I think, 'Well, that's probably not going to happen.' Your goals get amended.

"The only goal worth keeping in mind for me is, are you doing something you are proud of? Are you doing something you are happy with? Are you making enough to pay the mortgage?"

25/04/2005 21:24


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