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Jude Law - 50: interesting facts about the British actor

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“The directors only need me for the picture, and it makes me angry. I always wanted to be an actor, not a beauty pageant winner." This cry from the heart of Jude Law does not surprise his loyal fans, the native of London has struggled with the “stigma” of a handsome boy all his professional life. Not the form, but the content interests him most of all. And so it is in everything - from the choice of director to literary material.

Lowe broke into Hollywood in 1999 with the thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley and has since worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. A pleasant bonus on his creative path was accompanied by Oscar nominations and laudatory reviews from critics. Young audiences know him best for his role as John Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. And perhaps some may think of him as the leader of Starforce in the Captain Marvel (2019) movie comic. In this review, non-trivial facts about the hero of the day:

- in his youth, he rented an apartment with Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker");

- played a young Albus Dumbledore in the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" (2018);

- Before playing the role of a young Dumbledore, Lowe appeared as a young Pope in the HBO series of the same name. After that, he stated that now each of his roles must contain the word "young": "It's written in my contract";

- Like many in his profession, Lowe left school earlier than expected. At the age of 17, he was approved for a role in the soap opera Families (1990-1993). He himself later described his move as "continuing the learning curve." He rented an apartment and at first lived on wear and tear, spending nights in clubs and working on the set during the day;

- even before playing the young Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, Jude Law was a fan of the works of JK Rowling. His own children encouraged him to do this. They ate books and films and then dragged their father to the cinema;

- in the 2000s, together with his friend Jeremy Gilly Lowe, he went to Afghanistan to show the country torn apart by religious contradictions from the point of view of an ordinary person. A documentary film with footage from the trip was presented in 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival;

- was in the career of Jude Law and such a moment when he was offered to try on a Superman costume. Seeing himself in the mirror, the actor said: "No way." However, this later did not stop him from filming the movie Captain Marvel (2019);

- For the lead role in the tragicomedy "Dom Hemingway" (2012), Lowe was tasked with gaining weight. Jude did this quickly and efficiently, consuming 10 cans of cola a day and eating whatever food he wanted. After filming, he just as quickly drove 13 kilograms as he gained. In addition, he came to the conclusion that age does not spoil him at all;

Lowe's first big role in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2004, he already received a nomination in the category "Best Leading Actor" for the drama "Cold Mountain" (2003);

- Lowe has six children: Rafferty, Iris, Rudy, Sophia, Ada and another baby, whose gender and name are unknown. Three older children with first wife Sadie Frost. One daughter with model Samantha Burke, another daughter with singer Katherine Harding, and the last child was from Lowe's second marriage to Philippa Cohen;

- Lowe has a tattoo placed on his left arm with the name of the song The Beatles "Sexy Sady". The actor stuffed it in honor of his first wife, Sadie Frost;

- Lowe admitted that he almost turned down the role that made him famous after filming the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley." The reason - I wanted to avoid the label "beautiful boy." Despite the fact that the work on this project brought him an Oscar nomination, Lowe continues to adhere to the chosen line of behavior and does not agree to play characters whose appearance prevails over other qualities;

- Lowe speaks respectfully of director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), admiring his confidence in working on big-budget projects. According to Jude, while other directors are afraid of big money, Richie "eats it for breakfast";

Lowe wants to live to an old age and become a grandfather. He did not know his grandfather. Therefore, he hopes that someday he will take over the baton of the "patriarch" from his father, who is now over 70;

- The series "The Young Pope" marked Lowe's return to the television screen for the first time in a long time, namely since the early 1990s, when he starred in the British project "Families";

Lowe broke his rib while filming the murder scene in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Sources claim that this was due to Jude falling in the boat. But the actor himself claimed that he was injured during a fight with Matt Damon, who played his rival in the film;

- agreed to work in the series "The Young Pope" because of Paolo Sorrentino. The director previously won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category for The Great Beauty (2013). Lowe is especially admired for his gift as a screenwriter. In addition, a project with a lot of intrigue seemed to Jude interesting: "... survive in the Vatican, having learned to manipulate and manage all these different flows of influence ...";

- Critics praised Lowe for his mastery of showing the theatrical side of Catholicism in The Young Pope, calling the Vatican "the birthplace of the theater" for its robes and dogmas;

- Some time after the collapse of the Natural Nylon production company, he founded another one, Riff Raff. Her fate was better than the first, as she successfully joined the Twelve Town television company;

- Despite working in the US, Low is not considering moving overseas with his family. He is proud of British citizenship and, moreover, belonging to the inhabitants of London. According to the actor, if he ever plans to move, then the most that he will be enough for is a suburb of the British capital;

- Lowe has never been religious and does not identify himself with any denomination. At one time in his youth he was fond of Buddhism and spiritualism. According to Jude, the conservative faith has outlived itself by citing such an event as "Brexit" as evidence;

- the actor's children are devoted fans of social networks, while he himself completely avoids any personal "promotion". According to Low, audiences are drawn to social media by celebrities and fashion "experts." “I have no desire to participate in this,” Jude assures;

- in his opinion, in order to grow old beautifully, one must invest in it. To keep fit, he visits the gym five times a week, where he works with weights and goes in for boxing;

- as a child, he deceived his parents by skipping school and spending this time in the movies. Young Jude took the train at Louisham in south London and traveled to the city center. During the "training" day, he managed to watch three films in a row at the Prince of Wales Theatre. After that, he returned home as if nothing had happened and told his relatives about how his day went in the classroom. No one ever revealed the rogue until he himself told about it, already being an adult;

- to play the captain of a submarine in the movie "Black Sea" (2014), he spent two days on the high seas with the Royal Navy of Great Britain. He described the experience gained in one of the interviews as "claustrophobic", however, he managed to get along with the team;

- already being a Hollywood star, he entered the theater stage of the West End to play the Prince of Denmark. The director and producer of the production, Michael Grandage, praised the actor's desire to immerse himself in the image of the restless Hamlet and not give the public a reason to doubt his authentic portrayal of the famous Shakespearean hero;

- After working with Lowe on Steven Soderbergh's film "Side Effect" (2013), Channing Tatum admitted that he was fascinated by Jude's professional qualities. He himself claims that his "male crush" is Robert Downey Jr., whom he describes as "little Peter Pan";

- When Lowe started dating Sienna Miller, interest in him from the paparazzi intensified. Not only were they on duty near the actor's house, they also managed to "hack" his phone, as well as the phones of Miller and their colleagues;

Lowe is a fan of Radiohead. Although he didn't get to work with the musicians on stage personally, he provided the voice for a Greenpeace video that aired during the band's live performance;

- Lowe learned to play the saxophone for a role in The Talented Mr. Ripley;

- an ardent fan of the football club Tottenham Hotspur. And he always regrets very much when, due to work, he cannot watch the games of his favorite team;

- the name of the actor was in honor of the protagonist of the novel by Thomas Hardy "Jude the Obscure". The actor's parents are professional teachers and are not indifferent to the literature of the Victorian era;

- Lowe met Ewan McGregor in 1990 at one of the castings. The director paid the young people $30 and wanted to watch them while drunk to gauge the interaction;

- Lowe's parents lost their mothers and fathers early. Jude's father lived with his grandmother until she was seven, until she died. Then he was in an orphanage until he was adopted at the age of 12. According to the actor, his parents raised him in "unconditional love", but with restrictions. The father was sometimes even “strict”, but Jude treats him warmly, knowing that he wished him well and instilled the ability to appreciate what you have;

- Another father figure for Lowe was director Anthony Minghella, who directed him in two films, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain. Both films brought Jude Oscar nominations. The actor admired his qualities as a director and teacher, as well as the ability to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on the set;

- Lowe began an affair with Sienna Miller after filming in the movie "Handsome Alfie, or What Men Want" (2004). They were even engaged for a while, but the relationship was irretrievably destroyed when the actress caught the groom in tender feelings for the nanny of his children. Sienna was comforted by none other than Daniel Craig.