Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962), is an English actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.
Fiennes’ portrayal of Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List (1993) earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996) garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
1. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BINDS US AS A FAMILY IS A SHARED SENSE OF HUMOR.
2. LITTLE MOMENTS CAN HAVE A FEELING AND A TEXTURE THAT IS VERY REAL.
3. WITHIN THE PROCESS OF FILMING, UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS OCCUR.
4. I LIKE TO KEEP FIT, BUT I NEVER LIFT VERY HEAVY WEIGHTS.
5. I TRIED TO PLAY RUGBY BUT WAS NEVER VERY GOOD.
6. THERE IS A HUMANITARIAN IMPULSE THAT ONE ASPIRES TO AND THERE ARE DAYS WHEN ONE DOESN’T DO IT VERY WELL.
8. I GUESS I’D LOVE TO BE SURPRISED BY SOMETHING I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF.
9. IT WAS JUST TWO ENERGIES BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE, YOU CAN’T PRESCRIBE THAT.