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"I want to be a cowboy. I'm a surfing cowboy."

"I grew up watching spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood and stuff. I've been wanting to do this for 2 years."

"I go to the premieres and that's it. It's all the flash part that I don't care about."

"We barbeque. We have block parties. I'm not a club guy. I like to hang out and strum guitar and stuff down beers. Mellow."

"I haven't done that (pottery) for a few months because I've been so busy, but I like doing that. It all started in high school, I was "the terrier" of my class."

"I wanted to be (the late) Jacques Cousteau. I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I grew up on the ocean, my mom was very into the outdoors and we spent alot of time camping as kids. We used to live in a motor home."

"He's (Billy Connelly) a rare breed. That's why I appreciate him so much. He's just a real guy."

"I consider myself very fortunate. I can get caught up in the whirlwind of it all and sometimes it's hard to keep my head on straight. For most of the part, it's somethng I would have never dreamt myself. I'm going to take advantage of it, but at the same time it's almost ridiculous."

"I'm a car fan. I am into racing and that sort of thing, so all the stunt and racing sequences (in 2 Fast 2 Furious) are what I really like."

"I always surfed. But I love cars too, I race alot. I may put a race team together. I've been racing semi-professionally."

"I'm a big Porsche fan. I like driving Porsches."

"Alot of the thrills for the kids is running from the police, that's the bottom line, doing something illegal."

"My daughter loves fast cars. She's like me. I think it's in my blood, it's a genetic thing; my grandfather raced cars, my dad is a speed freak, I'm a nut and my daughter is insane."

"I grew up in Southern California and dreamed of being a Marine Biologist, which still sounds quite attractive to be honest."

"I grew up surfing and - you're in Australia - I think most Aussies are like Southern Californians. I grew up surfing and skating and doing all that stuff and that's what I love about Australia. It's just like one giant beach community to me."

"I'd love to do a comedy. I'd love to work with the Coen brothers, just mix it up once again. A comedy would be alot of fun."

"I love dark comedy. You've seen "Snatch", right? I love that. A Guy Ritchie movie would be cool."

"I'm a sterotypical Southern California boy. I like to surf and skate in my down time."

"I love the Cohen brothers. I love Raising Arizona and Fargo and The Big Lobowski. They're probably my favorites. Actor-wise, Paul Newman. I love Paul Newman. I mean, there's a bunch. I love Julia Ormand and Sophie Marceau for several reasons. I think they're two of the most beautiful women in the world."

"I swear a lot. It bothers me sometimes. But it's fun."

"I got to the guitar and helped myself to it when he was working one time. His sister was there, but I didn't ask her."- Paul on playing a prank on Josh Jackson

"When you say model, and stuff like that, I just did that as a little kid, when I was a baby, basically."

"I had this vertigo fear for a while, but I conquered it by jumping out of a plane."

"My character in Varsity Blues is pretty much just like I was in high school."

"My food bill is insane. I eat out four or five times a day...that's at mortage on a half-million-dollar home"

"Growing up, I was into girls and sports. Acting was just a hobby."

"There is no inner beauty will my character." Paul says about his role as Dean Sampson in She's All That.

"Dylan McKay came to see my movie!"

"When my scenes come up, I close my eyes. It's so painful."

"I didn't know if acting was what I wanted to do -- It seemed like a wierd career in La-La Land."

"I like people to see me as a regular Joe, 'cause that's what I am."

"My clothes are comfortable: Dickies, 501's, Abercrombie & Fitch cargo pants."

"My friends used to call me 'The Vagrant.' Now they call me 'Hollywood,' 'Movie Star,' 'Big Shot'...lame stuff like that."

"I do like dressing up every now & then."

"I have a tummy fetish, so I like girls who have nice, flat tummies and wear cropped tops with faded 501's -- the thrift store kind -- and maybe some Birkenstocks and a belly chain."

"I want 5 cats and 20 dogs!"

"There was a time when it was all about girls and hanging out. Now I'm not into juggling girls. I met a great girl , and we really hit it off!"

"For as long as I can remember, my parents took us camping by the beach, so I started body boarding when I was four years old."

"I kept it up and then I got a surf board and started surfing in junior high school. I loved playing baseball and a lot of other sports, but surfing is my favorite and I know it's something I'll be doing all my life."

"You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae."

"Some people say that you should go to all the parties, to the nightclubs, the Viper Room, and make contacts, and I look at them and say, 'You don't want to have contacts with those people.' Look at what happened to River Phoenix (who died in 1993 of a drug overdose outside the Viper Room). If you get caught up in that, it ruins you. Hollywood is garbage."

"I'm always super critical, especially the first time I see any of my movies."

"To me, movies are entertainment, not brain surgery."

"I grew up with my head under the hood of the car."

"When I was in high school I used to go to drag races and I was once chased by the cops."

"I don't think I'm a jealous guy. When I kiss other women, it's just my job. But it's hard not to get a little jealous."

"This industry is pretty wacky so I need someone more stable. Actors are freaks. I don't know if they are born that way or if the industry makes you that way, it's probably habit of both. I like to hook up with them every now and then, but I stay away for the most part."

"I like girls who are earthy and natural, I'm not into girl who wear too much make-up. I like girls who are into the beach and who love animals and kids."

"I like a girl who's into camping, who doesn't need to have a blow-drier, or make-up on her face."

"If a girl breaks out eyeliner before we go to the beach, there's no way."

"I spend a lot of time at the beach. I love surfing, martial arts and snowboarding but I also play a lot of basketball and beach volleyball."

"She's (his daughter Meadow!) my little Sarah MacLachlan! I ordered a custom-made guitar for her 2nd birthday because I'm really bitter at my parents for not placing an instrument in my hands when I was a kid."

"I've always loved music and Meadow's mother loves music, so I've put this guitar above her bed. I told her she can take it down on her 5th birthday!"

"I've been playing the guitar for several years now and I'd love to start a band. We'll play reggae, hard rock and some poppy stuff, too."

"I've got mothers like that (snaps his fingers), but fathers look at me and go 'grrr'."

"He's (Josh Jackson) totally awesome! The guy's quirky, just down there. And the guy's smart! I guarantee he's a genius, no question. He makes me feel really stupid, actually."

"He (James Van Der Beek) may be alright now, but looking back we didn't get along. You know, as he was 'Dawson'. He knows he's Dawson, that's the problem. But he may have changed, it's been a long time - like three years."

"Pearl Harbour would have been bad-ass. I didn't see the movie. I heard it kinda sucked, and I like hearing that. My grandfather was a Pearl Harbour survivor, so when I said I was going to read for it he was so excited. I never actually read for it, never read the script."

"They told me I had a classic kind of look."

"I like playing the hero. But it's fun being the bad guy, too. There's something about being the bad guy and having people still like you. For instance, I played the bad guy in The Skulls, but people still seemed to like me. I like being the bad guy, and I like being the hero. I like being all of it!"

"I think he's (Brad Pitt) really smart and I like the decisions he makes. He makes movies for himself, like Kalifornia or Twelve Monkeys, but at the same time he realises that the female audience is what has made him, so then he'll do something like Legends of the Fall and The Mexican."

"Since The Fast and The Furious I've been offered a lot of action roles. I could have made three movies in the past four months but I didn't like them. Sure I could have made a lot of money, but I want to do quality stuff with my time, I don't want to make a movie just for the sake of working."

"Fatherhood has made me a lot more grounded. It's unreal. But, I was completely spooked when I found out I was going to become a dad. I was like, 'Oh no, I'm not ready for it!' I freaked out. I remember making the phone call to my parents, I was like, 'Mum, Dad, guess what!' But they were really cool and very supportive. They were like, 'OK, are you going to be involved in the baby's life or not?' And my dad said, 'I think you should step up. I know you have a lot going on and I know it's going to complicate things, but it will be worth it, you're going to be a father."

"She's (his daughter) the most important person in my life."

"I was hoping my girl was going to be a tomboy, but her favourite colour is pink and she loves dolls."

"I thought I'd have this little surfer girl who would ride a skateboard. But I don't even push it on her because there's no hope there. She's going to be a cheerleader or a ballerina."

"I have a close set of mates who I've been friends with since I was a teenager. I'm into BBQs, pool parties and hanging out down at the beach. I'll go to a club every once in a while, but I don't spend too much time hanging out in Hollywood, because that's where I work."

"Jordana Brewster just hot! She's really sweet."

"You hear about cast members who don't get along all the time. The film industry has a way of inflating people's heads and a big part of it [being an actor] is just dealing with egos."

"Some people are drawn into acting for the fame. But for me, it's just a by-product. There's nothing better than someone coming up and saying 'I really like you in this movie', but it makes me cynical and wary of people."

"I saw it (The Fast And The Furious) and for the next two weeks I couldn't sleep. I just lay awake in bed thinking about it, I was miserable. You just pick yourself apart. Every actor would say the same, unless they love themselves to death."

"I've never been mistaken for anybody else. I don't get recognised too often. Back home. Yeah. Ever since The Fast and The Furious has come out and it's done as well as it has. But, it's still pretty mellow and manageable. It's at a perfect level I think. Occasionally you get irritated, I think, like anybody would. You're sitting down, like sitting down with my girlfriend and we're having dinner and you've got people coming up to you to get an autograph and it's like, "Maybe later"."

"Girls want to know if I have a girlfriend and guys want to know how many girls you get! They ask about cars, too. I think people are fascinated with it. It's like I don't get it just because I do it."

"Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal), he's quite possibly the coolest guy alive."

"I was walking around on-set and Ludacris comes out and they're playing one of his songs, or Tyrese comes out and they are playing his through the PA and I didn't have anything, man. I didn't have an introduction. I just come out, sort of beat-boxing and doing my own thing, listening to the music in my head and creating my own song."

"The first couple of weeks everyone wanted to know what I listened to. They just assumed I wouldn't be a hip-hopper because I'm a surfer. I'm more of a classic rock guy and that was my nickname for a month or so. I wasn't Paul. I was Classic Rock because I told everyone I liked Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival. But with Ludacris and 'rese being around, I got more of my feel of hip-hop and I came back with a Jay-Z album and Missy Elliott."

"I came home and I don't think my mum recognised me because I was talking more like a brother than a surfer. (Laughs) I think it makes me a little more colourful now, you know, I got on the phone with 'rese and I'm like, "Yo, what's crankin', Dogg? What's poppin'? Holla at me!" and they're like, "What the f***?" (Laughs). People trip out."

"I've always had a fascination with anemone fish."

"She's (Salma Hayek) so beautiful and classy and can act. I don't know her, but I love looking at her."

"I never wanted to do this. It just kind of happened for me. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but when I was in high school all I wanted to do with play sports and have a girlfriend, that was it! Then I went away to university for a while, and then thought I'd take some time off. I soon found myself seriously in debt [laughs] and I wondered what I was going to do."

"I think as long as you are lucky, things will continue to go your way. You can go and bust your ass and work as hard as you want, but that still doesn't mean things are going to work for you. Luck has to be on your side."

"I'm the guy who likes to be faithful, a one-girl guy so to speak."

"I love it when a girl can just be herself and not get too caught up in her looks, in what I do or whatever."

"I'm very serious, I want to live there (Australia)! As far as my interests are concerned it seems to have everything. I think I would spend a lot of time in the outback, too, because I love to rough it. If I can work out how to not have my dog in quarantine for 6 months I'd move there tomorrow. I really want to get out of Southern California because I've been living here my whole life. But I have to be near the beach. I've been talking about moving there for a couple of months, so we'll see!" =D

"I've never been a big 'going out' type of guy so I'd be fine. I'm more into surfing and chilling out with my friends."

"I pretty much have the dream life. I really do!"

"When I go to bed with a girl I want to wake up in the morning with her looking the same she did the night before - not a lot of make-up."

"I need look no further than Australia, where women do the approaching." (Believe it or not lol)

"It wouldn't be too bad living in Australia. I like the people, the food's good and you feel safe." (Are you sure about that? =P)

"She's (Eva Mendes) drop-dead gorgeous and we make this instant connection."

"I like low-maintenance girls. Life's too short, and the biggest curse is falling in love with somebody. That's the bottom line. It sounds horrible. As sweet as it is, it's also I think horrible because that's it. When you fall in love you're also accepting the fact that it's a sacrifice. So, you pray you fall in love with someone that's fairly low-maintenance. I don't require a whole lot. There are people who fall in love for all the right reasons with people who are extremely high-maintenance, but I try to avoid the high-maintenance ones. That sounds horrible what I just said, doesn't it?"

"I love beautiful women, but there aren't many out there who can get all dolled-up and look really good but at the same time will be willing to just head out on the weekend, go camping and maybe not shower for 2 days. I know some girls who if they don't have a hair dryer for 2 days, their losing their mind ! [laughs] I like natural, outdoor-sy girls. I don't like a lot of jewellery on a girl. I like a girl who loves animals and loves children, that's my kinda girl."

"Cole Hauser and I want to do a western and he's so talented. I grew up on Clint Eastwood movies so that's why I want to do that type of movie right now. We're just trying to find the perfect project, but wouldn't that be cool?"

"I don't like hip-hop. I like Janis, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones (Rolling Stones), Creedence Clearwater Revival. I'm also a 90's guy - the whole Seattle thing, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, all those bands. I like Silverchair's Frogstomp album too."

"When I'm in a car, forget about it - I'll really push the limit."

"Believe me, California Highway Patrol would like nothing more than to issue me with a speeding ticket!"

"Whenever I'm in the area he (his younger brother Cody) calls me to beg him to pick him up from school. And I turn up and he's got like, 10 or 15 girls around him. He's so funny."

"Now, I want to make movies that I want to do. I've got the luxury to pick and choose and I'm turning down a lot of stuff, which pisses a lot of people off ... mainly my agents. They like the paychecks to continue to come in!"

"I hated the first Fast and The Furious when I saw it, but I loved it when the public liked it."

"I recently read something where Harrison Ford said he hates everything he's been in and I thought "Right on. If Harrison Ford can say that, it must be normal!"

"My grandmother said a long time ago that I'm like 31 flavours – there’s a little bit of everything in me. I like to think that. I'm not 31 flavours though ... maybe 12!"

"Love is when you do things you swore you'd never do and forgiving people when you swore you'd never forgive them."

"There really is something attractive about a girl who can just laugh at herself with slamming herself."

"Some days I think I want to be happily married and have kids. Then there are other days when it seems so far away it's really just a dream. I want to be with somebody supportive who inspires me to be all that I can be."

"I basically look for someone who's sweet and sensitive, but also a spitfire. If you throw something at her, she'll hit you right back."

"You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae."

"I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too."

"There is no inner beauty with my character (his character Dean Sampson in She's All That)."

"For as long as I can remember, my parents took us camping by the beach, so I started body boarding when I was 4 years old. I kept it up and then I got a surfboard and started surfing in junior high school. I loved playing baseball and a lot of other sports, but surfing is my favourite and I know it's something I'll be doing all my life."

"I'm a dreamer. I've got this whole thing where I think I'm supposed to be a musician. I live by the seat of my pants, but I'd like to think that I'm also pretty sensible."

"Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave."

"Some people say that you should go to all the parties, to the nightclubs, the Viper Room, and make contacts, and I look at them and say, 'You don't want to have contacts with those people.' Look at what happened to River Phoenix (who died in 1993 of a drug overdose outside the Viper Room). If you get caught up in that, it ruins you. Hollywood is garbage ."

"My motto is, 'Go big or go home'. I say that a lot."

"I'm definitely rough around the edges and like a complimentary relationship."

"A buddy of mine has a daughter about the same age, and he recently said to me, "Man, I just don't know what to do - our daughters are both going to be fiery-red hot." And you know what? He's absolutely right. They're just knock-outs. And he's like, "Man, she's 5. I can only imagine what it will be like when she's 12 or 13."

"I'll have another 3 kids, I'd imagine."

"I'm pretty chill. I don't go out that much anymore. I'm more of a down-home guy. I just hang out with people I grew up with, go camping or have barbecues."

"You'd think with success and recognition I'd be more confident, but I'm more insecure now than I was back in the day."

"My father is so the macho man, but when it comes to family and stuff, he's always like, "What's up? I love you, bro." I love him. He's cool."

"I just get so antsy. I've never been able to stay still for very long. I've been so spoiled just having constant stimulus."

"I'm in a different city every few months, and I'm meeting new people all the time."

"I like being able to just pack up and move on when I want."

"You've got these people spending million to million for these beach homes. I'm like, I'll just get in my camper, dude, and be like, Know what? My house moves!"

"I've got a killer job and I'm having a blast. I have the luxury to go on trips whenever I want and invite my friends who can't afford it. And God willing, I'll be able to do all that till the day I die. I'll drag my honey and my 4 kids, my buddy, his wife and their kids. And we'll just go somewhere and tear it up."

"I haven't had my own residence since I was 17 years old."

"I love Fiji. The people and place are gorgeous."

"I have a puppy and a daughter, and, yes they work like a charm. My buddies are always begging to borrow them. I say, "Get a puppy, bro!"

"My interest in martial arts comes from my father. I've done kung fu, judo, aikido and Brazilian jujitsu since I was little."

"I've always liked Dennis Hopper (co-star in Meet The Deedles)."

"I grew up on Indiana Jones and Star Wars."

"I feel like I'm 18. I want to be 50, 60, 70 and still surfing."

"It's hard enough to keep a relationship when you're always on set. I don't need to hear, "Oh, she's working with so-and-so, and he has a rep for blah, blah, blah! That makes me wanna kick some guy's ass."

"I mostly meet women through friends and family. I get introduced through really solid people who I think have my best interests in mind. People are like magnets. Good people attract more good people!"

"I want to get married one time and one time only. I know if I decide to spend the rest of my life with a person, I'm going to put in 110% until the day I die. So I don't want to be with someone who will give only 80%. I don't want to stick it out forever and be miserable."

"I don't know if I'm happy with Timeline. It comes down to other people's reactions. That's how I decide how I feel about my movies."

"I do surf, but it's what I love, not who I am."

"I drive a Nissan Skyline like we've got in the film. It's a cool set of wheels. My mother freaks out on me cause it goes like a rocket!"

"Meadow (his 5 yr-old daughter) freaks out if I'm asked for an autograph. One time, this girl got really close, so Meadow hit her! I'm like, "You can't punch people!" but she didn't care!"

"If magazines are asking you to be on the cover, it means you have a decent fan base. It's definetly flattering."

"I'd like to live on horseback and just be a cowboy."

"You gotta love him (Rob Cohen). We've done two movies together. He took me under his wing and I credit him as part of the reason I'm here."

"I'd be devastated if fans walked out of this one saying, "We should've waited for this to come out on video." That would be my worst nightmare."

"I can't stand people who drop names. Also, selfish and hypocritical people. I'm not into the "me first" attitude."

"I can tell you the name, make, model and year of any car going down the street."

"It's people (fans) hyperventilate about seeing you who freak me out."

"If some dude finds me good-looking, that's a compliment. I say be whatever you want to be. I'm a Christian, and I would never judge anybody - no way."

"What I love about acting is that I can take off for a semester be able to go back to school. If I want to go back to finish my degree in marine bio, I can do it. I've actually tried doing that on a few different occasions, but I always end up getting a job and having to drop out."

"My biggest accident was when I was 19 and shattered my elbow snowboarding. I finally made it to the doctor three days later, and he said, "Dude, what did you do?" I needed reconstructive surgery and nine months of physical therapy. But I still went snowboarding until I totally cracked the cast in a gnarly collision. My dad wanted to kill me."

"I love waking up early because I finish everything before most people are up. I've checked all of my email, taken care of everything and, if I'm not working, it's playtime."

"I'm not very good at the guitar. But I get better eventually. I'm also a horrible speaker. I think faster than I can speak and make a jackass out of myself."

"Going to church gives me peace."

"I like doing four different sports a week. If I'm not active, depression starts to set in."

"Nothing brings me and my buddies together like a couple hours of surfing. We call it a session - it's the best."

"I love travelling to places like Bali and Costa Rica, where there's nature and you're exposed to different cultures."

"I like healthy food. I guess my mom raised me right."

"My mom was a model. My father was a fighter who was a two-time Golden Gloves champion. They both gave up their careers when they fell in love and got married. My dad didn't want my mom to work and she didn't want him getting pounded in a ring."

"Not long after I was born, my mom's old agent asked her to come in and do a little modelling. When my mom told her she had a baby, she told her to bring me along. I ended up getting more work than my mom."

"You can call me handsome, if you must have a label, but don't try that beautiful thing. There were times at school and on the beach that some guy would call me pretty boy. Any guy who mouthed off like that, I'd deck him. I know that I got alot of my early work because of the way I look, but I hope I'm putting all that past me."

"I get alot of fanmail with great gifts. One girl sent me the coolest board shorts. I actually called her to say thanks and this girl was screaming NO, YOU'RE NOT PAUL WALKER. I think she nearly passed out or something, but I was laughing. This is what it's all about. I want to say thanks to people who are nice to me."

"I want to be in a period Western. I want to wear a cowboy hat and ride the horses. I can ride horses almost as well as I can drive cars."

"When people put me on a pedestal and my face on a magazine cover, I start feeling fake, like I've become somebody I'm not. I don't know if I want to be part of this. The Hollywood circle. Playing games. The 'Oh no, watch out for this person. They don't have your best interests in mind. They just want to make money off you because you're the hot piece of ass.'"

"I'm a pretty simple guy. I like my cars. But I could very well go be a hobo or hermit. God willing, I'd like to find a chick who would be down with me. We could live out of a camper and cruise the coast. I think about packing up and leaving all the time."

"I don't like anything I've done. I'm abit neurotic. I have a tendancy to overanalyze things to the point where I'm in a f*cking stupor. I'm frozen half the time."

"I like who I am and I think that who I am is better than that guy up on movie screens. I feel like I'm in competition with that other guy all of the time. When fans tell me they think the movie guy is cool, I want to tell them that the real guy is cooler."

"When Scotty Caan and I were doing press for Varsity Blues we kept saying how much we wanted to work together again. Well, Into The Blue is that movie."

"My favourite films have always been fantasy stuff."

"I had a really good relationship going for a couple of years, but it ended. It's really tough to manage a relationship and this kind of career." (Webmistress note: He said this at the end of last year (2003)...)

"I'm not very funny. I like Pleasantville alot of because I look at it and actually laugh - I think I'm funny in that."

"I don't go to malls. There are limitations but it's not near as bad as people make it out to be."

"With my family and friends, I ask them: look, don't read the magazines. Anything you do hear, I don't want to hear, so just kind of keep it to yourselves."

"I can't read anything. I live my life and just pretend that nothing's happening. People go up to me and say: oh, you're in such-and-such today, and I go really? I just tune out. I even avoid newsstands. The only time I can't avoid it is when I'm at the grocery store, and it irks me. You know, I check out stands and I go you son of a ----! You don't look. You try to pass right by it."

"I definetly wouldn't be a good one (undercover cop)."

"When I picked her (his 5-yr-old daughter Meadow) up and take her somewhere, she always wants to get in the fast car."

"She'll (Meadow) be a little surfer girl, I'm sure."

"I wanted to be a marine biologist. I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau."

"I have a list ten mile long of things. I'd like to accomplish before the day I die."

"There are sacrifices that are made, like I miss my family. I miss my daughter. I miss my friends, you know. And sometimes, it's just lousy and it gets you down, but you just have to stop and remind yourself, "It's like, man, look at this great life." Making movies is fun but when it comes to like, you know, the celebrity status and all that I don't really care about all that. It's the experiences that come with it that really make it, I think, worthwhile."

"I really like the medieval period. From the time I was a little kid, it always seemed one of the most fascinating periods to me."

"My physical training is every day when I'm not working."

"My father was a prize-fighter. My grandfather ended up a contractor but he fought amateur. My dad was four times Golden Gloves champion. My grandfather fought for the middleweight championship of the world twice at Madison Square Garden so I grew up boxing."

"I grew up roofing and fraiming and doing electrical and that sorta thing."

"From the time I was in 3rd grade I started training in karate and then I went on to train in kung fu, tae kwon do and did some judo. As of late I've been doing mixed martial arts. I have some training in Brazilian jujitsu. I love that stuff."

"I worked all the time as a child, but I wanted to be normal and play sports and I had a girlfriend."

"I worked for UPS for a while. I worked for a couple for a couple surf shops."

"I've been surfing my whole life and I'll continue to do it, but lately my focus has just been cowboy."

"I grew up spear fishing. I've lived in California my whole life. I can hold my breath for a real long time."

"I'm working with Jessica Alba (his co-star in Into The Blue) who in my opinion, is one of the most unbelievable women alive to look at."

"She's (Jessica Alba) really sweet and we're getting along really well. I'm looking forward to going down and working with her."

"I think the future's scary so I try not to think about the future too much to be honest with you. I only know in 40 years we're going to double the world's current population if we continue the course we're on. That's a scary thought."

"I have this horrible recurring dream about the future. Alot of it is my background. I studied marine biology. When it comes to the status of Mother Nature and pollutants and hacking down rainforests, I'm really sensitive to that stuff."

"I'm a walking contradiction because I like to race cars and racecars pollute like nothing else. I'm aware of that."

"The lights are always off in my house. I never run electricity that I don't need to. When I see a light on, I think, oh shit. There's smoke going out in the world now because of me. I don't like that."

"My showers are like two minutes. I'm in and out. That's my biggest pet peeve. I can't stand people that take 20-30 minute showers."

"When it comes to science fiction, I like Star Wars. I love The Matrix."

"Her (Meadow) mother (Rebecca) said she was laughing the whole time. (when she was watching 2 Fast 2 Furious). She couldn't believe it. Because she was watching her dad, not the movie."

"It's a real rush to have people come up to you on the street and ask when you're going to make another Fast And The Furious movie."

"Even though he's (Vin Diesel) a real serious guy, we had alot of fun making The Fast And The Furious."

"Tyrese is an incredible guy."

"I've been a huge racing fan for as long as I can remember."

"People keep telling me what a fool I was to say no (to playing the role of Clark Kent in Superman) but I feel I already have my franchise movie in The Fast And The Furious."

"I may not be Ben Affleck wealthy but I have more than enough to meet my needs."

"I didn't marry Meadow's mother because I was none of those things (mature and more responsible) at the time she was born."

"I want to get married. It's important to me. I think about it alot. But I also think about my cars. I have 7 now, soon to be 11 -- so maybe my priorities aren't exactly in line just yet."

"Growing up, one of my favourite things to do was pretend to be a knight, every stick was a sword."

"It's critical to work with a director who has alot of confidence. Richard Donner (director of Timeline) is never afraid to say 'that sucked, do it like this.'"

"To my 15-year-old brother I'm the coolest guy in the world. He begs and pleads for me to just pick him up at school so he can show me off."

"There are days I wake up and want to just do this for another year, then I can just concentrate on being dad. But then there are days when I think I can't quit. I love this too much."

"Damn it, I want to go play cowboy."

"I don't have long-term plans or goals. I just want to enjoy it. I try to keep it as simple as possible, and I really just live one day at a time. There are days I wake up and I go,"You know what, I am only going to do this for another year and then I will be done and I can just concentrate on being dad and that sort of thing." But then there are other times where I go, "You know, who am I kidding? I can't do that. I love this too much."

"I really had a good time with The Fast and The Furious and Varsity Blues. I really loved Jon Voight, and I hope to work with that guy again."

"Pleasantville, was like, a great experience for me. You appreciate them all for different reasons, but when it comes to just fun and having a good time, I would say probably Varsity Blues."

"I've been horseback riding. I'm a cowboy now. I grew up in Southern California, so everyone thinks of me as a surfer guy because I do surf alot as well, but mainly I have just been horseback riding alot, alot of trail riding."

"I love martial arts. I have been training alot on mixed martial arts. I race cars. That's pretty much what I do with my downtime."

"I want to do a Western desperately."

"I pretty much eat whatever I want, but my mother always cooked real healthy. So I've always without even thinking, I always eat. But I eat alot. I consume probably close to 4,000 calories a day."

"I have alot of nervous energy and I think that burns alot."

"I've always had this fascination with the medieval period."

"I wasn't supposed to see Excalibur when I saw it. My father had it on tape. I remember coming and seeing it because it's kind of racy. I was raised Mormon and my parents didn't want me seeing PG-13 or R type stuff, although I don't think PG-13 rating was even around then. But I remember sneaking it and watching it and that was so awesome."

"I loved Ladyhawke (directed by Timelime director Richard Donner). I love fantasy, I love knights and wizards and barbarians and all that sort of thing. I love Braveheart. I love those types of movies, so the science-fiction aspect of this really wasn't attractive. Medieval France? That's awesome."

"Everything to me is like a sport."

"I'm a pretty open-minded person and I'm pretty sensitive."

"We've (Paul and his daughter's mother) been friends forever. We've known each other for a long time. We both love each other very much and it's important to her that I'm a part of my daughter's life, so when I'm in town or when I'm on location, she just makes sure that I get to spend as much time with her as possible. With my schedule, you can't really set anything. It can't be too regimented. Everything has to be loose. She has to be more patient and really understanding, and fortunately enough for me, she is."

"Right now she's (Meadow's mother) in Hawaii and I'm running around, I'm doing my thing. She doesn't like the life that I live."

"You just laugh at it. It feels good. (When teenage girls fawn over him) I mean, look, girls are cute. I'm 30 now and she's 15 and she still thinks I'm attractive. That's good."

"Just smile and you make eye contact and you give them (fans) a hug and you do all that stuff. You just do. It feels good. I mean,"Oh God, it just sucks everywhere I go, people find me." Shit, don't go to the mall. Give me a break. Shop on Rodeo Drive one more time, you know what I mean? Come on. You go where people are, people are going to recognize you. I don't want to hear you snivel. You've got an assistant, dammit. Send her if you don't want to go shopping."

"I'm renting a place right now in Santa Monica (Webmistress note: he's living there currently!). I lived out in Huntington Beach with some friends, but I just go through my life and I just play oblivious. The only thing is when those people do come up from time to time and they go,"Hey, what's going on?" You talk to them for a couple of minutes and they go."

"I avoid magazine stands. I don't look at that stuff and I pleaded with my friends and family, like if you read anything this or that, just know that 50% of it's probably BS and I don't want to hear any of it. And that's how I live my life."

"I think about it (being stereotyped) from time to time, but the truth is I love doing the kind of movies that I'm doing right now. I love it. And you get paid pretty well to do them. They're fun. More than anything the most important thing to me is just be on movies that people love, people like to see. Like Fast & The Furious isn't the kind of movie I want to go and watch, but there was time that it was. I love kids coming up to me, whether they're 15, 16, 17, maybe maybe 25 years old, coming up to me going,"Man, The Fast & The Furious, I love those movies" and you see the twinkle in their eye and you just know there's no BS there. They mean it when they say it. That's what's really good."

"I would have to (do a 3rd Fast & The Furious). All these kids who think Vin Diesel's such a pr*ck for not doing a sequel. I wouldn't want them badmouthing me."

(Paul is planning to direct his own film, a western, but no info as when filming will begin. It sounds like it's going to be along the same idea as "Unforgiven"): "I've been pounding on doors. Director John Dahl - I did Joyride with - he told me he really wanted to do a western, so I chased him down. I think it's going to happen next year (2005)."

Casting for Timeline: "I went in, met with Richard Donner and he is like, "No, you would be Chris." I was so bummed out. I thought Chris is such a dork. I was like, "I don't want to be that guy." But I met him (Donner) on several occasions and they managed to convince me and I wanted to work with him desperately."

"He (Tyrese) needs to do whatever he can to tone-up so I figured if I had muscles it just wouldn't be fair to him - he wouldn't have a chance! So I let him win the muscle category! But I've told him that if we do a third one, I'm going to come bigger. I'm going to start lifting weights. So he's going to have to pull something else out of his bag of tricks."

(Rob Cohen refers to Paul as a leopard compared to Vin Diesel's bear for their roles in the F&TF.) Paul replies: "I like that too! Pound for pound the leopard is the strongest cat in the world. He days that I move like a cat. It started when we were filming, because there were scenes where I have to scale a building, and drop down a skylight."

(Paul on the question if motorways in Germany are attractive to him): "Absolutely! Why else do you think I wanted to stay in Berlin a few days longer so desperately? To really speed down a motorway in a Porsche GT2! Unfortunately, there was no time. That gets on my nerves... really."

"To be honest with you, I don't think things have really changed that much. I mean, I get a few more offers and so on but as far as being recognised and loss of privacy, I don't really experience that too much."

"I don't spend a whole lot of time in Hollywood, you know, I show up there for work. Other than I'm usually hanging out with my family, doing things I did when I was a kid, surfing and so on, so things haven't changed that much. That's no joke. More offers, a little more work, I'm getting paid a little more, that's really the only difference..."

"On "The Fast & The Furious", I worked with some of the best technical advisors in the world. I was always picking their brains, so by the end of it, I knew exactly what car I wanted. I had it fixed up and I race it now. I do drag racing, a quarter mile in a straight line. I'm getting bored with it, so I'm gonna start doing road-course. It's a good stepping-stone, though. With drag-racing, the trick is knowing when and how to shift."

Comments on "Into The Blue": "There's alot of diving and it's really sexy. It's bound to be with Jessica Alba and Ashley Scott in it. This is a movie that will definetly play on my demographics. My fans are going to eat it up." (Webmistress note: Tell me about it!! =D)

"I don't want to do the part of a surfer role because that would mean I'd essentially be playing myself, and there's no challenge in that."

Paul on clothes: "I got this t-shirt for free for some promotion or other. My runners, which are my favourite brand cost and I never pay more than for a pair of jeans."

(Interviewer: Since you're into sports, do you prefer to date a girl who is, too?): "Yes, but she has to be feminine. I love a real feminine girl who's capable of hanging out with boys. Friends grow up and get older, and I want to have a family. So, I want the wifey along and do those things with me."

(Interviewer: What other qualities do you look for in a girl?): "I'm not the kind of guy who thinks girls aren't to fart, spit and burp in front of me, I actually find it endearing and cute." (Webmistress note: Woohoo!!)

(Interviewer: So, what can't she do?): "I hate girls who name-drop and are into labels. I'm pretty damn selective. Before I take her out, I get the background check."

(What would you be doing if you weren't an actor?): "Probably buying property and probably building custom homes for myself in the south of France and live there for a year or two, than start building something else, somewhere else."

"I was kind of weird in high school, though, because I played all the sports yet my hair was always down to my shoulders. I had like, hair wraps, you know, you've seen 'em, all like Rasta style. And I always wore 501s and they were usually holey and I just had stuff written all up and down 'em. I had 'Peace, Love and Happiness', you know? I thought I was a hippie, bro. I wore Birkenstocks everyday. I went to a Christian High School, so I was pretty funky. The teachers didn't give me a hard time, though, even though I was totally way out of line in terms of my dress code. But they dug me though, so I got away with it. I was above in terms of my dress code. But they dug me though, so I got away with it. I was above the law."

(Paul says this is the reason he got the Nissan Skyline): "It's really just kinda to scare my drawers off, you know? I like scaring myself. That's why I like that car."

(Paul says he did this too as a baby): "Did Mattel ads with what I think they called Soft Stuff, like foam airplanes they made for like toddlers. I did a bunch of in house ads for that."

"I just keep everything coy and my personal life is something where i don't even want to see my brother's name in printed. It makes me annoyed."

"I've had underwear handed to me, like bras that sort of thing. You get them tucked in your pocket a lot. You know, where you put you're hand in and then discover they're in there!"

"A school teacher turns me on. It's so hot when a woman is smart as hell and wants to help kids."

"It's what you have to say and how you treat people that matters. 'Playing dumb' for a guy is dumb... show off your brains and heart!"

"I grew up surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and doing all that sorta thing and I've always had an interest in cars. My grandfather actually raced cars back in the day."

"I think Aussies are probably the craziest people on earth, in a good sense."

"I think all animals can sense fear, so when I'm in the water with the sharks, I just try and stay as relaxed as possible and control my breathing."

"There have been times when my heart has been pounding in my chest. I know that when people see the shark scenes in this movie they are going to think they have to be computer generated. But all these sharks in this movie are real."

"Don't mind my eating a tootsie roll. If y'all want one - they're chillin' right over there."

"Now we're gonna take you inside for a little country western jam session."

(This is what Paul says about his character in Into The Blue): " 'Basically I'm this guy who has been chasing this dream for a long time' he says about the project. 'I think there's a lot of similarities between us. He loves the ocean, he loves the element and he can't think of doing anything else. He loves Indiana Jones and he's nuts about Jacques Costeau just like I am. Here he is, he's still a diver and he's 30 years old and he's just hoping that one day he will stumble into the lottery, the lottery being some sunken treasure. He's been holding out his whole life and he's got this girl he's absolutely crazy about, who's played by Jessica Alba. That's him.' "

(Why Paul chose to make Noel): "I've always wanted to do a Christmas movie, and by pure chance I was available for the amount of time it would take to make this film. This story made me laugh and cry, and I think it has the potential to turn into one of those classic Christmas films that people want to revisit year after year."

(Paul on director Chazz Palminteri): "There are times when you feel you need a little encouragement, a pat on the back, or maybe even to be pointed in a different direction, and Chazz does all of that. He also challenges me and doesn't let me get too comfortable, which is important if you're doing a scene seven or eight times. He keeps it fresh."

(Paul on his character): "He's a bit of a hothead, but during the course of the film, I think you find out, and more importantly he finds out, that he's actually a pretty good guy with a really big heart."

(Paul on playing a New York City police officer): "I grew up surrounded by police officers and firemen. The mentalities are the same wherever you go. They come off as a little cocksure, but that's kind of an edge a lot of them have to put on. When you really get to know them and talk to them, you find a lot of these guys are really humble, but they put on that edge because people look to them for help, and they don't wany an icon who's cowering or appears timid."

(Paul on playing the New York attitude): "I think on the East Coast, there's a certain kind of attitude, a certain way people carry themselves. Being on the set with Chazz definetly helps because he's a East Coast as it gets. Then, working with Sonny Marinelli also gave me the benefit of his New York background. I watched the way he and Chazz interacted with each other. The pat on the back, the way they talk with their hands, their mannerisms. Just paying attention to them was an enormous help."

(Paul on miracles): "When my brother was two years old, he drowned. He was pronounced dead for over a minute, and he came back to life. We experienced that miracle as a family, and it's been with me my whole life."

"When you say model, and stuff like that, I just did that as a little kid, when I was a baby, basically."
"I didn't know if acting was what I wanted to do -- It seemed like a wierd career in La-La Land."

"I like people to see me as a regular Joe, 'cause that's what I am."

"You have to take chances i mean you only live one time."

"I like girls who are a lot smarter than I am. They've always got something new to tell you; there's something more to learn." On why he has so many dating choices.

"I love to shoot. I really love guns and all that stuff... I love to bowhunt and shoot the s**t out of stuff."

"We had guys running around with wrenches and sockets stripping down street signs at the last second (before rolling the cameras). I'm sure the locals were stoked - they were driving through stop signs that used to be there." On filming Running Scared in Prague, Czech Republic, which was doubling for a town in New Jersey.

"You sell a movie for Disney, you become the cheesiest guy ever." On promoting new number one family film Eight Below.

"I actually came up with a scam. I went to Magic Mountain and hit up amusement-park tourists. I went up to them and told them I was short a few bucks and was trying to get in the park, and people were giving me five bucks here and 10 bucks there, and before I knew it I had so much money in my pockets that I had to go empty them. I hit up Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland and I got shooed out of all of them. I was a desperate kid trying different things."