42 Alex O’Loughlin Quotes About Life & Acting

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Alex O’Loughlin is an Australian actor. He is best known for portraying the character ‘Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett’ in more than 10 seasons of the world-renowned TV series, CBS ‘Hawaii Five-0’. Moreover, he has also starred in several popular movies, such as ‘Oyster Farmer’ and ‘The Back-up Plan’.

Throughout his career, O’Loughlin has successfully granted several prestigious film awards and nominations, including the AFI Award nomination, Silver Logie Award nomination, and the Australians in Film Breakthrough Award.

Here’s a collection of the best Alex O’Loughlin quotes:


42 Alex O’Loughlin Quotes About Life & Acting

1. “It’s nice having your work recognized but having people follow you around is kinda weird.” – Alex O’Loughlin

2. “I put a bushfire out. It was one of the most incredible things, terrifying. We get them a lot in Australia.” – Alex O’Loughlin

3. “There are many things I want to do, so many people I want to work with, so many different opportunities out there as an actor.” – Alex O’Loughlin

4. “The relationships I’ve had with my wife and children are what mean the most to me.” – Alex O’Loughlin

5. “I do not think I’m a great talent. I think I’m a medium talent, but I think I understand the business and enjoy the business.” – Alex O’Loughlin

6. “I live in Hawaii, and the trails and mountains here are just magic.” – Alex O’Loughlin

7. “I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French, but I speak a bit of Italian.” – Alex O’Loughlin

8. “In television, the cuts are so quick: bang-bang-bang-bang-bang! I want to shoot two people and sit there for eight minutes and watch them.” – Alex O’Loughlin

9. “The mecca of filmmaking in the world just so happens to be in America. It’s quite simply a case of us just going where the work is.” – Alex O’Loughlin


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10. “When I talk about character work, I don’t really feel like I do much as an actor when I look at other great actors who win big awards for doing incredible transformations.” – Alex O’Loughlin


11. “I’ve got really fantastic fans from all over the world.” – Alex O’Loughlin

12. “I like reading, too. And playing my guitar – I wish I were better.” – Alex O’Loughlin

13. “I’m not the best fly fisherman, but I can fly fish because I crack a whip. I learned to crack a whip as a boy… I have skills, mad skills.” – Alex O’Loughlin

14. “That suspension of disbelief that’s required as an actor to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances is different to what needs to happen as a director, in the sense that you are the master of all the moving parts. You create the world in every detail.” – Alex O’Loughlin

15. “I like playing the villain.” – Alex O’Loughlin

16. “I think as an action director; it comes kind of naturally to me to a certain extent because I’ve done so much action myself – as my MRIs would suggest!” – Alex O’Loughlin

17. “My trumpeting sounds like a goose farting in the fog.” – Alex O’Loughlin

18. “I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won’t let me do. Like they won’t set fire to me. They won’t like let me jump off a 20 story building.” – Alex O’Loughlin

19. “It is such a cutthroat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going.” – Alex O’Loughlin


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20. “I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it’s like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back.” – Alex O’Loughlin


21. “I’ve knocked my front teeth out. I’ve got fake front teeth.” – Alex O’Loughlin

22. “When I am really into a woman, the way I look at other women changes. The other women on the planet kind of fade away. And the majority of my energy goes to that person.” – Alex O’Loughlin

23. “There are millions of women all around the world who are in dangerous, terrifying situations. It’s up to us as storytellers to give people hope, to let people know that there is a way out.” – Alex O’Loughlin

24. “I blew one of my knees. I’ve torn ligaments and tendons, ankles, both shoulders, both wrists.” – Alex O’Loughlin

25. “I don’t know what I’m really good at. I’m really good at sittin’ by the pool. I have to work at that. I’m really bad at auditioning.” – Alex O’Loughlin

26. “I think if I’d have been an actor who didn’t care, I’d have less gray hair, and I’d be a lot less tired.” – Alex O’Loughlin

27. “I tore my right shoulder to pieces – three external tears, a labrum tear, and a detachment of the bicep tendon.” – Alex O’Loughlin

28. “I’m a fisherman. I’ve always loved fishing. I grew up fishing for trout.” – Alex O’Loughlin

29. “It’s a hobby for me, but I’m never alone if there’s a guitar there.” – Alex O’Loughlin


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30. “I write music just for me. I’m certainly not good enough to do it on any kind of a level but I enjoy that time because it’s quiet.” – Alex O’Loughlin


31. “Surfing is my great passion in Hawaii.” – Alex O’Loughlin

32. “I’ve got a lot to learn about television and about the best ways to tell stories directorially in that medium.” – Alex O’Loughlin

33. “Being a husband and a dad are the two most important things in my life.” – Alex O’Loughlin

34. “I just have to say no to some of the stunts that I love doing so much. I enjoy doing that stuff, but I’ve learned to let the stuntmen do those.” – Alex O’Loughlin

35. “I’m the son of an everyman. My father is a teacher. He teaches physics at a boys’ school in Sydney.” – Alex O’Loughlin

36. “There have been many times when I thought I was having a logical discussion with a woman, and then I’m left sitting alone, confused, trying to recount how it went down.” – Alex O’Loughlin

37. “Surfing and trail running chill me out.” – Alex O’Loughlin

38. “Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying.” – Alex O’Loughlin

39. “I receive underwear – some clean, some not. No joke. My assistant who helps me with my fan mail constantly threatens to quit because of what we get sent.” – Alex O’Loughlin


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40. “I am a big fan of vampires. I’ve always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood.” – Alex O’Loughlin


41. “I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.” – Alex O’Loughlin

42. “There are certain big stunts that it’s just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I’d say I do probably 75% of my stuff.” – Alex O’Loughlin



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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