Arts Interview: Playing the wild Rover

Guy Pearce has come a long way in an eventful 30-year acting career, writes James Mottram.

10th August, 2014
Guy Pearce: I'm not so angry in my life these days. I know I have a surly face' Picture: Getty

Guy Pearce has a wonderful habit of making himself look terrible on screen. Think of all those tattoos up his arms and across his torso in Memento. Or that Razorlight video for Before I Fall To Pieces, where he came on like a slobbish superhero, munching pizza with rotten teeth. Or his cameo as a bedraggled hobo in The Road. “I’m certainly not doing what I can to pretty myself up,” he says. “I’d rather...

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