When asked why men love Rome, Ray says "What resonates with guys is true friendship and loyalty, and that transcends the relationship you have with women. It`s very important for the male psyche to have a best mate."
He sees the world in black-and-white. That allows him to drink and fight; it makes life alive for him.
One of the most profound things for me is that my character`s name was held by somebody, ... It`s not just made up.
The times themselves were very brutal.
It was two people that were thrown together in a friendship in spite of themselves, ... Everything that`s around them is being turned into quicksand. The whole fabric of their lives and the structure of their society is completely mixing them around.
It`s an interesting theory, ... But you can put British actors in silly clothes and not look ridiculous. Now if the Brits were to make a western, it would fall apart.
They had no body shame, ... And this gives you the license to be fully aggressive in battle or in loving.
It got bloody and it got messy. There was a huge amount of work done by a tremendous Italian stunt team ... and we`d be thrown into the melee.
Actors then were just louts, hangabouts and wandering troubadours doing traveling plays,
Of course, your best method for pleasing a woman is the warm beating heart of an enemy. I mean, women will say they don`t like it, but they do.
They still had their mores.