||As his star began to rise in Tinseltown, Jude was anxious to consolidate his reputation. Given his looks, the hunky actor could easily have put his bank balance first by appearing in big budget blockbusters. Instead, he opted for a series of challenging supporting roles. "There's a danger in your 20s that you'll be labelled a heart-throb rather than an actor," he explains.
It would be fair to say that his preference for creative rather than
commercial success has paid off. Having notched up two Oscar nominations, he has already been recognised as one of the finest performers of his generation. And given the fact that his career is still in its early days, it seems only a matter of time before he lands one of the coveted gongs.