You can always rely on Tilda Swinton for an insighful quote.

Tilda Swinton in Quotes: Here are 13 interesting things the Oscar-winner has said about films, family and David Bowie

She is widely recognised as one of the finest actors of her generation, and the Scottish star is never short of something to say.

Tilda Swinton was born in London in 1960 but has made Scotland her home and considers herself to be Scottish – her great-grandfather was Scottish politician George Swinton and her great-great-grandfather was Scottish botanist John Hutton Balfour.

As a child she attended Fettes College in Edinburgh for a short while and studied social and political sciences at Cambridge University before embarking on an acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1984.

More theatre work followed, including at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, and she was cast by director Derek Jarman in her first film, Caravaggio, in 1986.

Since then she has starred in numerous independent films and Hollywood blockbusters, including Orlando, Vanilla Sky, Adaptation, Michael Clayton, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia series, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Endgame, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Along the way Swinton has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award, and has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was also awarded the Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards in recognition of her contributions to the British film industry, given a special tribute by the Museum of Modern Art, and recieved the British Film Institute Fellowship for her "daringly eclectic and striking talents as a performer and filmmaker and recognises her great contribution to film culture, independent film exhibition and philanthropy”.

Here are 13 interesting quotes from her many interviews over the years.

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