I started out as an actor, and I also paint, draw, make photographs, invent stuff, sculpt air, fight evil, and generally break all the rules because I’m such a renegade. I used to perform stand-up comedy but then I realised comics are not fun to hang out with. I did two short films, one got nominated for an Oscar—I got in trouble for pretending to sleep through the announcement and therefore lost. Next came Eagle Vs. Shark, and a TV show called Flight of the Conchords that I wrote and directed on. I also got to act in Green Lantern which amazes me because I usually hate acting because I’m too good at it and it bores me. I recently directed a US remake of my mate’s UK show called The InBetweeners which everyone will love except the British. Also, I am extremely good-looking which is actually more of a burden than a blessing. It means I don’t get any of the interesting roles that people like Brad Pitt get.