“[Scotch] is not a drink to hurry.”
Jude Law's Biography
Jude Law, known for a whole host of Academy Award-nominated films and successful Broadway productions, began his acting career on stage when he was a teenager. After impressing critics and directors with those early roles, he gradually worked his way up to full-fledged movie stardom in the 1990s, with performances in Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley (for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor).
Law continued a streak of notable films in the 2000s, including Enemy at the Gates, Cold Mountain, and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes adaptations. He has since continued with various film, theater, and television projects, never seeming to hit the slumps that can so often define Hollywood careers.
Jude Law is a simple man when it comes to drinking: he likes scotch, and he likes to drink it neat. In a 2016 interview, he explained that “It’s not a drink to hurry. What I like about it is the experience, where everyone talks about what they’re tasting, smelling and feeling. It’s a drink that allows you to take a sidestep and relish.”
Law has done a good deal of promotional work for Johnnie Walker, specifically surrounding their high-end Blue Label. In a pair of short films, titled The Gentleman’s Wager, he portrays a jet-setter intent on winning a classic yacht (in the first) and a classic car from the Walker family collection (in the sequel) through a series of elaborate bets. It’s a bit of a goofy concept, but considering his love of whisky, we can’t imagine it was too much of a hardship for Law.
Jude Law Quotes
"“I drink [scotch] neat with no ice and really enjoy the flavors. It’s not a drink to hurry. What I like about it is the experience, where everyone talks about what they’re tasting, smelling and feeling. It’s a drink that allows you to take a sidestep and relish.”"