I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade.

You wanna know my past? Okay. Happily. It’s a matter of public record that by seventeen both my parents were dead, leaving me alone. I guess you could say I’ve always been alone. I mean, they say I’m the smartest man in the world, but the truth is I’ve often felt stupid at being unable to relate to anybody. Well.. anyone living, that is. The only person with whom I felt any kinship died three hundred years before the birth of Christ. Alexander of Macedonia. His vision of a United world, well, it was unprecedented. I wanted needed to match his accomplishments, and so I resolved to apply antiquity’s teachings to our world today, and so began my path to conquest. Conquest not of men, but of the evils that beset them.

We came up with the ideas for Uncle Charlie while sitting in a steak restaurant,” recalls Goode, “He [Parks] loves his whiskey and so do I, and we were happily getting drunk on a bottle of Midleton. There was a picture of a man on the wall dressed in period Twenties clothes, I was like, ‘That’s it, isn’t it!’ He came over and went, ‘Aaah, yeeees.’ It sounds drunken now.. And it was then." ―Matthew Goode for Esquire 2013

Matthew Goode for Esquire 2013

Matthew Goode for Esquire (April 2013)