From Stuff.Co.Nz's "I'm not one to gossip, but ..." column on 22 October, 2004:
Another Kiwi actor making quite a name for himself is Karl Urban who has just landed his first starring role in a major Hollywood movie.
Karl featured in Lord Of The Rings and The Bourne Supremacy and will star in the adaptation of the hit video game Doom.
Over the year I've heard nothing but glowing reports about Karl both on and off the screen.
I remember a year or so back seeing him with his young son at Auckland's St Lukes shopping centre.
He looked to be the most caring loving dad with his young son quite oblivious to anything else going on around him.
Usually movie actors in his position have "look at me, look at me" syndrome.
Awww... isn't that just the sweetest? Good on ya, Karl.