The Guttenberg Bible

The Guttenberg Bible

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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This is the memoir of the highs and lows of Hollywood by the actor who starred in multiple iconic blockbusters such as Diner, Police Academy and Three Men and a Baby. "Forget being an actor. You don't have the look, you don't have the talent, and your name is ridiculous. You are the last guy I would ever pick to be a movie star." This was the first piece of advice the author ever received from an agent. Like many other times in his life, he didn't listen. In this memoir, he tells a Horatio Alger story of how he became the star of some of the 80s' most successful blockbusters. He spent his early days sneaking onto the Paramount lot and meeting more celebrities and casting agents than most aspiring actors ever would. Even before Police Academy--which his manager said would be a flop--he had already worked with such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier and Gregory Peck. Later he shared the screen with actors like Mickey Rourke and Sharon Stone long before they became household names. He has lived through the addictive pull of worldwide celebrity (You're no one until you have a stalker, he learns), but he knew that his family would keep him grounded. His self-awareness and sense of humor about the ups and downs of fame make this one of the most candid Hollywood stories to date.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312383459
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 GUTTENB
Characteristics: vii, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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