How I Slept My Way to the Middle

How I Slept My Way to the Middle

Secrets and Stories From Stage, Screen, and Interwebs

Book - 2012
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One of Comedy Central's Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, award-winning dramatic actor, and an internet pioneer, Kevin Pollak has done it all for thirty years and is ready to spill the beans. Best known for performances in A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects, he shares never-before-heard stories of film legends like De Niro, Hanks, Howard, Lemon, Loren, Lucas, Martin, Mathau, Reiner, Scorcese, Singer, Willis, and more. He turned down his first invitation to do stand-up on The Tonight Show because he knew that he'd have a bigger impact if he sat next to Johnny instead of performing onstage. When he gambled for a spot on the most coveted couch in showbiz, he had no agent, no auditions, no prospects. But his gut was right: A year later, his first sit with the king of late night led to three visits a year, every year, until Carson retired. Now a new media entrepreneur, Pollak is laughing proof that you can do anything you want except have a rational conversation with Rip Torn, who's an evil, paranoid $# %."
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780762780556
076278055X
Branch Call Number: Performing Arts 792.028 POL
Additional Contributors: Goldsher, Alan 1966-

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franzkafka
Sep 22, 2013

I stopped a few pages into this name dropping piece of merde. Dear Sir I'm Going To Burn Your Book.

mrmervis May 13, 2013

A light and entertaining read with some funny inside stories about a lot of people.

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rspanny
Mar 27, 2013

Really enjoyed this name-dropping memoir covering highlights of Kevin Pollak’s career in showbiz. Interesting anecdotes about working with stars like Warren Beatty, Belushi, Carson, Cruise, De Niro, Larry King, Lemmon, Leno, Jerry Lewis, Loren, Steve Martin, Matthau, Nicholson, Reiner, Rickles, Scorcese, Shatner, Spacey, Walken, and Willis. I learned a few practical details too about the day-to-day work of actors shooting movies in L.A. Things that were new to me, like per diems and the weekly workload of making a TV sitcom (surprisingly light).

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