By Steve Guttenberg
“Forget being an actor. You don’t have the glance, you don’t have the expertise, and your identify is ridiculous. you're the final man i'd ever decide to be a film star.”
This was once the 1st piece of recommendation Steve Guttenberg ever obtained from an agent. Like many different instances in his lifestyles, he didn’t listen.
In this sincere, captivating memoir, Guttenberg tells the original tale of his first decade in Hollywood, as he went from being an entire unknown to starring in essentially the most profitable blockbusters of all time. He spent his early days sneaking onto the Paramount lot and assembly extra actors and casting brokers than such a lot aspiring actors ever might. Even sooner than the hit Police Academy---which his supervisor acknowledged will be a flop---he had already labored with such luminaries as Lord Laurence Olivier, Richard Widmark, and Gregory Peck. Later he shared the reveal with actors corresponding to Mickey Rourke and Sharon Stone lengthy prior to they turned loved ones names.
Guttenberg has lived in the course of the addictive pull of express enterprise and around the world star (you’re nobody till you may have a stalker, he learns). With a clear-eyed appreciation for the exceptional studies that the fame way of life has to supply, he knew that his kinfolk could retain him grounded all through all of it. And his self-awareness and humorousness concerning the ups and downs of popularity make The Guttenberg Bible the most candid Hollywood tales to date.
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It’s all perfectly private, with its own rules, laws, and culture. That’s what makes shooting on a lot so exciting. The real world’s boundaries are gone, and you can make your own universe. Which I suppose is why artists thrive behind those gates and can dream up whatever they want. ” I left after nightfall and drove home knowing that I had accomplished something special. I told Michael what I had done and he laughed and encouraged me to keep going. “Do whatever it takes, kid. ” The next day, I parked my Pacer off of Melrose, put on my jacket, grabbed my briefcase (that had nothing but two Varietys in it), and gathered my courage.
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Everything important to survive in this world, I learned at your kitchen table. I love you and hope you allow me back in the house after you’ve read this. Your Loving Son, Steven Contents Title Page Dedication Acknowledgments Epigraph Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 The Conclusion Photographs Index About the Author Copyright Acknowledgments It is with respect and admiration that I thank everyone who helped get this book published.