Dino, Wisconsin, Vern Ganja discussed on Maltin On Movies

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It may be it's not just a question of flaw. But it's, you know, a friend says to me, you know that. It's I think of this expression. You know, the the best is the enemy of the good sometimes. And now and also I'm I'm obsessed lightly. By is expression. That's come into very common usage. Nailing it. I don't like this work. There is no nailing it and nailing. It is also when you think about it. It's about stopping the motion of something, you know, it's killing it. It's putting it, of course, it means perfection and well done, but also the image is like nailing down keeping that knowing what it is. You know, keeping it where it's supposed to be not letting it slide around and the truth is, you know, on Monday, something that's great can be horrible on Friday and something that's great on Friday can be you know, horrible on Monday. So you got to have that kind of you gotta let the reality. And the reality is imperfect, and it's contradictory, and it's disappointing and all those things. Again, you're you're you're not proving your point. You're. You're becoming your point. Ailing it, by the way, we have an ongoing is about to say his favorite about which is better nailing hit or criminal killing it or crushing it. These are his favorites. He likes to ask people, which would you prefer to be doing killing or crushing? Nailing? I was thinking Jesus and you graduate. You've been there crushing it. I think of the crusher I grew up in the mid west at the time before before all, you know, where there were sweaty gyms where these guys would go around on tour and do these all star wrestling's most show lack and the crusher were. Vern ganja. So whole world. Let's look at the clock back a little bit. You do come from Wisconsin. Yes. That like. Small town, the great state of Wisconsin. Yes. When I grow up, I think it was fifty thousand people, and it was it had some universities. It had. It was a big paper mill town when I was growing up. So it was light industry is kind of the seed about quite rural area. It had a paper institute. World-class paper institute. Yeah. It was very, you know, Ari struck that of surnames were were German and English. They ran the factories, and then there were Italian polish names and they worked in the factory. So there was a little bit of a class thing there that I was wasn't that conscious of when I was a kid, but I look back on it. And I think that was really strong there. But it was pretty monoculture is very white. It was it was a good place to grow up. But as I became interested in things outside of their I found Dino, also some very narrow mindedness, and I people get disappointed. I don't mean to slag it. It's was a wonderful place to grow up, and it's probably changed a lot. But I had a lot of trouble. When I was reaching adolescence about really feeling like if you didn't stay line. They take it out. You know, kind of an oppression social oppression. That lead in any securities or you're acting. Maybe maybe I don't know. I don't know. I think you know, my. If you looked at a psychological portrait, probably the reason, why became an actor initially was I came from big family, and you know, you all take your roles, and I was kind of I was probably the least talented, but I became the entertainer. By default. You know, and when you first siblings five sisters, two brothers. Yeah. And I think when it starts out, it's a social thing. And you know, yes, you do sports and things, but what you get reinforcement for is being in the school play. So it starts out as that thing. And then as you get older, I never thought of it as a profession, and I never drained a lot did go to university for a little while. But then something else happens and you start meeting artists and you start meeting. People that make their life. Make a living out of being being an artist and you travel a little bit. And all of a sudden it takes on a different dimension. You use the word before I got to use it on you mask. What you said. I ask. All actress put on asks some more than others consciously or more overtly than others. Yes. You've literally. What on a number mass as well as figurative? Yes. And..

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