17 Burst results for "Paul Dooley"

"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"So well in breaking away. Let's wait for a really great part. Not a part of you know, small. So we waited and waited and I kept raising the price. And finally, they got the idea that I didn't want to do it. But John Hughes got hold of my number for my agent called me up and said, I'm writing a scene, and he sends it to me, and it's that scene, but it was ten pages long. Now by that time, I knew enough about movies to know, there are no ten minutes, which were talk. So I knew it down to three or four. But imagine he allowed me to do some of the writing in it. What was he like what was it like working with him? What was it like working with John? He's the main memory I have of him as at the end of the day. A director will go out to dinner with the producer the cinematographer. Couple of the key people in the heads of the departments. But usually it'd be an editor in a couple of producers. He always went out with the kids go to dinner with this kids if there was a weekend concert somewhere near Chicago where we shot he left us. Can't he would spend time with those kids, and he was a big kid in my mind had kind of attack the personality of big kid. I knew about kids. That's why he spoke. So so eloquently to meaningfully to them. Yeah. Yeah. He wasn't faking. It. No, indeed. But it didn't Mike experience. I worked with Robert Alvin. I was used to theater directors who tell you all kinds of things do they keep giving notes forever four week rehearsal period that he never gave anybody any notes that. I saw TV now gave me a note. Yeah. When you said, they maybe you do it. Right. The first time after a take, you know, gives the director would say tone it down a little little volume or and don't be so angry nothing ever from him. And from John Hughes, and almost every other director I've worked with I think it's because they have a lot more to worry about than your readings and your Carol. I think they cast it right past it. Right. Yeah. Happy with what you're doing. I've heard almonds Saito. Many people a girl say, Bob, I don't know how to play this scene. I don't know what the character would be doing. There is no character. I hired you you're the character. But ever you would do who this person would be an actress have a hard time thinking that the stretch to play a part, but he likes to limb to play themselves and be who he chose. But instinctively and it worked as often as it didn't work. They said I can always cut you out. That's confidence building. When he what are you working on right now? Oh, I'm I'm working on a few things. Well, first of all the movie for wicked is. You know, I've been working on it for about a year and a half or so the script and were hoping to go into pre production soon. I'm I'm knocking out wood. And I'm also working on. I have a play that I have been working on for years that a producer has expressed some interest in in New York. So I recently did a rewrite of that. It's called choice. It's about choice..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"What you'll get what? I notice you'll get there's two there's two very common things one is people don't even stop. But they'll their faces will Reiten it like it made their day to see him. And then another resigned. Has no idea and they are the same. Going his trying. They're trying to talk to you suffer seven. I know she didn't even know my name, they just know certain work I've done, but then a lot of times it'll be a young person a young person or or young ish compared to me person out. He'll say like I wish you had been my dad or I wish I had a dad like you. This is so touching is evil. Just John Hughes movies have had mazing stain. Yeah. They are as relevant apparently to to teenagers and young people today as they were when it came out in the eighties shoot us breakfast club in school. Like that was in school. They showed us that. I don't you went to school in LA. Yeah. Showing that an eye clan. No, nobody made you watch that. Okay. But I think if you see something when you're a certain age it really goes right into your heart. Where where where you to where we're my dad and polar similar is it because you've been on television for such a long time. People may not even know how they know you. They just know they know they know you also you've been coming into their home. Yes. Consistently for years. Sometimes. That's why. Yeah. Vacuous for more beloved yes than film, actress Vilma actress on the highest level of big big big stars. You think of them more as royalty? Get never meet them in a drugstore in because they don't come into your home. And they don't come in as often a big star often can make a picture year like Tom Cruise the rest of its choosing project and working in pre production reduction..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"As in other wonderful one liner these are called so small jokes writers. And that is I might have been Bob Hope. But who knows it could be anybody who started this town so small that the city limits signs are both in the same. Stick. Herp Schreiner the Joan rivers that you actually like the Joan rivers so small joke about about the mirror at the end of the marriage. Herb Shriner's said our town is so small. That one day. They. On voting day. They closed all the bars. Lockton all the voters. I know about one hundred so. How small one room so small you put your key into door, Brooke? Yes. Yes. I tried so small the mice were hunchbacked. That's right. That's That's right. right. They went out to eat. I made up one once which is talking about luxurious hotel room, a sweet, and they sit on a clear day. You can see the dresser. That's like that's like a rhythm. Joe? I mean, I think that just funny because it's such a perfect. It's such a perfect rhythm. So so when you when you made the films you did with Christopher guest waiting for guffman a mighty wind, which I just love for your consideration. How they set up those scenes so that you're the script was maybe seven or eight pages just describing Senate scenes, there was never any dialogue written. He might sometimes give you say something to before the scene, but it was truly improvised. But of course, you have Fred Willard Catholic heroine inching Levy that geniuses. Yeah. What was so mazing about guffman? He had these wonderful actors portraying really bad actors. And I remember the Katherine hair readings right away sounded like an amateur theatrical person, she said, California would be site for these weary. She's she's really the Queen of comedy. Oh, well, she still has on shits creek. He's just adore one. Andrea martin. Yes. Yes. Yes. And the the late Madeline Kahn some of those people and even Clarice, right? Now, improv of a different sort would maybe be the way to describe Robert Altman's working methods. Bobby never used ultimate ever use the word improvisation. He just everybody knew he was open to ideas. And he loved to be surprised, and I once had to replace him in a place where he big given an award. He didn't wanna go. They sent me. And I said he's a painter also Bob as doesn't paint often, but hit can't paint, and he he'd sometimes use driftwood and see shells found objects. I told an audience that I was I understand this because I was one of his found objects. Accidents. And he would see something that just happened around the set and put it in. I very quickly earned how to improvise for him and much of his actors didn't know how to improvise in the sense that they hadn't really been in a company or trained with a lot of experience sometimes people. Improvising. They just think you make something up that they're not adding to the whole then adding to the scene. But. It's mattress is how do we improvise? They just do the lines. If you think of something as you go along throw it in, but it won't matter. But here's a trick. I use for myself when they say action I start talking. So before the first line comes up. I start talking about the general subject, then I do what's written. And then if he doesn't say cut, I just keep improvising. At the end, I know it can chop off either end change, the idea, whatever might be written. But he was very open to suggestions. Just very quickly. I knew his reputation, and I knew that I'd come from improv in my first line in a wedding. My first movie with him as I do. Which means I'm the father who gives us women to this, man. And I said, I do my character's name is snuck Brenner, and for some reason. My first line in the movie, I'm simp- revising and something already set in always who gives us wound to this. I say smokes, Brenner snicker Brenner..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"Yeah. We we play to different people. We really we had this goal that we'd had since we've gotten married which was longtime ago as your as approximately thirty four years ago in their and our goal was when we first got together when I got married we felt wouldn't it be wonderful to write to create a play that was a two hander. That was just for the two of us. And it took us about thirty years to accomplish that goal, but it was very fulfilling. I have to say to. To actually because it was the kind of thing where we would say to each other. Are we ever going to that? Or is that just a goal, and the fact that we actually did I got married she saw on my desk compile of fan letters. And she says what are those fan letters? Will. Are you going to answer them as sometime she's just show them? We'll ask. No after that letters. There's no deadline. So she's said, look, we'll take an hour. We'll look through them. And I'll help you will answer them. So we've found that some of the letters were. So accidentally funny, we started riffing, and we kind of wrote what would be a a sketch or one act play and promptly put it on the back burner somewhere without possibly even writing it down and many years later twenty some years later in New York there was a hurricane. We were restricted to a how rotel because there were no subways of theater. Out. I don't know the the maiden name of that. It was hurricane sandy or Sandra. I guess yes. Yes. She prefers to be called by her started..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

The Tony Kornheiser Show

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

"And we ended up in the, we ended up killing him and so and so when I did, I wrote this episode for season two. I needed like a ninety year old guy. So I, I. Three. So I called Orson and I said, Orson I need. I need a ninety year old guy who's like sharp. Exact? No. And he said Paul Dooley he's a call Paul Dooley that's, and so I call Paul Dooley and he was up for, are you writing and directing? I wrote Alton episodes and directed six out of the ten episodes. Okay. Why some and not others, because there was a couple of directors I wanted to work with, and I was worried because last season one, I only directed two episodes and I was worried about going from two to ten. And then I think next season should we have one upright do eight or ten of them because I do enjoy direct them. It's it's a little easier just to write and direct. So you are friend of long stand? Yes. And we love you and admire you. You're directing like you're writing and directing shows that are on television. This is it's amazing, but it's directing thing sounds because it's kind of cheating because I'm writing and directing it. So it's not like somebody's handing me a script and I have to figure out how in the world I'm gonna shoot this, you've written it. I already know what it looks like an if it leaks. It looks too complicated. I just take five people out of the sea mounts to people. So it's not too hard. What you wanna do a would you wanna do a movie now that you've done this, or do you say? No? No, no, that's out of my league. No, no, no movie would be fun. People would ask me that early on and the thought was I didn't wanna do a movie because in television, you're in charge and I like being in charge. That's what I didn't like about the musicals I wasn't. We'll get. Yeah. So so at the time I wouldn't want to do a movie because you just hand over the script and then you go see it in the theater and the director can change anything would have, but now that I've directed bunch, I feel like I'm capable of direct now. I think I would be interested in perhaps writing directing a movie if somebody would want me to do that. So as TV slows down, that might be something I try to do. So let me go to the show escape tomorrow. Yes, which everyone knows that I went to see this show the premier and loved it and compared it favorably to hairspray, which I thought was great. Fun. Yeah, I was so. Impressed by how much the people in the audience loved it. I was so impressed by the buoyancy of the actors and the great feeling about it. It did not get reviewed well, obviously. But what happens to that shown? What? What is your experience like from that? What did you love? What didn't you lost? So so I remember coming on here before it actually premiered on Broadway, and I said, I hope it's either a giant smash hit or an absolute failure, anything in between his boring. So I got my wish. I got my witch man that row the reviews were just scathing. I mean, and and so I'm told because because I read them, I didn't. I didn't. I didn't read them. I've learned at this point not to read them. I didn't read the. Somebody told me a few things out of one of them. And someone did say that the Wall Street Journal said that, I, I do. De level sitcoms normally or something, which I almost made them print a retraction because I do see love..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

The Tony Kornheiser Show

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show

"Radio. Chuck vary. Many classic Chuck Berry songs. This is the classic recorded on the chess record label in Saint Louis, Missouri. Tastic song. Because on this date in two thousand fourteen Chuck Berry perform for the last time at the Saint Louis club, blueberry hill. Domino's, yes, any played there once a month every month for like thirty years and so, but that was that didn't pass away a few years after that. So that was the beginning of the end for him. But it was just a great play, Chuck Berry, yes. And he wrote it and recorded in nineteen fifty eight. One of the greats. Sixty sixty sixty years ago. Oh, it's a lot of by lots of people Beatles covered this. But yeah. Everybody does sweet little sixteen if Mitch were back here today, Mitch would do sweet little sixteen few. It's a classic rock and roll song every ban covered by the way grit. Not a bad song on the b side reeling and rocking. Greg Garcia's here. It's been pretty much downhill since he was the board op original show. You know he's done well, he's done well. He's had a lot of successes with a lot of shows. I guess most notably my name is Earl probably was one when people ask me what I do. I kind of throw that out there to see, right, you know. And then usually they go, well, I think my wife liked it because I don't have a television. I don't watch television. I just I just listened to Grigorian chance and sleep that way. Is the second season of the guestbook. Yes. On second season, it's coming on in a week, and I think the second season's better than the first season. So have you hated the first season? Your season was very, very this one, a little less. But yeah, we have a, we start next week a lot of guests cast because every week it's a different different people come to this house and stay, and then crazy stuff happens. So we will are Arnett and Martha Plumpton and Michael Rapaport and Paul Dooley from breaking away the father ninety years old and just amazing. Just amazing. Pete Davidson from SNL. I think just broke up with his girlfriend Arianna grind duly. He was great. Was the guy who tried to make you take the used car off the lot. It's he's rate? Yeah. Oh refund. It's absolutely great to do with the casting these everything. Okay. Yeah, yeah, some some of the some of the scripts. I have an idea in mind then other times what we usually do because it's such a big part. We usually don't have too many auditions. We just look at a list and we see who's available. And then we'd go out and write them a note and try to get them to do it. Paul Dooley was a guy. We headed episode in season one where we had this guy. Orson being on the show. I know where sin being being was amazing, right? So eight years or sin being started out on game shows in New York. Like what's my lies -actly. Yeah, and he's a sweets. The history of television in one person. Yeah, he's fantastic. And he had stories, and it was great. And he came in season one and played very sweet old man with Alzheimer's, and they were trying to figure out like they're trying to give them to remember who he was by putting him in this house. Yes, they slowly did, and he was in the he was in the KKK all up our..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on Movie Crush

Movie Crush

03:16 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Movie Crush

"So I think in the end it works, but surveys definitely is definitely, you can see that. It's not you see that they were all they were out of coke. Out of coke at that point. That's what it was. That was the problem wheels were coming off of the airplane carrying in the coke Malta. Well, here's the thing though is like that that part doesn't look great. But the rest of the movie is looks as good today is it did in nineteen eighty costumes. Yeah, because it he didn't. You know, like another movie that came out in nineteen eighty was flash Gordon, which I still love. It has a very special place in my heart, but there's only one way to look at that film now, which is very campy and kind of big, very practical yet practical there wasn't they didn't have you gene Jeep? No, it was all story. You know, some people might say that as a no script and no plot, but it wasn't very small story. They were telling yes, really just celebration of this character Popeye and all of the crazy people around him, which are really great people. I mean that great character actors in there as Wimpy. Yeah, he was good dad for sixteen. Paul Dooley. Yeah, he does there anything. I mean he wasn't was his great. Yeah. What's the Brutus Bluto deal naming wise because I forget. I think it has something because there was a Brutus, right? There was no point. There was no Bluto. There was no bluetooth, brutal. I'm not going to get the names exactly correctly, but there was no, that character did not exist in the comic strip. Okay. It was a creation of the Fleischer brothers. Okay, so then I believe it was Brutus. So then that they created Brutus like created Betty, right? And Popeye's first cartoon was a Betty boop cartoon by the way. Oh, really? His first appearance in animation. So then when paramount took Popeye away, they did not own Brutus because it was a creation of the Fleischer's. So when they formed famous studios, they had to change his name to Bluto same character those player, but different name because they had shown the name to that character us when or what the deal is down. These two great, right legends of animation. Very interesting. History. Steamrolls some of these people. Well, animation they're like, all right, fine. We we own Bluto. Yeah. We can draw that guy. I'm seeing on here. How do you feel? Do you feel like we got it? Is there anything else in here you want how to feel cover Papa wise little hungry, kinda sticky. Humid? Yeah, I think I might have a little bit of poison Ivy from the airport. It'd be poison Ivy. Hey, everybody wanna let you know about the Bechtel cast. It's a new podcast from our network cured house works hosted by two comedians, Jamie lofts in Caitlyn Durante.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies

Doug Loves Movies

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies

"So I have no idea how the sequel would work, but I guess toy. You had a dream of it. What do you mean? You have no idea. Tell us about your dream thing. I've never said in my entire life. So it turns out being possessed by demon is contagious. No one expected that runs through the family or through shaking hands. Yes. So the last movie I saw my candidates Reta Terry, listen, you wasted all your time with that dream answer. What was the last movie really saw, sorry to bother you? Yeah. Well, that's the perfect thing to say right now because I'm angry. Did you like that movie was fantastic. Okay. It's interesting like it makes you really polite when you're buying a ticket for it because you go up to the ticket seller. Sorry to bother you. But I'd like one for sorry to bother you. It'd be too, but I didn't want to bother anybody. Lucky. Movie you saw in any format even Reims. Last film that I watched was the nineteen eighty. Something classic strange brew with Bob and Doug McKenzie. Ooh, available on film struck. As a matter of fact, I want build struck, what's the catch phrase in that they say a, oh, yeah. Take off Jose cough. That was a while in the early eighties men, we thought our, our neighbors to the north, we're hilarious there was that rush song about. From the elbow, Mike. Comedy album, which I listened to incessantly. So you're here to say that that movie holds up and it's fun. It's fun. Yeah, it's it's really pretty bad, but max von seat, how is in it? He's the villain in Paul Dooley's in its. And it's basically hamlet. They take the story of hamlet and set it in a brewery, and then they throw Bob and Doug McKenzie into it, and it's fucking brilliant. And really just really sort of awful, but amazingly so it's definitely worth stoned. Watch if you've not. I recommend being a knee braided in some way. Is this same called filibuster about a movie. Yes, I think you just told us everything you know about it. I'm just selling the film, but why. Because I feel like a lot of people probably won't. What string through their own. Unless it comes with some sort of rambling endorsement. Yes. I mean, I say, dig deeper, go anything. See TV. Oh, man, so much mazing stuff, but thank you for that. And. Chief harper. Yeah, they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but. What was the last movie you saw? I went to dine in theater in Buckhead yesterday, and I scratch that off. The list go equal. I saw a lot of equalizer too. Which parts did you miss? I've missed the like right after they told me who the bad guy was the day where we had to clean up the bad guy. I was good. You missed the fight in the storm is that it's the whole movie on the news when miss coming when they go out and there's those four guys or whatever. And he says, I'm gonna kill you all just I only get one chance to do it and that makes me sad or something from that point on. Yeah, I was kinda like, I'm good. Okay. Yeah. Yeah, because it's like two and a half hours long. Yeah, it's really long. It should be fifty five minutes. Exactly with already. Already eight credits. But man, like, you know, he's a. There's hardly any other actors. I'd rather see just kill everybody. Then Denzel he's the great just these bad. I'm just going to kill them all. He's. Tens thinks they should be dead. I agree. Plus you get to see how shitty the are most of them died. He doesn't doesn't just kill guys that are just like, I just got hired. New henchman. That'd be a great premise for something guy. That's like he's new to being a henchman, but he just like always boy that out when people are about to die. I don't really know this guy, you You know. know. Anyway, sorry to bother you. Thanks for that. Justin. That was the cap that that segment needed. Thank you. Everybody for enjoying filibuster about a movie. Brought to you by the new show from the creator of the Simpsons. Good mean to spoil what the ad is going to be in this show, but. Now's the part where I asked Bert Kreischer to turn the program off because he doesn't. He doesn't care about this part. And then I say in my bane voice. Look for games..

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:59 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"And it's really wonderful and george c scott said to me i did a few lines on his show he had called east side west side he was a social worker with sissy tyson was a co star this is probably late fifties and i'm just standing around when he four lines or something came over and said you know something whenever what douses wife's name of colleen dewhurst colleen and ira at the farm and we see commercial go by the urine i say there's a good actor well nobody picks you out of a commercial that made my day but he's very but that was done adam's okay sesame street well primarily i was electric company well i have that here too because you were very instrumental in a lot of the head writer yeah so this is a show that i grew up on both well sesame shoot i did to some boys overs okay for animation i'm the letter oh i'm begin with words leg oh boy or whatever and i had two ways of doing it because i'm not particularly a voice actor but i do a chipmunk voice or say well you know for la la land or i would do what is the voice of an old character accu madrid buchanan who's line was always in the westerns and everybody needs me i'll be over just so loon and i used to do him i'm the letter w but i did since i was the head writer i signed myself many voice overs in the electric company so i did a lot of those does animation things and worked mel brooks came and didn't samana mation voices for us played two thousand year old man two thousand year old man bob and ray we got them to do it tom lehrer rudolph who's funny songs and college days way back and it was great fun and i said to friends of mine when i started that job i'm finally using my my talent for good instead of evil i've been making all these commercials but now i thought well maybe we can actually help kids be interested in in reading catta so many i could i could ask you about a million of them i want to talk about your comedy album but the one i'll end with here is cars one through three well john lassiter told me that basically remember even breaking away this still this boy this movie is it's incredible i still get jobs from that it's a calling cards yeah in fact i did a i did animation job once where they to play some character and i said oh by the way the guy pleading the leading guy the old guy he's based on breaking away and i'm thinking why not hire me yeah i was hired to be some other person it's show business yeah crazy anyway i just did my standard old guy which is like i am the letter w so i just i knew it was a world war two jeep i'm gonna world war two cheap i'm old he's old and i really just get an old voice because those an old car and i thought i put some gravel in it and i went down to nascar race track for the premiere of cars one and they had a a row of about fifteen journalists each of the little chair a little table and a mike and they were interviewing you for two minutes little chunk and you kept moving down so i said i know they're going to ask dumb questions because people do ask them questions anybody who's been interviewed lot knows that what's it like to be a car i wasn't a car i was an actor doing a voice i didn't have to be a car i will never be a car so i made up my own answers i said well they said this ensure enough they said the sergeev a girlfriend or a wife i said well i for a long time no one else you sarge voice when i reminisce for a long time sergeant single long long time but when he got out of the army into ww two he met someone i didn't say someone because at hurts a joke he he found a new romance it was a kind of a long shot she was a golf cart but we had a lot in common we're both off road vehicles took care care of herself she used that motor oil of olay just i'd made a million answers well one of the.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"But it was a lot of fun and they used to dave knew that i liked his bob hope impression in rick moranis knew that i liked his cabinet impression they always would give me directions in those forces i think it must have been a blast there was one once that the two of them were the two of them setv doing david brinkley walter cronkite which they did perfectly and you saw them sign office say that's the way it is and they would brinkley he meets david brinkley in the same studio and they start talking with the perfect accents and they start talking about things that nobody likes them or anybody in the world but ever talk about he said did you ever find your pants your belt was tight but not tight enough your pants are about to fall off your hips not quite they almost fell of your hip but you will worried and they made a whole moment out of this and there was nothing but he was doing cronkite than and over the years i learned to do brinkley to i i have a lot of in my brain works that i think about voices and maybe where they came from and i have a theory about at all that the first most famous one was amanda did the march of time in the newsreels way back when i was in the kid in the forties same was westbrook van voorhis and he would say looks the march of time and it made it important by the pauses and then edward r murrow became the one they all emulate and he would say the brim is person to person tonight our guest will be the then later cronkite had this measured thing with pauses and you know actress put pauses into make their lines important and they get focused and get attention and broadcasters did the same thing largely based i think murrow but then brinkley what they do is they do two words three words in pause and two or three more in pause and they make the whole thing sounding more fake important and brinkley used to do it with a southern up speak at the end so he would say well today the president spoke to congress everyone thanked i was once hired to do a commercial and i said to be an announcement i said could i imitate one of the announces i didn't say brinkley one of the real what catch well we don't care it was for kfc and the colonel was brought in on sedan chair at a big convention and so i said born in a log cabin when all defame selling chicken from the trunk of his car listen to you i love chris guests has that character of corky saint clair was brilliant invention comic acting i've ever seen it's everything in that movie is so incredibly quotable there's you've so many credits i don't even want to do this thing that i sometimes do which is like a machine gun thing where i i will just name one of your credits and if you have you can either say pass because you don't it'll take too much time or if you have a quick story you can throw it out and then we'll just rifle through them quickly as we can but i'll tell you one thing i would say eighty five percent of my career's been thankless roles that weren't juicy enough for someone of my tally know i ten lines or twelve lines so we'll just do little brief things if you have your this we'll start with one of my favorite tv shows of all time get smart oh yeah well this is a story it's not very funny but don adams i was the guest star and i shot four days and normally the person is a star that shows oh thanks for doing this or welcome to the show and he never looked at me directly for four days and never said a word to me off camera why do you think i don't know like insecurity or something just well he was a star of the show but that's never stopped anybody with the contrast is a worker gary moore longtime ago who had a program on prime time variety show with carol burnett and because i knew her from before she got me on that show to be the the fourth banana whenever they need an extra body i see and he would always say thank you for doing our show and you'd have four lines or something.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:44 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"Best actors there were doing the worst world and then never forget particularly katherine hera reading aligned like an amateur perfectly she's oh california will be a or these he's is yes hurt drunk playing drunken that chinese restaurant is the finest portrayal of drunk person i've ever seen you guys are doing amazing work and then the group fred willard ad libbed the line that was going to get a penis reduction and she improvised that she was helping out beginning of jinan large something these people are brilliant brilliant she's the best comedy actress i know she and and andrea martin who's now in a few shows yeah thank she's on a new show i watched last night it's krisztian miranda spin off from the oh good it good place no no not the good the good fight yeah what am i think she's playing a noxious right person that whole setv crowd well speaking of that you were in strange brew as well dave and rick yeah how was that experience then i did another one with john candy and levy and a few of them forget the name of it i played this interest to john candy busting out something oh yeah like that they were busting loose listen lose some like that they were security guards eugene and candy and libertine was in it too how is strange brew it was great fun that there they had a fundraiser at the american place theatre a few years after i had done pfeiffer review of sketches and so they asked us through thirty minutes of that show in the fundraiser so dave thomas is in the audience for some reason so i got this job directly and i asked him later when we were doing how did you find me i do you know about me what did you hire me he says i saw you do that fred astaire thing and a couple of other scenes and i said this guy can get laughs without jokes and that's what you try to do the best schedules aren't jokes their behavioral things but i was thrilled to be a partner with maximum sydow in in strange brew strange yes oh i know that's incredible and i was went i've never quite knew how to say his name but i wanted to say to him sit down sit down sit down rocking the boat but he probably i don't know how the pronounce it sure either i like i i look that up and it's always he's obviously a brilliant actor but he's a little bit humorless think of him in all those bergman plays death god and all these different things yeah not to mention to say to me things like borough but absolute light the goal for coke later so serious in fact he remind him bela lugosi somehow way he asked you to go to coke yeah we're you know i have a copy violator but it was so serious never sound the casual so if he but it was great did he get the humor of that film then or was he he was just playing it straight and their for work or did how much was he was comic edge to it okay to rule the world all right poisoning the beer yeah i asked him i said you're a great actor and you've been in great parts and of course with bergman everything he did a great thing in hawaii want serves a long movie and he was a big important how did you ever get into a little comedy like this he says they sent a script to me i was living in italy and probably do that for them taxes or something and my son saw the script is a stand you have to do this because he was a fan of sctv now inside did it because my kid thought i should i got but he he did play it with a little edge of comedy yeah yeah i remember one time you picked me up by the year or both ears or something and i asked dave thomas i said could you get an insert shot of my feet off the ground so i held onto parallel bars or something and kicking my feeling and i have my favorite taken there as he comes to me max dozen these he grabs my head in his hand he says i could crush short ahead like in not but they won't because they need you so i never reacted to that and he let go and i took two steps who and how.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"My surprise i might first movie i was forty nine years old so i've spent so many years in new york as i said in a one man show have done recently i said after twenty five years is in new york actor overnight i was discovered for the movie and the first thing discovered robert altman never told me anything which will be called direction and the more i did films i realize most of them are like that you've got the script you come in they put marks down and you run through the lines holding the script usually even the stars everybody who probably knows the lines all in this grip over setting the blocking the camera moves and i did five movies with altman and never once did tell me louder faster funnier slower meaner because you're hired to do your job and that is to what was said you prob he probably knew did it right the first time yeah and a lot of directors do that played thirty or forty fathers for nothing but almost never have had a director save no you're on the wrong track is turns out that way and it's probably because they cast you for what they seen you do before was surprise me goes i've been in quite a number of plays where he's been four weeks rehearsing and you get all kinds of all the fine tuning in that show they're helpful to your directors are yeah yeah remember he's this he's that there's a back story you know what about something like you've now worked with christopher guest quite a bit in his suite of films like waiting for guffman mit wayne waiting for guffman one of my all time favorite films i love it dearly how much is he involved because that in itself is just you're just acting off an outline is that right same thing yeah doesn't tell the actress how to do it first of all he's got the best improvisers in the word right cathro hair yeah eugene levy all of them fred willard everybody he's lucky to have these people yeah they're going to bring so much to it and the script is only eight or ten pages for government our any of his movies i did three of them and no he stays out of your hair he picks you for he picks you because he knows what you can do and if you do a slightly different than what he had in mind that still okay because you'll bring something to it i still quote your different ones of them i say that all the time my wife will you know say what what kind of chips do you want to also different ones of them different ones of them yeah yeah that was my west virginian upbringing and it different times different ones probe in different sometime together sometime and then i come down he asked me to play the mayor in that movie and larry and i told him i was working on grace under fire was a semi regular they had the right to call me anytime they wanted but not every episode i asked him by giving me off that week while we don't know this groups are done yet so i said i can't do it now it's my first one although knew him socially before that his mother was my agent long time no kidding yeah gene guest and then he called me up from phoenix i guess it is phoenix and he said no it was that other famous city dinner south by south west whereas oh austin austin he was we did in austin and he said you can come down for one day on a saturday i said yeah i can do that so i go down there and he said i had wanted to use locals to come on and explain that they had been kidnapped by forty years ago by aliens but i did it work out they weren't as funny as i'd hope they'd be so i got david cross to be one yeah you talked about circles the circles are done by aliens and he had me and i think one of the person i might have been bob odenkirk because he's in the background of one of the shots where they're auditioning he's dressed like a vampire you compare lee tell him i said seen them because i used to teach theater at a community college and i would show that film every single semester for probably fifteen years so i've seen it can lead gut the.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"Cream of the crop of the woody and he had everybody the great great client list and because of all he i became a client and we talked it over so this isn't a very good part you're there you're going for an hour and ten minutes in your back he says we're probably a pass i said okay so we pass so then typical of hollywood just offer you more money and then because they wanted you they just started low ball so they said it three times they came back in triple the price or something and i said this convinced them that i don't want to do so then time goes by and no more film offers and i get an offer to go to florida and do industrial which might partners and i wrote for toyota and day oli officials down there were not american toyota people but did japanese people anyway i'm down there and again a call and it's my agent he is john used wants to talk to you says okay you can give him my number at the hotel so he calls me and says i wrote a scene in the middle of the movie where you're talking to your daughter late at night and i hope it will attract you to be part of our interesting because that's the scene that really sticks us so when people remember and i had this little segment i'd like to do call confirm or dispel dubious imdb trivia so on i am db it says in the initial script sam's father ends his heart to heart with his daughter by asking what happened to her underwear which she gave a farmer molly ringwald mother pointed out that it was weird for gifts girl's father to ask that john hughes agreed that it was creepy and change the line is that true i changed you change okay when i saw the first script it was ten pages for that scene and i knew enough of by then to know that no seen is ten page is ten minutes long it's going to be three minutes long if you want a big scene you cut away and go somewhere else and come back to it but you don't have very very very long scenes with two people so i told him i would do it and i said i realized this is long for a scene is yeah we'll we may cut it down a little i said there are few things i don't really i'd like to change and he's okay this come to location we'll talk it over but what really was offensive was that he says there's nothing in the script about the fact that she's lying on a couch the justin delivering room he gives her from the pat on the behind this is what happened to your panties and i knew immediately he was copying feel that's not you know if you're there long enough to know pants on how do you do that so i knew that wasn't something i wanted to do so he said yeah we'll redo that on the day we do it right so couple of days before him having lunch molly in her mother and her mother's worried about how that sounds it's gonna feel and i said probably showing off i said well he said i could change that if i wanted to that line should we what are you gonna do i said i don't know and in a way just showing off i said because i am a writer and improviser i said why could say something like when you get married make sure you wear the pants in the family which is an innocent remark maybe cut to her looking shop like home alone the next shot has to be the panties been held up right so it's a harmless remarked that the father says and not a you know snarky one but i never talked it over john just told me this is what i'm going to say okay all right well some listener get that right on i m db let's correct the history we have a first hand source personnel does after having done hundreds of radio commercials in using humor you know i could turn any words sideways you know what i did and that's a moment people really remember it's a great several it's such a well played seen how much did hughes work with you guys in that way it was it on the level of something that you would do in theater where the director is is really into that to.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"And then italian than a french all these mc's his all his characters play and it was just wonderful in six weeks later put another one on because two hours i had routines from a standup i had once done libertine had a partner named for dixon and they had a whole two hours of stuff they'd put together the pickle family circus put on clown bits incredible everybody can do something i think shelly could play the guitar and sing a song and all kinds of people that all kinds of things because he hired a lot of people as extras with circus skills it didn't really have any lines a lot of them but they did funny things physically right somersaults and all kinds of things it was just amazing it was like being away in summer camp it for almost a year that's a really great time let's talk a little bit about sixteen candles and how you ended up in that film and what it was like working with john hughes i had just come off breaking away and i'd gotten frankly tons of rave reviews first time and maybe the only time in my life that i got so many good reviews so he had seen that film and and as he's writing his movie versus writing national lampoon vacation and all the didn't turn out that we wrote the part for me that chevy chase did no kidding yeah because he he liked me so much and the other part and it's true that chevy was a bit younger than me and the kids are about twelve or fourteen or something anthony michael hall was the young kid there films yeah showed up in sixteen candles and stole the moving yeah who's brilliant for kid his age about sixteen i mean he's really funny to me as a little like a young woody allen who thought he was a stud but it wasn't an acted like a stud in real life or his care no not a real life that was his character yeah but he must have had some of that in him sure to with that so get yeah yeah he was just great so anyway i had done the breaking way then i had to go to malta for six months as i wasn't around to take advantage of anything it was offered to so you went straight from breaking away to malta for popeye breaking away i went to florida to health for all and then okay to pump man what a run yeah i've just worked for him was steadily for two years and nobody else except breaking away four altman films and working way in about two years so he said john hughes is who did national lampoon is doing this in you want you to play the the father of this girl so they sent me the script and they parents appeared in the first five minutes can i ask you something really quickly you're at a point now in your career where you no longer seem to have to audition and you're having john hughes cast you solely on work you've done in breaking away in audio go to audition but that's got to feel good right because they didn't have much before i was going to die was used to being cast straight out for commercials okay yeah but when that started happening in films that must have been well that's always one ever have to addition that's nice and as much as i've done i still auditioned from time to time really because they want you to series in his seven year contractor vibe year contract they don't want to finally find out what you kanak well but he so we know you can do the words from your other twenty movie can you do these words that we wrote in this order in this and actually enunciate them okay so part part of of the the back back to to john john he is sorry but you know even broadway movie stars who going abroad were they have to audition after going to stage sing or whatever yeah so it never ends really what was i talking about sixteen candle so i read it and i talked to my agent i luckily because of breaking away and alban i got the best agent new york named sam cohn who's clientele was meryl streep and mike any lane and the l dr row and the.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"A weird guy because if you go to a meeting and the suits would be saying things him about the script he would say to them excuse me how many movies directed well none i'm just the producer and they bring up things about the script oh say you've written scripts before no so neither of any of you guys have written a script or directed a movie or worked with actors know what the hell are you talking to me about and over a period of years he alienated every major studio because you can't talk to them that they think they're important in fact they desperately want to be part of the creative and generally they're not there are some that are very talented and have good input but they just wanna get their name some house the one who developed it maybe their name is part of the writing team right what was it like being on that production where you're essentially shielded from that stuff by robert altman and your hold up on this island for how long were you there six months six months so what was that experience like it was amazing but about wimpy just oh yeah sure forever get i knew i didn't want to look like either oliver hardy or jackie gleason character reginald van gleason in which you were a tiny little mustache and oliver hardy of small mustache they both had bangs coming out of their derby yeah the drawing of wimpy had three brushstrokes going out of his hair hey we'll how do you make hair just brush strokes and has massage was for brushstrokes but i decided i would and wimpy almost always in the old comics jonet his eyes closed he was standing in the background if he wasn't speaking and often he was just background we're popeye was talking olive and he'll be over there and he would have his seemed abbas is closed and have a hamburger in his hand and also in the film i had learned from my many commercials that when you hold the product in front of your chest the picture of the product gets mixed up in your cost you that's why they always hold them in that awkward way it's got that over their shoulder the other reason they hold it in that strange way is that if you haven't out in front of your face the the can or the product is in focus in your faces a little out of focus so they want to bring them all into the same focal plane over you've probably been through this you know commercials and so that's why you hold on a per by your shoulder in a way noone human ever have right yeah unless they were going to perch it on their shoulder yeah like a parrot linka parrot and then you'll always have to do things like you're holding the product and they say clock at a hair because they're not seeing the full name of the product on the can or box see a clock a little bit and they say now your little fingers over one of the letters okay on this take that away now your thumb was over the other end of the word and okay now just tip it forward so we get the bounce off the lice now act naturally anyway the other thing i real quick was that your real mustache or was it a application no they put it on it was it was read slightly nobody knew what color his hair was no one knew colored popeye's hair will because he always had the hat on and you didn't see anything so they gave robin kind of a light red and they gave me a i cut my hair short and it was like light red the other thing i wanted to do is not to ever move like oliver hardy because eager really look like that guy or jackie gleason reginald van gleason so i used as a a prototype a guy that maybe you're too young to know but his name was was a character actor one of the big studios like mgm and his name was henry it's funny for the moment i just skipped my mind but he always played hotel owners and it was the talian are meta henry are meta and he was.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

03:39 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"Who was the producer of the show and we'd been running for about four or five months and it was very popular was kind of off broadway hit and she says bob i know you haven't found the father for the movie wedding to we care over nets husband and you're still looking and we're going to start producer even a sino she says well i saw a guy who probably can do it and he said where did you see him he said well he's in this little off broadway i don't wanna go play now she said it's cartoons it's funny and elected he doesn't like to go out and look he doesn't like to tend thinner much it doesn't watch other directors work which i think is a flaw thing i asked him once what did you think of god for this i haven't seen godfather and it was ten or fifteen years after it was out gant and it was almost the new citizen kane but anyway he said i wanna see that she says come for the first act then we'll leave but it's really enjoyable and this guy plays about twenty five or thirty parts because they're all just short comic strips there was a moment in in the evening whereas doing one of his comic strips and it was about two middle aged people who are in a motel in there we're going to have sex but they're both not sure of it then not sure they want to do it in their birth nervous he's nervous she's nervous in day arly i don we don't even know how they got there but they're just tiptoeing around each other and at one point i didn't change any of the texts because joesph clyfford is used pfeiffer you know fooling around with his stuff because he's brilliant but i walked across the room and as a little makeshift bed part of the set and i made a gesture which is hard to see or hear about an radio but it's where you you clap your hands together in a way and you snap your fingers that same time like the curly kind of thing that thing speaking of curly were in the house that was also featured in one of the stooges shorts right nineteen thirty seven it was called the sitter downers don't know why i never seen stripped that's right you're gonna do at once or twice but i did it once and it was put myself at ease into impress her that i was a cool guy so called matures his wife and said that's the guy just because of that from a piece of business like that and i gotta remember that i suppose it was influenced my what had happened before so what was your process like on on doing popeye then at this point you this is your third film with him is that right yeah and fourth film but fourth film and how did you approach that character once he found out it was wimpy pull on some of your cloud experience in a way because you're also working with bill irwin who at the time was a clown as well absolutely and he belong to the pickle family circus wasn't yet biller when later became really hugely popular with his broadway shows that he put on by himself and would sometimes with a couple of other friends well what i thought to myself as well i don't i'm not going to turn this great opportunity but i don't know how i'm going to be wimpy but i made a few decisions before we got to the location which is in the island of malta in the middle of the mediterranean and altman like to go to places like that so the suits wouldn't be there so these producers would be looking over his shoulder because his dumbly lila nothing ever happens there it wouldn't be like going to vegas and sure enough bob evans who was producer the executive producer only came once so that was good he stayed away and bob de like those guys bothering him he was.

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"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

I Was There Too

04:47 min | 3 years ago

"paul dooley" Discussed on I Was There Too

"For you today for me it's morning i'm matt gowrali this is i was there to the show where i talked to people present in the great scenes of cinema history today someone who has been president so many scenes of cinema history especially one very significant from my childhood in that was robert altman's popeye where he played wimpy and i went to the house of paul dooley thanks to jason clam for making that whole thing happened and sitting across from wimpy was a special treat especially as he regaled me with so many stories from the numerous countless really roles he played in breaking away sixteen candles waiting for guffman the list goes on and on this could have been a very long conversation in his probably a slight bit longer than most episodes because there was so much information to cover in paul was such a willing conversationalist so it might thanks to him and to jason for making this happen to you for listening and you can help out more if you're interested in doing more than even listening in that is by writing a review on i tunes given as many stars as possible and you can also find out more at i was there too on twitter matt corley on twitter instagram letterbox and there's my cat which means it's time to get started because she wants to be fed career dummy it's been a while since you've been on anything to say nope just about food racing let's begin films pop up sixteen and many more nineteen nineteen eighty four and baker the actors all right well paul dooley if i have this right aside from being an accomplished actor with countless credits you also been cartoonist to stand up comedian a magician and a clown and so i'm wondering if with that pedigree it almost seems like you were destined to play wimpy and robert altman's popeye how did you approach adopted that character well i grew up in the years between about twelve and twenty five i was thought i'd be a cartoonist and i followed popeye among all the other strips in those days there weren't like a thousand strips were like you know twelve or fifteen or maybe twenty maggie and jiggs and blondie and all those things but i remember reading popeye and at one point it seemed to go in a long time to papa is making a journey to find his father so that this the comic strip is continued and i remember vividly the day i i read the strip where he found his father because they looked exactly alike except the father had a stubble beard and gills pfeiffer who's a cartoonist did the adaptation did the screenplay for a popeye and he had that very in with ray walston playing has pappy and they had lines like ain't never had no or springs on i would add mitt to in my life and he says we'll look at us we got the same squeaky is squeaky high with his eyes closed we got the same bulgy under what boji arms and right out of the cartoon and i remembered when i was a kid on anyway i had made before that at three movies with robert altman he obviously liked my work i wouldn't it kept hiring me and he said you're going to be in popeye but i don't know what you'll play oh and i said fine then he told me what to do wimpy and i thought gee wimpy is a fat guy although i might have had a few pounds on me i kind of didn't think i was right and later i heard the knicks month or two that dom deluise and buddy hackett had been enquiring about playing that marketing and bob told me says those guys can be funny but i when i when people go to see the movie i don't want them saying oh there's buddy hackett the you you know know i went blank slate or something where this suddenly shows up and although i'd done they three films for him i was not exactly a household name but i tell people because of my commercials a household face which actually cab driver said to me once is it because of commercials that altman found you in the first place no i was in a actually in an evening of comic strips of gills pfeiffer no kidding yeah wait so this is like full circle this before popeye yeah into it was and his wife came to see it because she was friends with the woman.

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