Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger

Director of 'Roger and Me' (1989)
Michael Moore's 1989 debut documentary Roger & Me made him rich and famous and put him in the spotlight as a champion of the common folk against corporate greed. (The Roger of the title was Roger Smith, then the president of General Motors; the film examined GM's role in Moore's struggling hometown of Flint, Michigan.) Almost comically un-glamorous and notoriously liberal, Moore appears in his own films as narrator and interviewer and has made a career out of being funny and provocative in print as well as on screen. He has hosted television shows (TV Nation and The Awful Truth in the mid-1990s), worked on the staff of Mother Jones magazine, and authored the best-selling books Downsize This! (1996) and Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation (2002). Bowling for Columbine (2002), his documentary about gun-related violence in the United States, won the 2003 Oscar for Best Documentary. In 2004 his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, a harsh analysis of the Saudi Arabian ties of George W. Bush, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Moore's acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards included a now-famous tirade against George W. Bush, whom Moore called a "fictitious president"... The title Fahrenheit 9/11 is a play on Fahrenheit 451, the futuristic novel by Ray Bradbury in which books are burned at that temperature.Source: answers.com
I've done about six comedies. Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in PlatoonMore Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As I get older, I could see myself doing washed-out drunks or jaded, bitter has-beens. I became an actor because I found all these people interesting.More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
I don't care about being a star. I can do a supporting role; I don't have to be a lead.More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
You realize just how long youve been away when you get home and start dialing 8 out of habit so you can get access to local calls.More Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have family obligations and all that stuff. I get my kids six weeks in the summer, which is a real intense period of time. I'm with them every minute of the dayMore Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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