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:
Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they're not always toughMore Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At the time, I felt, I'm so young and this is so big that I don't really have any control over it!More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
I went to John Milius, the director, and he went for it. He's a Roosevelt freak. Teddy was his hero as a kid.More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
I tried out for a play and got the part and got into it. I was 19 or 20. At the time I thought I would be a journalist.More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
I hate to use Hitchcock's name, but this is a Hitchcockian thriller, in the style of Rear Window and Vertigo. It's written in a way that evokes him.More Tom Berenger quotes [06/20/2006 12:06:00]

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