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
To people outside, they think, Gee, that's great. You get to go here and there. The other side of that is our expression, This is location, not vacationMore 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 day.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 leadMore Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part of someone who can't remember who he is. The frustration angle is written in, but there's also this incredible passive stateMore Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off.More Tom Berenger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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