One Lucky Bastard

One Lucky Bastard

Tales From Tinseltown

Book - 2014
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"In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he's an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Moore lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. One Lucky Bastard features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers including, Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli, and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, these extraordinary tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781493007974
1493007971
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations ; 243 cm
Additional Contributors: Owen, Gareth 1973-
Alternative Title: Last man standing

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145e Dec 26, 2014

With the wealth of international stars and true legends Moore could discuss, why, oh why, are fully 60% of the stories in this book comprised of stale, hackneyed rehashes concerning totally unknown British character actors? The author even finds the need to dig up the crème de la crème of old, old chestnuts: a legendary and mortally ill British actor is asked "dying, is it hard?" only to reply: "dying is easy, comedy is hard" This bit of nonsense has been attributed to every Anglo-Saxon performer from Garrick to Gielgud----if true then every British thespian must be contractually bound to spout this on his deathbed. Using this old , old adage to suit my own purposes, is dying hard? No, dying must be easy compared with coming up with fresh, new and interesting anecdote for your memoires.

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