Revenge of the Nerd, or ... The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger

Revenge of the Nerd, or ... The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger

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Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common? Curtis Armstrong. A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there's more to Curtis' story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey--one nerd's hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into...well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast. In Hollywood, as in life, that counts as winning the game.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250113948
1250113946
Branch Call Number: 791.43 A73r
Characteristics: xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Dec 03, 2017

Classically trained (?) character actor & lifetime nerd explained why there will never be Risky Business's director's cut, shenanigans in Revenge of the Nerds franchise & his theory why Cybil & Bruce never got along in underbelly Hollywood.
Ouch on being called the new Michael J. Pollard.

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