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By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

John Logan was kind of wrapping up - "Well, thanks for coming in..." - and I thought, "Oh, God, this is over and I'm out of here, and I really don't want to leave."So I said, "Can I ask you a question?" He said, "Sure." "What movie do you think you've seen more than any other movie?" And he said, "Wow, let me think about that. I guess probably The Searchers." And I said, "Well, oddly, that's the movie I've seen more than any other movie." And I wasn't just BS-ing. It's true. It's my favorite movie.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think it was somewhere around age 3 when I fell down the stairs at my house, and I got up and did a Jerry Lewis impression and got a big laugh. And I thought, "Oooh, I like that. I think I need to do this for a living!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

It was kind of an amazing class. I went to the Strasberg Institute in New York for a little while after I got there, and I've never seen anybody who was in any of my classes there ever again. I mean, that's not to say they didn't become somebody. I'm not sure. I mean, Sam Jackson could've been in my class, for all I remember.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brent Spiner

They were nicely written and nicely directed episodes [Star Trek: Enterprise]. I enjoyed working with Scott [Bakula]. So it was good to do, and, as you said, it did serve to enhance the Soong legacy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I'm an avid biography reader.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

In my heart, I've never left Brazil.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I assumed, "Well, I must've sounded like Conan O'Brien, or a reasonable facsimile or something." And there I am in the movie [South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ]. I was very lucky.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Im thinking of going into rehab. Im not addicted to anything, but I think its good way to jumpstart an acting career.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

Obviously we're doing a comedy [Fresh Hell], and our intent is to entertain, but we're also really aware and trying to stay aware of the subtext of what it's like to reach a certain age and be dismissed, basically, from the fraternity you've always wanted to be a part of, and the desperation involved in trying to claw your way back into it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Initially I objected to the Data makeup. I said, "Why do I need this makeup? Why can't I just look like me?" In fact, I said to Gene Roddenberry, "Don't you think that by this time in history, they would've figured out how to make skin look like skin?" And he said, "What makes you think that what you have isn't better than skin?" And I went, "Um, okay.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

The Dain Curse [Tom Fink] was a great job. I was in New York, and I was young - I think I'm 28 years old in that - and I got to work with James Coburn and Jean Simmons and Jason Miller. Plus, it was a Dashiell Hammett story, and I had a great character. It was fantastic to shoot.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

Of course, when you see [ musical numbers] in the movie [Out To Sea ], it's cut into a lot with other scenes, but we shot the number straight through, so here I am doing it, and sitting right in front of me in the audience was Donald O'Connor. And I was, like, "Oh, my God, I can't believe I'm performing a musical number in front of Donald O'Connor," who's one of the greats of the silver screen. But it was a thrilling experience, it really was.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

As I get older and I get more of this dialogue and I lose more and more brain cells, it really does become the most difficult part of the job!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brent Spiner

The woman who wrote the movie [Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains], her name is Nancy Dowd. She's a wonderful writer. She wrote Coming Home. And when I read the script, at that time, I thought, "This movie is going to do for girls what Breaking Away did for boys." I thought it was going to be huge. It was a great script.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it's really just the opposite

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

It's fun to do something different. And there are things you can do in a small palate that you can't necessarily do in a larger role. You can go a little further and do things you could never pull off for any length of time, but you can do for the short run.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I mean, I'm the tag of the [ Big Bang Theory ] show! That was one of the easiest jobs I've ever had.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think we're all fans, and I understand the whole world of fandom, because I am a fan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Generally, I have to be able to get the lines out of my mouth without making a mistake before I go to sleep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

Radical surgery is never fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

Rick Berman, who produced Star Trek, was a big Night Court fan. So he knew who I was as soon as I walked in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I didn't audition or anything like that. But I went into John Loganhis office... It was his screening room in his office, actually, and I sat and schmoozed with him for about two minutes, which I think is standard, and, y'know, we got on fine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I did a great show Off-Broadway called Leave It To Beaver Is Dead that was at the Public Theater in New York. It was written by Des McAnuff, who's an illustrious director now, and it starred... Well, I was in it, Mandy Patinkin, Dianne Wiest, Saul Rubinek, and Maury Chaykin. It was an amazing show. But it was definitely ahead of its time, and people didn't quite get it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I wanted to look right. I remember a review - a very positive one - in The New York Times that said I was so good in the role [Earl Mills] that I "even managed to overcome a terrible red wig." I wanted to write her and tell her about the agony I'd gone through with the perm, but I thought better of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I've worked with some great people [in Star Trek], and I was paid handsomely, and it was a nice role. So the whole experience was positive for me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

John Logan pretty much does the Woody Allen thing of just bringing people in and meeting them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

A couple of years ago, I went to see a production of Wicked in San Francisco with a friend of mine, one that Patty Duke was in, and he said, "Do you want to meet her?" And I said, "Yeah!" And I went backstage, and she walked out of her dressing room, looked at me, and said, "I know you." And I went, "Well, uh, yeah, I was in My Sweet Charlie." And she said, "Yeah! You were the guy in the car on the road!" And I was. It was amazing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think I worked an average of about 10 minutes a day [in Big Bang Theory series]. It took longer to get to the studio than I actually worked. So I regard the driving there as the actual job. The work itself was just fun.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Brent Spiner

We had lunch that day [with Chris Ellis], and I was talking about this idea. I toyed with it a little bit on Twitter in story form at one point. And he thought it was a great idea, and he thought, "Well, let's bring my friend Harry Hannigan in, who's a wonderful writer, and let's see if we can put something together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I'm, like, y'know, I didn't have a problem doing one scene in Dude, Where's My Car? I'm certainly not going to have a problem doing one scene in a [Martin] Scorsese movie!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

It seemed like an interesting movie [Independence Day], and I thought I had a take on the part that was going to be unique. That doesn't happen to me very often.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think I was technically uncredited as Local #1, because there were three of us. But I had the most lines [in My Sweet Charlie].

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think it's the business part of the word show business that causes me the most concern.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Harry [ Hannigan] and Chris [Ellis] are sitting there while we're doing [ Fresh Hell], and Chris is directing, obviously, but if we start fooling around a little bit, Harry comes in, and he's got some addition that makes it even funnier. But we start with a complete script.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

[Out To Sea] was like a dream come true for me, because I got to work with Jack [Lemmon] and Walter [Matthau], who were unbelievable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Hollywood has more than its share of harsh and crewel stories. In fact, it's probably more the norm than the exception.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Any job you can go to and have a laugh everyday has got to be a good job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Can't argue with Gene Roddenberry. He was a pretty brilliant guy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

[ Felicia Day] is really figured it all out, and it was impressive. It was nothing like our set, because her set was like working on a real film.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think everyone agrees First Contact was our best film, and even at that, they're kind of... I don't know, they're sort of movies. But they're kind of really Star Trek movies, if you take my meaning. It's hard for me to say. I was glad to be doing them. Whether they were good isn't really up to me to determine, and it doesn't matter what I think. I thought we had a really nice script on Nemesis, and the audience didn't seem to care for it, so what can you do?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I have to go with Data's makeup, because that was basically every day, 10 months out of the year, for seven years. There were only a couple of days that I had to endure for Dr. Soong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I know a guy who writes on the show, it was his episode, and he called and said, "Would you do it?" And I said, "Yeah." There's not really much else to tell, except that I was thrilled to be on The Simpsons, because it's one of the greatest series in the history of television.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

I actually had some funny dialogue [ in Stardust Memories], a little piece, and we shot all day in this big ballroom. Gordon Willis was the director of photography, and at the end of the day, Gordon turned to Woody Allen and said, "We cannot accomplish all of this in this space. It's impossible." And we'd been rehearsing and trying to shoot this thing all day. So Woody said, "Okay, let's do something else." He looked at me and said, "Come back tomorrow, I'll put you in something else." And he did.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

[Independence Day] was a sweet, sweet job, because it was one of those big surprises.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I try to do as much as I can. I probably knew more about Earl Mills than anybody on earth besides people who actually knew him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Although I could be wrong. If Roland Emmerich's thinking about doing that at some point, I'd be glad to don the long hair again. But sometimes you can just go a little bit further out with something you're only going to be doing for a short run

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

I think that Enterprise was getting better and better, actually, and if it had kept going, I think it would've turned into as good a show as any other in the Star Trek franchise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Brent Spiner

Actually, I had a really nice part in that movie [Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains]. I mean, I have, like, one second in the final-cut version, where I say "You're fired" to Diane Lane. That's about all you see of me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

It really was not that difficult a process, because I was playing [Data from Star Trek] something that doesn't exist. So it was really based on... Imagination was the key element in that, and whatever I could think of, I could do, because there was no precedent for it. It wasn't like someone was going to say, "Well, an android would never do that." They didn't know!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Brent Spiner

John Logan is maybe the No. 1 screenwriter in the world today, not to mention that he won a Tony for Best Play for Red. So he may just be the best writer period right now. He wrote The Aviator, and I was in New York doing a play, and he asked if they would see me for the film, just meet with me. 'Cause that's what Martin Scorsese does.