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Tom Berenger
May 31, 1949 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Even my agents say, We don't know what this business is anymore.


I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect.


We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.


I guess if I weren't an actor, I'd be a history professor.


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.


I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March.


Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.


The Big Chill is one of those things that everybody can identify with. Between eight characters, they can pick somebody who's somewhat like them.


I've done about six comedies. Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in Platoon.


I'm probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time.


There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.


I don't care about being a star. I can do a supporting role; I don't have to be a lead.


My mother, sister and I watched through the windows as my father gambled.


I was kind of confused. I thought, Well, if I get drafted, I'll go. Everybody was very concerned with it. I had friends who went. Some that came back and some that didn't.


Every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, Lost in Space? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.


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 vacation.


While I was doing these plays in the beginning, I wasn't getting paid. I thought of it more as a hobby. Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people took what they were doing.


In this industry, the new owners prefer to kill anything they weren't responsible for.


I feel more comfortable doing films with groups of guys. It's a lot easier for me. There's a difference with women: you can't take them to dinner every night and go crazy.


Debra Winger doesn't let anything interfere with her performance, which is the way it should be.


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