Adventures of a No Name Actor by Marco Perella

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Marco Perella is a very successful actor. Which is not to say that he is a famous actor. The co-star in some made-for-TV movies, a bit player in major Hollywood productions, guest star on a late night cable TV series-Marco has seen every aspect of what is, by anyone's account, an absurd business. Whether he has been hired to float down the Guadalupe River dressed in a Jester's suit, recruited to teach Kevin Costner how to dance, or paid $250 to stand in front of a plate glass window while a runaway convertible hurtles through it, screeching to a halt only inches from his body, Marco Perella has met his acting challenges head on. In Adventures of a No Name Actor, he recounts his experiences with a storyteller's eye for detail and a Texan's light touch, proving that you don't have to be famous to be funny.

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Marco Perella's film credits include JFK, Lone Star, Varsity Blues, and Keys to Tulsa. He has co-starred in over twenty TV movies, and was a recurring guest star on the series Walker: Texas Ranger. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Published June 9, 2001 by Bloomsbury USA. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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in her foreword, the author’s long-time friend Molly Ivins notes that Perella used to regale his friends with letters full of the very stories that went into this volume—which does tend to read like a series of amusing notes from an old drinking buddy.

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In this well-written, laugh-out-loud account of an actor's almost Zelig-like film and television career, often playing thuggish character parts, Texan actor Perella both pokes fun at—and admits to—his pretensions.

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Anyone who's visited the set of even the lowliest student film knows that moviemaking is two thirds waiting around and grazing at the craft service table.

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