Quote of the Day: Gregory Peck

"They say the bad guys are more interesting to play, but there is more to it than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because it's harder to make them interesting." -- Gregory Peck, actor

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  1. we were out driving around one day in northern new mexico and were stopped while a scene was shot in the western Shoot Out (1971), starring Peck. they didn't want cars passing on the horizon in the scene. later we went back and found a burnt-out shack, a campfire, and lots of discarded flapjacks. but no movie stars.

    though i did meet Peck, because his son and i were friends who double-dated in college (he always got the cute one).

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  2. Wow, joem18b!

    The only time I've come close to someone famous is shaking the hand of a friend of mine who had shaken Prince Charles' hand that morning. And he's not an actor.

    Have you written a full account on your blog of your meeting Peck? That would be interesting.

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  3. Peck was just over at the college for some function or other and his son introduced me to him. He didn't live too far away. I can't remember anything about our conversation. As far as I was concerned, I was standing there talking to Atticus Finch and it sort of blew my mind.

    I haven't met many famous people myself. I had lunch with B.F.Skinner but I don't know if anybody even knows who he is anymore. And I met Peter Ustinov. And my niece (Janet Varney) is sort of a star in my eyes.

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  4. I always love personal stories. Thanks, joem18b. :)

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