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I'm not that easy to insult, believe me, but cracks about people on movies who are there to pick up paychecks or actors who look like they phoned it in get me. People who write this stuff obviously have never been on the set of a movie from beginning to end. Just showing up somewhere every day for twelve to sixteen hours for three or four months should be enough to disqualify movie people from ...
Having already been cast as Captain Aarfy Aardvark in Catch-22
(1970), director Mike Nichols
asked him to take over the role of Colonel Cathcart when the original actor did not work out. As the role was written for an older man, old age make-up was experimented with for several days, until it was decided to cast Martin Balsam
instead, and Grodin returned to his original role.
Frequently portrays uptight, bland and world-weary white-collar professionals.