Release of his book "It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business"
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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 ...
He auditioned as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate
(1967), but was never offered the role. Mike Nichols
still offered him a role in Catch-22
(1970), which he was already scheduled to direct at the time.
Grodin's trademark is his petulant loutishness that he employs as a guest on various talk shows. Seemingly miffed or angry, his act is strictly tongue-in-cheek as he lobs offensive verbal attacks at his hosts.