Dec. 1, 1989: Danny DeVito on how he got his start in Hollywood

DeVito talks about auditioning for the first time, his short stature and how he is drawn to dark comedies.
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Transcript for Dec. 1, 1989: Danny DeVito on how he got his start in Hollywood
I wasn't a great movie fan. I loved to. Every Saturday Sunday go of the films. And should change them ruins. And I always enjoyed it as an audience. I didn't know what it was you know I knew did these people playing for the characters. Somewhere deep down way ahead distorts it you know I think I could do that. When I came to Hollywood the first time I was right out of school wanted to be the movies and I and I went made the rounds I broke my pictures to people in my. And did the thing that happened when I was here is I wasn't really studying. You know while I was doing is going around seeing people for what you know manage try to get into the movies. I was there is tight when I was thirteen years old her I was always very conscious of being tall it was it was a big factor in my life. Anything like that well into you. It's it's a big fact he had some big factor in your life when your. Like you too tall too shorter is in terms like what was going on I mean like we slow danced. You know no matter what you know because. You know me the tendency would be you know for a guy was well shorted initiative fasting its. But you know I would slow this with you. Dark comedy yeah. What is it seems freeing to me it's a free kind of thing. I mean I enjoy going received three stooges I always did. Like to watch their movies will warn and and a and a screwdriver in the head and that's kind of like a little bit sick and weird and I enjoy that. But the thing that really excites me. Is when you get inside the people and you find the darkest. What's the what's the darkest thing I can do. He those who came to this person that could be also funny.

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