Marco Perella Adventures of a No Name Actor

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Adventures of a No Name Actor

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Marco Perella is a very successful actor. Which is not to say that he is a famous actor. Content to live in Austin, Texas, with his wife and children, he makes do with the parts that come his way. Whether he has been hired to float down a river dressed in a jester's suit, cast alongside a leading Hollywood lady as a deranged killer, or recruited to teach Kevin Costner how to dance, Marco Perella has met his acting challenges head on. His varied career has brought him into contact with some of Hollywood's biggest stars (including Michael Caine, Jon Voight, Eric Stolz, James Spader, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellwegger, Drew Barrymore, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Barbara Hershey and Meg Ryan), and the tales he tells provide a little insight into these very recognisable names - not to mention an insider's view of an industry that continually fascinates us.

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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.

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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. "I decide that my motivation is to save J. Edgar Hoover from the Mafia before they release photos of him in drag," he wisecracks about his bit role as an FBI agent in JFK. Aspiring actors and entertainment trivia nuts alike will enjoy Perella's witty perspective, including his deconstruction of made-for-TV and B-movie plots: "Tonight James Coburn gets impaled on his backyard satellite dish. My part consists of continuing to be dead." For the most part, Perella's humor is gentle, although he does skewer some celebs, including Charlie Sheen, Judd Nelson, Kevin Costner and Ned Beatty; yet presumably because he's a politically astute minor actor who wants to remain in the profession, his touch remains light. But when Perella discusses some of the dangerous stunts he's been asked to perform, we glimpse the serious underbelly of all the belly laughs. There's also the rather depressing advice he gives to his acting students: never be an extra or stand-in, because it gets you nowhere. Still, just as his students do, Perella disregards such warnings and relishes his crazy craft. So, too, will his readers. (June 12) Forecast: Perella will launch his wry account of the ridiculousness and rewards of show biz with an event at Book People in Austin, Tex., to be hosted by Molly Ivins. From there, he will tour the Lone Star State and then head to Los Angeles. Expect solid niche sales.
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